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  • Staff RN III

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Home Health
    Hours / Pay Period
    Dominican Hospital - Santa Cruz
    Standard Hours
    8am -5pm
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    About Us

    Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. 


    Comprehensive Care

    Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center. Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, and advanced neurological and endoscopic services. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

    As Santa Cruz County’s heart attack (STEMI) receiving center, Dominican Hospital provides cutting edge cardiac care. The hospital’s heart attack treatment times consistently beat the national average, and the hospital offers two cardiac catheterization labs available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Groundbreaking cardiac procedures at Dominican include the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure, which allows for heart valve replacement without opening a patient’s chest.

    Dominican Hospital has forged significant partnerships with area hospitals to bring exceptional care to Santa Cruz County. The hospital offers a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through a partnership with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Neurosurgery at Dominican is also offered through a partnership with Stanford Health Care.


    In The Community

    Beyond care inside the hospital, Dominican is dedicated to the health and wellness of the Santa Cruz community.

    Community programs include a Mobile Wellness Clinic, a tattoo removal program, and support groups for patients and new mothers. In addition, and in accordance with our mission, Dominican Hospital supports programs for the underserved in our community, including children and adults, students, seniors, and the homeless population. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.



    Staff Nurse III   Independently performs the nursing process through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of therapeutic care for patients with overt and covert needs and/or complication of treatment, for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patient population. Assumes the responsibilities of teaching patients and caregivers in disease process, management and prevention. Case Manages the patient care administered by other members of the nursing staff. 
    Staff Nurse III Additional Experience and other Requirements:
    • Completion of three years of employment at the Staff Nurse II level with the last six months of employment completed at Dominican Hospital, or three years of employment at a comparable level at another acute care hospital, or completion of two years of employment at the Staff Nurse II level with the last six months of employment completed at Dominican Hospital (or comparable acute care hospital) and completion of a baccalaureate or masters degree in nursing or health related field.
    • Currently employed as registered nurse in a patient care setting at .7 FTE status or greater.
    • Employed minimally for 3 months in Dominican Home Health (or 1 year previous Home Health Case Manager experience in another agency).
    • Attains qualifying score on performance evaluation received within the last 12 months.
    • Meets criteria and performs Home Health Case Management duties.
    • Performs relief charge nurse duties as needed.
    Position Summary: (Unit Specific)
    The Registered Nurse plans, organizes and directs home care services and is experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individual and families within their homes and communities.  This nurse acts as a facilitator, coordinator, advocate, educator, and skilled caregiver for clients and families. The Registered Nurse makes the initial Home Health evaluation, develops and revises a plan of care based on an initial assessment, continual reassessment of client/family needs, client history, nursing diagnosis, physician orders, expected outcomes, and client goals. Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures, provides direct skilled care, formulates and implements appropriate teaching plans including medication management, communicates significant clinical findings and changes in status to the physician and other involved personnel.
    Position Responsibilities:  The RN is knowledgeable regarding the services provided by the agency, the principles of homecare and the patient population served by the agency.   The RN is knowledgeable regarding Title 22 regulations, Medicare Conditions of Participation, and Joint Commission standards. RNs must be able to effectively apply critical thinking and nursing skills to a wide range of medical and surgical patients independently in the home (under minimal office supervision). RNs must be able to identify and apply skilled nursing care appropriate to the specific patient age groups served.  The RN is proficient in using the OASIS Assessment tool for initial and on-going patient evaluations. The RN is responsible for supporting efforts to improve clinical and service excellence of patient care provided. The RN will participate in the achievement of service targets and process goals. The RN will participate in clinical record review and process/ quality improvement activities. The RN is knowledgeable regarding the qualifications of other agency staff and the scope of care and service they can provide in order to make appropriate referrals and coordinate care.


    Minimum required:
    • Current and active CA RN license
    • Current BLS certification
    • Valid driver license and operating car with current insurance
    • State law requires one year prior professional nursing experience


    • Preferred Bachelors degree
    • Preferred Public Health Nurse certificate
    • Preferred one year of home health care experience


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