SUMMARY: Under general supervision, the SLH Registered Nurse II
provides nursing care to patients, including medications and
treatment. Plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and
performs related duties as required. The Registered Nurse II level
is the journey level class where incumbents have had the required
professional nursing experience and are capable of independently
performing the full range of clinical nursing services involving
patient care. Registered Nurse II's may supervise the work of
professional and paraprofessional staff of the unit to which
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the
duties performed by employees in this classification, however,
employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.
Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual
Accompanies, assists, and represents the needs of patients to
Accurately provide care with respect to medication
administration, skin and wound care, ADL's and other essential
patient care related activities.
Develops, implements, evaluates and makes modifications in the
nursing care plan; prepares required records and reports.
Gathers and assess information about patients to meet nursing
needs; assists and consults with physician in the performance of
procedures and diagnostic tests; contracts physicians and/or other
departments to obtain or provide patient information.
May provide oversight to staff who monitor telemetry systems;
alerts primary nurse of changes in underlying rhythms and of any
life threatening arrhythmias that may develop; interprets and posts
telemetry strips at the hours specified; admits and discharges
patients with telemetry units as appropriate.
Organizes, supervises, makes adjustments and accepts
responsibility for the quality of care provided patients by
co-workers for a given work period; at the level II assumes
responsibility as a team leader or a charge nurse when
Participates in promoting a healthful, safe, and therapeutic
environment for patient and families; set up and controls the
environment essential for infection control.
Participates in the implementation of patient care standards,
infection control standards and quality assurance criteria; assist
with conducting studies; participates in unit and other
- Provides and evaluates patient care established standards and
criteria in conformity with the nursing care plan. Monitors
patients for significant and critical changes and initiates
procedures as required; documents care given according to set
standards and at required intervals. Interprets and explains
procedures, regimens, and services to patients and families;
teaches patients and family members health care and disease
prevention techniques. Prepares patients and/or area for procedures
and operations; assists physicians; uses instruments and equipment
related to the area of assignment.
Education: Graduate of an accredited Nursing program required;
Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.
Minimum Experience: Six months experience as a Registered Nurse
I with AHS or the equivalent of one year full time recent
experience at a comparable level in a minimum 100-bed hospital or
in the area of specialty; (if experience is not recent, completion
of an approved refresher course may be acceptable).
Required Licenses/Certifications: Valid license to practice as a
Registered Nurse in the State of California.
Required Licenses/Certifications: ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life
Support Certification - issued by AHA American Heart Association
may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient
Required Licenses/Certifications: BLS - Basic Life Support
Certification issued by the American Heart Association. Other
advanced life support certifications may be required per
unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
Required Licenses/Certifications: CPI -Crisis Prevention
Intervention Training (required for positions in the Emergency
Required Licenses/Certifications: PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life
Support Certification- AHA American Heart Association (Required for
Preferred Licenses/Certifications: CCRN - Critical Care
Registered Nurse is preferred.
Preferred Licenses/Certifications: CEN - Certified Emergency
Nurse is preferred (for positions in the Emergency Department).
Must have 1 year of OR RN Experience