We are looking for a Staff Nurse II - CA Nurses Association for
the Emergency Services Department at Queen of the Valley Medical
Location: Napa, California
Schedule: Full time - 72 Biweekly hours
Shift: 12 hour, Nights
The Staff Nurse independently uses the nursing process to
safely, therapeutically and efficiently care for a group of
patients. Uses information from a variety of sources to assess,
plan, implement, identify outcomes and evaluate patient's plan of
The Staff Nurse III is a proficient clinician providing nursing
care efficiently and effectively using a high level of technical
and organizational skills as well as critical thinking ability.
- CLINICAL PRACTICE: The practitioner is accountable to recognize
the health and quality of life needs of the patients, family, and
community, and to collaborate with them to achieve mutually agreed
upon goals. The practitioner utilizes his/her specialized skills
and scientific knowledge to design collaborative and integrated
care that binds together all resources in a goal oriented movement
toward health. Components of clinical practice are competence,
evidenced based practice/continuous quality improvement, advanced
practice nursing, and practice standards.
- Provides a safe environment specific to age and development of
- Standard of practice for all levels:
Provides safe environment specific to age and development of
patient population served.
Adheres to all safety policies and procedures.
Identifies safety issues or hazards in the work environment and
communicates deficiencies appropriately.
Has access to and administers and/or handles medications
according to this position's license or certification standards and
Medical Center policy.
- COLLABORATION: The process whereby the health care team plan
and practice together as colleagues working interdependently within
the boundaries of their scopes of practice using shared values and
mutual respect for each others' contribution to care for
individuals, their families and communities. Major elements include
non-hierarchal relationships and intra/inter professional
- Facilitates patient care through effective communication.
- Standard of nursing practice for all levels:
Communicates patient condition/care changes to charge nurse,
supervisor, medical staff and other team members.
Completes shift report and documentation in a timely manner.
Anticipates and is prepared to present information to patients
and families regarding plan of care.
Responsible for accurate, complete, and individualized
documentation of patient assessment, goals, plan of care,
interventions and care provided, as well as patient's progress
toward discharge goals.
Actively participates in organizational decision making groups
such as committees, counsels, or task forces.
Recognizes and makes visible the contributions of peers.
- CULTURE AND CARING: The central theme of the SJHS practice
model is the caring relationship that exists between the
patient/family and nurse. Caring practices are activities that are
responsive to the uniqueness of the patient/family and that create
a compassionate and therapeutic environment. Holistic practice
addresses physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive and
developmental needs of patients and families across the life span.
Care for the body, mind and spirit - from birth to final stage of
life - is a desired characteristic of professional practice.
Culture is a collection of traditions, beliefs, values and
behaviors that make up the context for how care is delivered.
Culture forms and develops over time. The desired culture supports
and values are:
- Innovative and improvement, openness, risk taking, integrity,
trust, and mutual respect.
- A nursing code of ethics, which is securely integrated into
- Interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Advancement of nursing practice.
- Reward and recognition for professional achievements.
- Promotes participation and supports community education
activities and events.
- Demonstrates behavior that supports a culture based on
innovation, openness, integrity, trust and mutual respect.
- Standards of Practice for all levels:
Acknowledges the unique contributions of each individual.
Thinks broadly when seeking new ways to improve performance,
processes, and service.
Creates an environment of continuous improvement.
Tries new approaches and takes appropriate risks.
Seeks out and utilizes best practices.
Strives to be open, flexible, supportive and adaptable to
Seeks opportunities to facilitate change and encourages others
to do the same.
Responds resourcefully to new demands and challenges.
Maintains a constructive, positive outlook amidst change and
Contributes positively to create and maintain a healing, healthy
Advocate for resources including fiscal and technology resources
to support unit and division goals.
Seeks opportunities to participate in the evaluation of new
technology, information system, architectural or space designs to
support professional practice.
- Ability to utilize resources appropriately: 1) maintain a safe
work environment by adhering to all Joint Commission, Title 22,
Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures and other
regulatory requirements; 2) identify, report, and seek to correct
unsafe conditions or practices; 3) demonstrate efficient use of
time and resources working within established budget
- Basic math and computer data entry skills
- Current clinical skills of unit specific type patients
- Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when
performing professional nursing care dealing with patients and
families often under tense situations
- Must be proficient in required competencies upon completion of
orientation, as listed on the unit specific orientation and
competency assessment form, and may also be listed on performance
Minimum Position Qualifications:
- Staff Nurse II: Must have more than 1 year of experience and
meet the department specific competencies.
- Current California RN license.
- Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification.
- ACLS certification - American Heart Association.
- PALS or ENPC certification.
- TNCC or ATCN certification required within 6 months of hire or
transfer to position/department.
Preferred Position Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's Degree on Nursing.
Experience: Staff Nurse I and Staff Nurse II: Emergency Room
- Certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN, TCEN, CPEN)
For 50 years, Queen of the Valley Medical Center has been the
premiere medical facility in the Napa Valley. Our long history of
providing high quality and caring service is founded on four core
values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity.
These central principles inspire us to reach out to those in need
and to help heal the whole person-mind, body and spirit.
Queen of the Valley Medical Center combines the region's most
qualified physicians and staff with the most advanced technology
available. Because we have such high standards of care, our
programs have been recognized regionally and nationally for their
demonstrated success of outcome and care which is par with
Queen of the Valley Medical Center provides equal employment
opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements,
Queen of the Valley Medical Center complies with applicable state
and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every
location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies
to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,
hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment
consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in
for staff vacancies.