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Staff Nurse II, Behavioral Health Inpatient Adult

Sutter Health
San Mateo County, CA
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

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MPHS-Mills-Peninsula Medical Center

Position Overview:
The Registered Nurse, following the scope and standards of professional nursing practice, provides comprehensive patient-family centered care addressing potential and actual health and illness problems for patients and families.

A Registered Nurse, who, under the supervision of the Nurse Manager/ Director, has continual opportunity to exercise initiative and independent professional judgment, uses the nursing process to provide comprehensive patient centered nursing care for assigned patients; and as a primary member of a nursing care team, guides and monitors work of paraprofessional and other team members. This care is performed as a part of a customer focused, service oriented team that incorporates the values of Mills Peninsula Health Services in a confidential environment. The Registered Nurse integrates the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and the Patients' Bill of Rights, Professional Scope and Standards of Practice and pertinent Specialty Standards into his or her nursing practice.

Job Description:

These Principal Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or technical development).


Provides care to a defined patient/family assignment:

• Utilizes the nursing process and standards of nursing practice to deliver care for assigned patients. The process includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation, outcomes identification and care coordination of the medical (dependent) and nursing (independent) plan of care for patient and family

• Creates and maintains an individualized Care plans formulated in collaboration with the patient and family/ and other disciplines to meet the goals of the care event (hospital stay or episode of care).

• Provides comprehensive nursing care that includes, but is not limited to, physical care, provision of a safe environment, emotional support and administration of prescribed medications, intravenous therapy, and providing health care education as indicated.

• Patient-centered and responsive to patient/family needs, including those who are not directly assigned

• Engages in continuous patient/family education while providing care

• Ensures patient/family understands discharge instructions and plan for next level of service.

• Care is age appropriate


• Communicates and documents the patient's response to the plan of care. Consistently evaluates and updates the care plan, informing others of changes in patient response in timely and assertive manner.

• Acts to resolve patient care issues in manner that is patient centered, and upholds ethical standards of practice while supporting team members.

• Understands the need to continually evaluate and reassess patient care problems and contributes to this dynamic process.

• Keeps current with department/organization communications to participate in the work environment

• Communications are effective and professional at all times

• Completes documentation timely to facilitate team member access to information

• Maintains confidentiality of patient data

Collaboration: Coordinates care of other professional Disciplines and Supervises Nursing Care performed by Ancillary care team.

• Implements the medical and nursing care plans by performing direct care /or delegating tasks as appropriate, which are fundamental to nursing practice in an acute care setting.

• Coordinates the care of the patient through referrals, direct and indirect communication, participation in rounds and care conferences with physicians and other disciplines.

• Contributes positively to the department work environment, serves as Charge RN and other unit roles as eligible, participates in unit governance.

Professional Development

• Identifies own learning needs and pursues ongoing self-development to maintain competency in clinical skills through continued education and professional growth.

• Demonstrates ongoing development toward attainment of proficiency in core competencies of the department.

• Expresses understanding of current health care concepts and teach same to patient/families and other staff members

• Completes mandatory education by deadline and maintains current licensure and certifications.

Professional Leadership Behaviors:

• Acts as a role model of professional behaviors for other team members; takes initiative to solve problems, assumes accountability for patients and families, is team oriented and supportive of other team members.

• Thinks critically and takes actions to execute decisions that advance the patient's plan of care.

• Shows commitment to unit and hospital standards, philosophy and values

• Orients, guides and evaluates nursing team members and students

• Promotes healthy and safe work environment

Evidence-Based Practice & Outcomes Monitoring

• Assumes a professional leadership role in improving the quality of the health care delivery system.

• Participates in unit outcomes monitoring and performance improvements

• Self-monitors care to complete core measures actions, documentation and patient safety strategies such as using SBAR, completing post-event huddles and other activities.

• Decision-making is supported by evidence and seeks out evidence to support practice changes

Resource Stewardship:

• Utilizes human and material resources to maximize the quality of health care and minimize the patient cost

• Delivers care in a manner that minimizes waste, is defect free and, streamlines processes from patient perspective

Equivalent experience will be accepted in lieu of the required degree or diploma.

HS Diploma

Other: Graduation from accredited School of Nursing

Bachelor's: Minimum

OR Master's:


RN-Registered Nurse of California

Management of Assaultive Behavior certification

OR BLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider

Certification in Specialty


Sufficient previous clinical experience in nursing


Knowledge of the pathophysiology, common treatments, medications, complications and prevention strategies for area of clinical practice

Knowledge of QSEN Competencies: Quality and Patient Safety Education core nursing competencies

Thorough knowledge of nursing process and/or surgical procedures

Thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology

Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills to promote effective with patient/families and staff interactions

Able to navigate electronic health record (EHR) and successfully complete competency

Intravenous treatments, wound care and medication administration skills at competent level

Demonstrates flexibility , self-motivation

Must be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written English

Must have visual and hearing acuity

Job Shift:

Part Time

Shift Hours:

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Weekend Requirements:
Every other Weekend



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Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.

Pay Range is $73.21 to $99.07 / hour

The salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate's experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package.
Schedule/Shift: Regular/ Nights

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