County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Staff Nurse II

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on May 25, 2019

Staff Nurse II Part-Time & Extra-Help

Salary: $38.47 - $46.76/Hourly

Position Information

Work in the beautiful Valley of the Moon and join the Department of Health Services as a Part-Time or Extra-Help Staff Nurse II!

We offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment that provides continuous training, education, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities. You can also look forward to some excellent benefits*, including:
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $600 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is seeking dedicated, California-licensed Registered Nurses for part-time and extra-help Staff Nurse II positions in the Juvenile Institutions Health Program at Juvenile Hall. Located in the Juvenile Justice Center, Juvenile Hall is a locked, residential detention facility with a bed capacity of 140. The state-of-the art facility sits at the entrance of the Valley of the Moon in the beautiful hills of Mount Hood. In Juvenile Hall, a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals from Public Health and Behavioral Health provides incarcerated minors with a broad range of health services.

Along with performing general registered nursing functions, the Staff Nurse II will perform specific medical functions, including assessments and treatments. This position must work harmoniously in a multi-cultural setting and within the security guidelines of the facility. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Some experience providing nursing care in a detention setting to an incarcerated population
  • Experience providing services to incarcerated minors including immunization administration, care coordination with other providers, as well as assessments and treatments according to standardized procedures for RNs
  • The ability to observe, assess, and report both physical and emotional symptoms and conditions of patients
  • An aptitude for working with minors and parents/guardians sympathetically and tactfully
  • The ability to work all shifts, including days, evenings, nights, and weekends
This employment list may also be used to fill future part-time or extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of this list.
 
Minimum Qualifications
Education: Academic course work which directly relates to the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, graduation from an approved school of nursing will meet these requirements.

Experience: Any combination of training and experience that will provide an opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, six months recent professional nursing experience in an acute care facility would provide this opportunity.

License: Possession of a valid California license as a Registered Nurse. Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including necessary special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment, to perform the essential job functions of the position.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Working knowledge of: the modern methods, theories, techniques and procedures used in professional nursing; all aspects of the nursing process; assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation; medical terminology, hospital routines, procedures, equipment and facilities.

Considerable knowledge of: the use, administration and effects of medicines and narcotics.

Knowledge of: safety and infection control procedures.

Skills in: performing both basic and advanced nursing techniques.

Ability to: accurately assess patient's needs and to quickly recognize and manage changes in the patient's condition; observe and report both physical and emotional symptoms and conditions of patients; function as a team leader; deal with patients and their families sympathetically and tactfully while carrying out prescribed treatment; assist patients in understanding and accepting their diagnosis, conditions and treatments; follow oral and written directions of a technical and professional nature in detail; motivate and teach patients and patients' families in assisting in their own care, treatment and health maintenance; protect the rights of patients and maintain confidentiality of all hospital and medical related matters; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and effective communication with other hospital and medical personnel; chart legibly, concisely, accurately and informatively; maintain, interpret and evaluate nursing charts, records and reports; work during weekdays, weekends, holidays, and various shift hours; comply with common hospital rules, regulations, practices and procedures; stand and walk for long periods and work under mental and physical strain.