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Department:  Nursing
Status:  Per Diem
Shift:  1st

The Clinical Nurse I – Perioperative role provides direct patient care in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act for assigned patients in a Perioperative unit. 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. 


Additionally, the Clinical Nurse I meets the requirements outlined in the Clinical Ladder program respective to his/her department. The Clinical Nurse III demonstrates a commitment to hospital involvement and professional growth by participating in committees, attending related meetings, and presenting education projects and/or supplemental activities. 


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 BSN degree is attained within two years of starting the BSN program. BSN preferred. Additional requirements for specific departments are as follows:

  • Experience in cardiac telemetry required. Two years of nursing experience is required with at least one year of experience in the HVI area of specialty. Successful completion of an ECG test required.


License and Certifications Required:

  • Registered Nurse in the State of California - Current and in good standing.
  • Current BLS certification prior to clinical rotation


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, Medical, Nursing, Cardiac, Laboratory, Healthcare, Science

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