Clinical Nurse I - Ambulatory Surgery Care Unit / Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) - San Gregorio - job 746130

The County of Santa Clara - County-Wide Recruitment

Date: 05/04/2021

City: San Gregorio, California

Employment type: Full-time


Under close supervision, incumbents apply the theoretical concepts of nursing in order to perform routine nursing patient care within established nursing policies and procedures in controlled patient care situations; and develop the skills, knowledge and techniques of acute nursing. This is the entry-level class in the series.

Clinical Nurse I - Ambulatory Surgery Care Unit / Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

O'Connor Hospital - Ambulatory Surgery Care Unit

O'Connor Hospital - OR Recovery - PACU

St. Louise Regional Hospital - OR Recovery - PACU

Valley Medical Center - Ambulatory Surgery Post Anesthesia

The eligible list will be used for future openings within this competency area. The competency area includes the Ambulatory Surgery Care Unit and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) in the County of Santa Clara Health System.

Better Health for All!

The County of Santa Clara owns and operates a Hospitals and Clinics Delivery System that includes Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, O'Connor Hospital, and St. Louise Regional Hospital.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - 731 bed tertiary level acute care hospital providing the highest level of adult and pediatric emergency medical and trauma services, a regional high risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, an ACS-verified Burn Trauma Center, a Primary Stroke Center, a CARF-accredited Rehabilitation Center, emergency and acute inpatient psychiatric services, as well as a range of other specialized services – in some cases the only such treatment in the region.

O'Connor Hospital -358-bed acute care facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty programs to more than 1 million residents of San Jose. O'Connor Hospital was founded in 1889 as one of the first hospitals in Santa Clara County.

St. Louise Regional Hospital - 93-bed acute care facility affectionately known as South County's community hospital, is a Designated Primary Stroke Center, and is the only acute care hospital in the area. Located in Gilroy, St. Louise is one of the largest employers in the community.

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Typical Tasks


  • Obtains data for nursing assessment from patient and/or family;

  • Learns to utilize assessment data to formulate nursing diagnosis;

  • Observes patient behavior and documents in a clear, concise manner.


  • Identifies obvious patient care problems and established priorities for care based on nursing and medical diagnoses;

  • Under direction initiates a patient care plan and collaborates with other staff members when appropriate; may suggest revisions to a patient care plan dependent upon the changing needs of the patient;

  • Contributes to the development of unit standards of care;

  • Under direction, plans patient teaching activities.


  • Complies with external and internal licensure regulations and accreditation body standards pertaining to nursing practice;

  • Recognizes and implements legal and ethical responsibilities and duties of registered nurses;

  • Establishes priorities and gives nursing care based on the patient care plan;

  • Accepts accountability for all nursing care provided;

  • Monitors compliance with safety standards and care protocols for self and others;

  • Documents nursing care given and patient's response to care;

  • Assists in coordinating the activities needed to implement the patient care plan;

  • Participates in implementation of patient discharge plan;

  • Under direction teaches patient and families.

  • Seeks supervision and guidance in developing nursing skills, in performing procedures not yet mastered and when functioning in unfamiliar situations.


  • Evaluates the patient's response to care provided;

  • Communicates evaluation outcomes to appropriate staff;

  • Evaluates teaching provided by self and others.

Employment Standards

Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Registered Nurse or RN Interim Permittee as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position as indicated above.

Experience Note: An entry candidate typically would acquire the qualifications listed for this position by possessing a valid California Registered Nurse License and less than one year acute care nursing experience, or California Interim Permit issued to a graduate of a registered nurse program. A re-entry candidate would typically have past acute care nursing experience, have just completed a registered nurse refresher program, and have an active California Registered Nurse License.

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