RN II - Surgery

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Hours / Pay Period
St Johns Pleasant Valley Hospital
Standard Hours
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Welcome to St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital.

At Dignity Health, we believe in the healing power of kindness. Since 1974, we have been leading with our hearts as we serve the people of Camarillo, California. St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital is an 82-bed acute care facility with an additional 99-bed extended care unit. We offer a full range of services, including an advanced Wound Healing and Oxygen Therapy, comprehensive Cancer and Oncology Services, nationally-recognized Cardiovascular Services, a Surgical Weight Loss, and a Regional Spine Center.


Our passion for inspiring a stronger, healthier world begins with the way we treat our employees. We believe that giving something forward to our patients, and to each other, can make such a difference. We have been awarded the “Ventura County Family-Friendly Employer,” and experience very low turnover rates. We are located near the foothills of Camarillo, affording residents easy access to everything the Strawberry Coast has to offer, from limitless outdoor recreation to wine country to all the culture and entertainment Los Angeles has to offer just a short drive south. We invite you to join us in delivering humankindness to a wonderful community, and together we can change lives.


Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.  For more information, visit:  www.dignityhealth.org/centralcoast



In keeping with the Dignity Health core values, the Clinical Nurse II (CNII) in OR is an experienced practitioner who demonstrates in-depth knowledge of periop care in the implementation of patient care in this setting, and the ability to practice independently. The CNII in OR serves as a resource person, preceptor, and relief charge nurse. Under minimal supervision, the CNII proficiently implements the nursing process for clients with complex diagnoses.



  • CA Registered Nurse
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • Evidence of ongoing education in OR required within one (1) year of employment. 
  • One (1) year current OR experience is required Two (2) years circulating experience in the Perioperative setting.



  • Spanish speaking experience is preferred.
  • Specialty certification in OR nursing is preferred.


Special Skills

  • Demonstrates ability to work within a decentralized model of care delivery.
  • Demonstrates competency level 2 in all core RN competencies and required OR specialty competencies.
  • Consistently maintains licensure, annual mandatory nursing reorientation
  • Consistently participates in unit educational activities. Applies and documents the Nursing Process independently.
  • Demonstrates a caring, compassionate attitude toward others.
  • Competently assumes a leadership role in patient-care teams.
  • Demonstrates ability to delegate appropriate patient care tasks, duties, etc. to other team members based on scope of practice and competency, supervising the care provided. Actively participates on at least one unit team, task force and/or committee.
  • Organizes and prioritizes work efficiently. Implements the PDCA continuous quality improvement model to improve patient care and/or the smooth function of the unit with guidance.
  • Demonstrates clear, effective written and oral English skills, and objective active listening skills.
  • Reacts calmly and efficiently in emergencies.
  • Acts as a role model CNI's, and unlicensed personnel.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Ability to achieve results for the organization with and through people, utilizing creative and innovative solutions, and effective problem-solving.


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