The Staff Nurse is a professional caregiver who assumes
responsibility and accountability for the assessment, nursing
diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of care for
patients and their families in compliance with the standards for
care at Seton Medical Center, Verity Health System and Nurse
Assesses, collects and documents health assessment data focusing
on the physical, emotional, spiritual, psychosocial and educational
needs of the patient.
a) Interviews the patient/family/significant other to complete
b) Identifies actual and potential needs and determines
c) Identifies barriers to learning.
Completes and documents assessment, focusing on abnormal systems
and actual and potential problems. Performs ongoing assessment as
Plans nursing care, based on priority of physical and
a) Develops realistic short-term goals for each problem,
involving the patient, family or significant others.
b) Plan demonstrates understanding of age-related needs of the
c) Consults with patient, family, significant other and health
care team members in planning for education and discharge
Implements the plan of care including prescribed procedures and
a) Organizes and prioritizes care based on individual needs and
b) Provides continuous assessment for changes in patient's
condition and appropriateness of the plan.
c) Initiates interventions using appropriate clinical expertise
and knowledge based upon evidence based practice
d) Proactively coordinates the activities of health care team
members in completing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing care delivered to reach
the expected outcome.
a) Evaluates the plan of care and adjust based on the current
condition and changing needs of the patient.
b) Accurately and concisely documents the patient's status and
response to the care delivered.
Clinical Practice: Progressive Care Unit
e) Utilizing professional nursing knowledge and skills based
upon evidence based practice
Appropriately assesses for:
a) Physical and psychosocial-emotional needs.
b) Barriers to learning (language, cultural awareness, sensory,
c) Educational/learning needs.
d) Discharge needs.
e) Age-related needs.
f) Issues related to assault or abuse.
Analyzes patient related data, such as vital signs, past medical
history, physical exam findings, laboratory values and other
information, including age-specific criteria, to determine and
adjust as needed to provide the appropriate care.
Utilizes advanced, specialized knowledge and skills to implement
interventions for all patients, by prioritizing needs, and using a
patient centered approach.
Provides health education and teaching to patient's, family
members and/or significant others, that is age specific, providing
for any barriers to learning. Clearly communicates health,
treatment and discharge information, ensuring the patient, family
member or significant other understands all discharge and follow-up
Effectively performs procedures, such as initiation of IV
catheters and fluids, medication administration, dressings, patient
teaching, etc., within their scope of practice, and unit,
department and Medical Center policies and procedures.
Appropriately recognizes and quickly responds to emergency
a) Accurately assesses " C-A B's."
b) Initiates appropriate emergency treatment, i.e., CPR, O2,
c) Communicates critical information to other team members.
Remains current on treatments/practices/procedures through
attendance at continuing education events, in-services and the
review of professional literature.
Integrates/applies new knowledge from education and research
into clinical practice.
Demonstrates knowledge of and competence in age-related patient
Consistently demonstrates knowledge of state and federal
regulations, such as Title XXII. Follows all TJC guidelines and
National Patient Safety Goals.
Consistently and accurately completes required
Demonstrates competence and is able to accurately assess,
respond accordingly to patients with tracheotomy, ventilators,
C-Pap and Bi-Pap
Understand and practice according to the Nurse Practice Act, RN
as Supervisor over appropriate clinical staff.
- Graduation from an accredited school of professional
- Baccalaureate degree in Nursing preferred.
- Staff Nurse II - Minimum of six months Registered Nurse
- Two years Long Term Care experience preferred.
- Current California licensure as a Registered Nurse.
- Current training in Basic Life Support.
OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES & KNOWLEDGE:
- Knowledgeable of the California Nursing Practice Act.
- Able to understand and follow all policies, procedures,
guidelines, rules and regulations of Nursing Service, Seton Medical
Center, Verity Health System, Title XXII.
- Excellent communication and customer service skills.
AHMC- Seton Medical Center has a long tradition of providing
patient-centered, quality care and a commitment to clinical
excellence and our community. Founded in 1893, the 357-bed medical
center now serves 1.5 million residents of San Francisco and
northern San Mateo County with comprehensive inpatient and
outpatient medical specialties, as well as emergency and urgent
care services. Its sister facility, Seton Coastside, is a 116-bed
skilled nursing complex offering inpatient care and the only
24-hour standby Emergency Department on the Pacific Coast between
Daly City and Santa Cruz. We pride ourselves on improving the
health and well-being of our patients, community, and populations,
we serve with high quality community partnerships, and continuous
innovation to our health care delivery system and this is why we
need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on
our mission to deliver the safest and highest quality