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Department:  Nursing
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

The Clinical Nurse I – MedSurg role provides direct patient care in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act to assigned patients on Medical/Surgical units. The nurse collaborates with other disciplines of the health care team to ensure the delivery of safe, timely and appropriate quality patient care. This includes providing physical assessments, nursing interventions, pain management, medication administrations, specimen collection, meeting nutritional needs, and teaching and discharge needs of the patients assigned. Utilizes the nursing process based on evidence-based best practices to meet patient care needs. Evaluates and adjusts the nursing care process as necessary with consultation as needed, and confers with the appropriate resource personnel when making ethical/legal/medical dilemma decisions. Performs other duties as assigned. 


Education and Experience:

  • Clinical Nurse I’s at Magnet-designated facilities only require a BSN or that a BSN program is started within one year of hire date and a BSN degree is attained within two years of starting the BSN program.
  • BSN preferred.


Additional requirements for specific departments are as follows:

  • Experience in Functional Improvement Measure (FIM) preferred. Previous experience in rehab nursing is preferred.


License Required:

  • Registered Nurse in the State of California - Current and in good standing.


Certifications Required:

  • Current BLS certification prior to clinical rotation.
  • Department-specific certification requirements are as follows:
  • Acute Rehab: FIM certification.


Certifications Preferred

  • Acute Rehab: Certified Rehabilitation Nurse (CRRN) and NIHSS certification.


Position Reports to: Department Director, Charge Nurse, Relief Charge Nurse, Nursing Supervisor

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Clinic, Rehabilitation, Medical, Nursing, Patient Care, Healthcare

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