Novato, California

Position Overview:


Under the direction of the Staff Nurse II, Team Leader or Manager of Patient Care Services, the Staff Nurse I provides direct care to patients using the nursing process of assessment: planning, implementation and evaluation, so that the physical, psycho-social, safety, rehabilitative and learning needs of patients and their families are addressed.  This function is performed in association with nursing peers and co-workers, attending physicians and allied support services.  This position is responsible for managing care of assigned patients and directing the activities of the ancillary staff.

Med/Surg & ICU-SCU Unit: The Staff RN competently uses the nursing process, medical therapeutics, and technological and personal interventions to accomplish this.  Actively participates in hospital quality assurance/improvement, risk management, clinical operations and customer service excellence.

Post Anesthesia Care Unit: The Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Staff Nurse II provides direct care to surgical patients, with primary emphasis on the immediate postoperative period.  The PACU Staff Nurse competently uses the nursing process, medical therapeutics, and technological and personal interventions in assuming responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame.


  • Provides individualized, goal-directed nursing care to patients through the use of the nursing process and documentation from admission to discharge.  This includes and is not limited to patient assessment by gathering information necessary to formulate a nursing diagnosis to be used as a basis for planning care by developing a written plan consistent with formulated nursing diagnosis.
  • Implements care that is skillful, efficient, safe and based on patient care standards by performing nursing procedures required for patient assignments, providing the outlined care, and documenting the care given and changes in the patient's condition in accordance with standards.
  • Anticipates and recognizes potential problems and intervenes appropriately by correlating data, test results, progress notes and patient condition.
  • Evaluates the degree of effectiveness of the plan of care and patient safety and makes changes as needs are recognized.
  • Provides leadership by managing care through others using Standards of Practice (The Joint Commission, Title XXII, Professional Practice Acts) and interpreting (or uses others to interpret) Standards of Practice to other staff, which may include legal implications.
  • Actively participates in professional growth opportunities and provides high quality customer relations utilizing excellent interpersonal and communication skills.



  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing strongly preferred
  • MAB Training within 6 months of hire required


  • Registered Nurse - State Licensure - RN required
  • Basic Life Support Certification - HealthCare Provider - BLS-HCP
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support - ACLS
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support - PALS
  • NIHSS within 90 days required
  • CCRN, CNOR, or TNCC strongly preferred

  • 2-3 years PACU, ICU, or ED experience within the last 5 years required
  • Knowledgeable and able to use the nursing process to the benefit of patients
  • Must have communication, leadership and guest-relations skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency to operate all department equipment.

Organization: Novato Community Hospital
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Union: Yes
Job Shift: Day/Evening
Shift Hours: 8-12 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: None
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 72

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

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Novato, California

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