Staff NurseSUTTER COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES
$5,884 - $6,547/Monthly; $70,603 - $78,560/Annually
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There is currently one vacancy that will be filled at either the I, II or Staff Nurse level depending upon qualifications. Under supervision, provides professional nursing care for patients/clients in the Psychiatric Health Facility, Public Health Clinic and/or other assigned area. This position requires shift work, occasional overtime and evening and/or weekend work. The current position is assigned to the Public Health Division. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill any future opening(s) in this class up to nine months.
Current recognized theory, techniques and practices of nursing; medical terminology, techniques and equipment; the uses and effects of medicines and narcotics. Knowledge of standard practices used in caring for the mentally ill or emotionally disturbed and psychiatric medication is required when assigned to the Behavioral Health Department.
Provide professional nursing care to patients/clients; exercise patience, initiative and judgment in recognizing symptoms indicative of adverse patient reactions; maintain confidentiality of patient/client information; establish and maintain effective interpersonal relations with individuals and groups; effectively work with individuals from various socio-economic and multi-cultural backgrounds; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to hear; understand and follow oral and written instructions; maintain medical charts and records; supervise and/or direct the work of subordinates. Ability to speak, read and write Spanish, Punjabi or Hmong in addition to English or perform sign language is desirable for some positions.
Education & Experience:
Education and experience that would demonstrate the possession of the above knowledge and abilities. One year of professional nursing experience in relevant area is desirable.
Essential duties require the following physical and work requirements: Requires the ability to maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under varied circumstances; ability to hear and communicate orally; requires sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements, such as using a computer, typing, data entry or use of other office equipment or supplies; ability to think and act quickly in emergencies; effectively deal with personal danger. Must be able to support the weight of patients for brief periods of time in positioning/ transporting; exercise a moderate amount of physical exertion and manual dexterity in handling of patients and/or equipment; walk and stand for long periods of time; distinguish colors; must be able to push and pull a medication cart up and down corridors that may be slightly uneven and move the cart around tight corners; ability to operate and use a variety of health care equipment and tools; and must be able to work in a health care environment; may require the ability to operate a motor vehicle. For Jail Medical Program must pass a background investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Department; and must be willing and able to accept assignment in a locked jail facility serving clients of various cultural, physical, behavioral and psychological profiles. Must be able to work shift work that includes weekends on a rotating basis and work the morning or evening shift as assigned.
Licenses: Possession of a current valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California. Some positions require a California Driver's License.