Posted on 06/06/2017

Registered Nurse

San Ysidro Health Center - San Diego, CA

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Job Description

Provides total patient care using basic nursing principles, including rehabilitation and preventative nursing.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Provides direct patient care, monitors medical condition, consults with physicians, and provides counseling, after care instructions, and health education.
  • Screens patients and maintains patient records and charts to ensure an accurate record of the patient’s medical treatment. Prepares written documents as required by department and profession.
  • Administers medications by all routes. Prepares, hangs, monitors, and discontinues I.V. fluids. Administers vaccines, applies and reads TB Skin tests. Oversees immunizations to assure compliance with program requirements.
  • Orders and interprets specific laboratory tests; reviews patient’s history and communicates findings to the provider.
  • Maintains clinic-use medications and equipment orderly and properly labeled. Assesses supply and equipment needs and maintains adequate stock. Directs the requisition, care, and maintenance of inventory, equipment, and supplies including daily and monthly logs.
  • Follows SYHC policies and procedures for efficient department operations, reporting requirements, and maintaining quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Attends meetings as required.
  • Integrate internal relations with the clinical staff to continually improve patient satisfaction.
  • Assists in coordination of nursing schedule to ensure nursing coverage during all hours of operation and coordination of medical services to all patients.
  • May rotate or be assigned to various clinics and departments, such as Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Adult Medicine and Specialty Care.  May manage and coordinates activities and personnel in assigned units.   
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


Job Requirements

Education Required (Minimum level of education):

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Preferred: Bachelor's degree

Certifications/Licenses Required:

  • Current CA RN and driver's license.
  • CPR certification.
  • Preferred: I.V. Certification

Experience (Minimum level of experience):

  • Clinical rotations.
  • Preferred: 2 years of experience in medical-surgical or outpatient nursing or specialty area.

Verbal and Written Skills Required to Perform the Job:

  • Bilingual (Spanish-English).
  • Excellent fluent written and verbal communication skills.

Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job:

  • EKG techniques; IV therapy

Equipment Used (Computers, phones, vehicles, copy machines and fax machines etc.):

  • Office equipment such as computers, copiers, telephone, fax machines, etc.
  • Medical equipment includes IV fluid administration, emergency cart, defibrillator (AED), nebulizer, etc.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent prolonged standing/walking.
  • Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients.
  • Occasionally lifts supplies/equipment.
  • Handles emergency or crisis.
  • Occasionally subject to multiple calls and inquiries.

Working Conditions:

  • Exposed to medical and emergency elements (accidents, injuries and illness).
  • May work variable schedule and/or extended hours

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