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Department:  Nursing
Status:  Full Time
Shift:  1st

Are you flexible, quick thinking, and able to take needed action without direct instructions? Are you an excellent communicator and adept at maintaining successful working relationships with team members and various groups throughout the organization? Do you like variety in your work and does the challenge of supporting multiple departments excite you? If you said yes, keep reading – we may have the perfect opportunity for you. 

As part of the nursing team at Hoag Memorial Hospital's Nursing Staffing Office (Float Pool), you will deliver direct inpatient care as per the California Nurse Practice Act, and in support of the mission of the Patient Care Services Division. Being a Hoag Clinical Nurse I, means serving our community by using research and evidence-based outcomes, and collaborating with members of your team to offer the highest level of care to those who depend on us. 

Inside Hoag’s Float Pool 

Our Staffing Office provides three levels of nursing support to the hospital based on expertise and patient acuity: Float I, II, and III. As a Float I nurse your primary responsibility will be to provide direct patient care to various medical/surgical units, including: Oncology, Pulmonary, Gynecology/Urology, Surgical, and Telemetry. The patient population served is the adult and geriatric patient with medical, surgical, oncological, cardiac, and/or neurological diagnoses. You will also have an opportunity to float to both Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Hoag Hospital Irvine, and receive an additional 5% to your base pay rate. 

Other duties may include:  

  • Assessing and documenting a complete physical assessment, nursing interventions, teaching and discharge needs for patients assigned to each shift, utilizing documentation guidelines, Standards of Care and Pathway goals. 
  • Communicating changes in the patient's condition to the Charge Nurse/Supervisor and the physician directing care, as well as pertinent information at shift report using the patient Plan of Care (POC). 
  • Administering medications and intravenous therapy with the ability to assess the appropriate indication dosing and effects of the medication administered. 
  • Assessing the educational ability/level for the patient, incorporating available educational material into patient/significant other instruction and documenting understanding in the patient record. 
  • Appropriately assessing, intervening and caring for the adult/geriatric patient, family and significant other requiring emotional support, coping support and care for significant life changes and end of life issues, while coordinating support services with Social Services, Pastoral Care, and Case Management. 

Hoag nurses consistently maintain a high standard of professional communication, appearance and conduct. They’re driven to excel in patient treatment and nursing, and they’re deeply passionate about their work. To that end, we’ll expect you to participate in our continuous quality improvement process and maintain a working knowledge of departmental and hospital standards, policies and procedures. 

We’re keen on following safety measures and infection control protocols, being attentive to details, and having intimate knowledge of the populations we serve. 

Hoag is the Place to Be 

We believe that when you join Hoag, you become part of a family. We’re deeply committed to giving back to those who help us serve our community, making your ongoing growth and development our priority. In addition to Pay for Performance salary increases, and sponsored training opportunities, Hoag employees enjoy: 

  • Annual performance incentives 
  • Safe Harbor bonuses 
  • Competitive 401 (k) program with matching contributions 
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Nursing Scholarships 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Nursing Clinical Ladder Program 
  • On-site childcare at our Newport Beach location 
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision coverage 
  • On-site Wellness Centers in our Irvine and Newport Beach campuses that include discounted services for massage therapy, acupuncture, mediation and mindfulness, yoga, Pilates and fitness coaches 

We look for passion, an ownership mentality, and out-of-the box thinking. If this is you and Hoag sounds like home, please apply. A member our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you if they want to know more. 


  • Active California RN License. 
  • BLS and ACLS certifications. 
  • Successful completion of an EKG course or equivalent. 
  • A minimum of two to three (2 to 3) years of clinical nurse experience in a Medical Surgical/Telemetry unit. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). If you haven't obtained a BSN upon hire, you will be asked to begin a BSN program within one year of the hire date and obtain your BSN within two years of starting the program. 


  • BSN. 
  • Certification in a nursing specialty. 
  • Additional skills and knowledge of various equipment and software may be required. 

There’s no Place Like Hoag 

Recently, Hoag was recognized as the highest ranked hospital in Orange County in a 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report. The organization was also ranked the #4 hospital in the Los Angeles Metro Area and the #8 hospital in California. 

We’re an industry leader at the cornerstone of exceptional patient care – but we can’t do it without you. 

To learn more about us and see our culture in action, check out this video on YouTube


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Hoag is an equal opportunity employer 


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

Job Segment: Clinic, Geriatric, Neurology, Oncology, Medical, Healthcare

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