September 14, 2016
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Registered Nurse - Orthopedic/Neurospine/Orthospine Unit (CLIN NURSE 2)

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

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Job Description

Job Title

Registered Nurse - Orthopedic/Neurospine/Orthospine Unit (CLIN NURSE 2)

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Job Code


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Weekly Hours

36 ; 90%

Appointment Type



Med/Surg 7E Adult


12-hour Variable

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is represented by a union

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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 Orthopaedic / Neurospine/ Orthospine unit is a dynamic state-of-the art newly renovated unit providing care for patients undergoing Total Joint Replacement, Neurospine, and Orthospine Surgery.

Types of surgery common on this unit include Total Joint Replacement of hips and knees, bone and soft tissue tumor resection, Orthospine and Neurospine surgery. Spinal procedures include laminectomy, discectomy, foraminotomy and spinal fusions.

The unit focuses on cutting edge pain management modalities, evidence-based post-surgical interventions and advanced surgical interventions.

Nurses support their patients with an interdisciplinary approach. The dynamic patient care team consists of surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, case managers and social workers.

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 procedures 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 at all UCSF Medical Center locations

Required Qualifications

* Minimum two years of recent adult medical-surgical clinical RN experience in an acute care hospital includes a minimum of three months of orthopedic/neurospine experience total joint, neuro/ orthopedic spine patients in an acute care facility

* Active licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position

* Multisystem assessment skills are essential to provide pain management, pulmonary and cardiovascular assessment, and management of fluid and electrolyte imbalance

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

Preferred Qualifications


* Recent clinical RN experience in an academic medical center


* Active licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California

* 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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