HCA, Hospital Corporation of America RN II, Surgery in San Jose, California

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Schedule: 0.9 (36 hours per week), Shift: Evenings with rotating weekends

Internal Posting Period: 08/15/2016 - 08/22/2016


Under general supervision, provides clinically competent professional nursing care.

The Registered Nurse is responsible for patient assessment, development, implementation and coordination of the patients' plan of care including the medical treatment plan and the evaluation of patient treatment. The Registered Nurse will function within the full scope of the RN licensure, according to the California Nursing Practice Act.

The Registered Nurse has primary accountability for monitoring patient outcomes. As the team coordinator of the patient care team (including but not limited to: physicians, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, technicians, and support and clerical staff), the Registered Nurse collaborates, directs, delegates, assigns, guides and serves as a resource to the department and the patient care team for patient care delivery.

The Registered Nurse promotes a cooperative working relationship with care team members, physicians, other disciplines and the public by facilitating and enhancing communication, displaying honesty and respect, displaying sensitivity to cultural and age differences, and expressing and accepting feedback in a professional manner.

The Registered Nurse supports the mission, philosophy and goals of the Good Samaritan Hospital.


The Registered Nurse exercises clinical judgment and critical thinking in all aspects of the nursing process and its application, directs the delivery of patient treatments and procedures, initiates patient discharge planning and performs patient family teaching. The Registered Nurse sets priorities, initiates and directs emergency interventions, provides clinical direction to members of the patient care team including assignment and follow-up. Serves as a role model and resource to other staff members. Directs the patient care delivery for basic and systematic patient treatments and procedures.

Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the orientation program for new personnel and the clinical education of nursing students and makes suggestions for specific changes to these programs.

The Registered Nurse coordinates unit activities in support of patient care practices and promotes cost containment and appropriate utilization of staff, supplies and equipment resources and adheres to all GSH policies and procedures.

The Registered Nurse establishes goals for own professional development and seeks educational and patient care assignment opportunities necessary to meet developmental goals.

Assumes individual responsibility for cost effectiveness. Provides input into budgetary process.

Ensures a safe working environment. Complies with hospital life-safety, quality and risk management policies, standards and procedures, and in doing so is responsible for identifying, reporting and initiating corrective action.

The Registered Nurse participates in the performance improvement processes, per JCAHO and/or other regulatory agencies.

The Registered Nurse complies with the performance criteria applicable to the specific Registered Nurse level as described in the clinical ladder program.


  1. One (1) year of full-time equivalent or more prior Operating Room/Surgery experience as a Registered Nurse.

  2. Ability to learn and utilize computerized patient care management system.

  3. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. Must read, write and verbally communicate in the English language.

  4. Must maintain confidentiality.

Title: RN II, Surgery

Location: California-San Jose-Good Samaritan Hospital

Requisition ID: 03360-16397