Meets all eligibility requirements of a Registered Nurse I. Works under the supervision of the Director. The Registered Nurse II assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and supervises individualized care in a patient care area according to departmental policies and procedures and Nurse Practice Act. She/he will individualize patient care based upon the age appropriate and developmental needs and will accept responsibility for the direction of co-workers in the implementation of the plan of care. Collaborates with physicians, patient/families and members of the health care team in delivering a plan of care. Utilizes positive communication skills. May be required to work on other nursing units according to distribution of staff and patients. Should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his/her unit.
Current California RN license. Current BLS/Healthcare Provider status as per American Heart Association standards. * See unit specific certification requirements below. Minimum of one (1) year Clinical Registered Nurse experience preferred in specialty areas. Must have successfully completed SVMH Pharmacology test. Precise hand/eye coordination and finger dexterity is necessary to administer medications, start IV, perform procedures and other direct patient care activities. Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, significant others, co-workers, physicians, and other staff members. Ability to prioritize and perform critical thinking process to include, but not limited to: (respiratory, cardio-pulmonary, neuro and psychosocial), to formulate a plan of care based upon the assessment and to evaluate the patient’s reaction to the plan of care.