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Registered Nurse - General and Specialty Surgical Unit (CLIN NURSE 2)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 1/8/2017

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Title

Registered Nurse - General and Specialty Surgical Unit (CLIN NURSE 2)

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Weekly Hours

36 ; 90%

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Med/Surg-Adult Gen/Spec Surger


12-hour Variable

Full/Part Time


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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Department Description

The General and Specialty Surgery unit provides care for post-surgical patients undergoing complex abdominal, oral, head & neck, plastics and urological procedures. The unit serves a diverse adult and geriatric patient population. Some of the more common surgical procedures include: surgical bowel resections, partial pancreatectomy, gastric bypass, gastrectomy, liver resections as well as complex surgical wounds and fistulas. Urology patients include those receiving treatment for prostatectomy, nephrectomy, bladder tumors, kidney stones and urethral abnormalities. The Otolaryngology population includes patients requiring major head and neck surgery with muscle flaps or skin graft reconstruction as well as tracheotomy. The plastic population includes patients requiring free flaps, and reconstruction s/p mastectomies. The oral maxillofacial surgery patient population include jaw reconstruction and complex teeth extractions.

The unit provides continuous oxygen and basic telemetry monitoring to 14 beds on 13 Long which are centrally monitored in the observation room on the 14th floor.

Nurses are trained in wound / skin care, intravenous therapy, diabetic management, care of central lines, continuous bladder irrigation, drain management, pain management with epidural and patient controlled analgesia, pulmonary care, tracheotomy care, medication administration, patient falls risk assessment and prevention, monitoring fluid and electrolyte and monitoring vital signs along with continuous oxygen monitoring.

The interdisciplinary team includes a Patient Care Manager, Assistant Patient Care Manager, Registered Nurses (RN), Patient Care Assistants (PCA), Unit Service Coordinators (USC), Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is available for consultation. Other members of the interdisciplinary team include Social Work, Case Management, Physical Therapy, Occupational therapy and dietary.

Job Summary

* Utilizes the nursing process for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation to provide safe, therapeutic care

* Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary and nursing teams

* Carries out established nursing care for patients and performs related duties as required

* Performs nursing care for patients with more complex needs, with assistance and supervision

* Assists with the management of patient care administered by other members of the nursing team

This position requires the flexibility to orient and work in all UCSF Medical Center locations.

Required Qualifications

* Minimum one to two years of recent clinical RN experience with post surgical patients (experience with drains/wound care)

* Active State of California Registered Nurse licensure

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* This position requires the flexibility to orient and work in all UCSF Medical Center locations

Preferred Qualifications

* Telemetry monitoring experience

* Previous clinical RN experience in an academic medical center



* Active State of California Registered Nurse licensure

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


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