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Dignity Health STAFF NURSE II - Surgical Acute in San Francisco, California


St. Mary’s Medical Center has been caring for the health of San Franciscans since 1857 when it was founded by eight Sisters of Mercy from Ireland. It is an accredited not-for-profit hospital located across the street from Golden Gate Park. It is a full-service acute care facility with more than 575 physicians and 1100 employees who provide high-quality and affordable health care services to the Bay Area community.Home to advanced medical practices such as the nation’s first digital cardiac catheterization laboratory innovating orthopedic and spine surgery and comprehensive rehabilitation and a state-of-the-art cancer center. St. Mary’s Medical Center is one of San Francisco’s leading hospitals offering patients a full range of outpatient and inpatient services delivered with the human touch. Strategies and business development are centered on Oncology Services Cardiac Services and Orthopedics.



Under the Director or designee, the staff nurse provides and documents, goals-oriented nursing care to adult and geriatric patients in accordance with the philosophy and policies of St. Mary's Medical Center. The staff nurse utilizes principles of the nursing process and coordinates clinically related activities to provide for the effective delivery of healthcare. Responsible to supervise the care given by the Licensed Vocational Nurses, Licensed Psychiatric Technicians. Hospital/Psychiatric Attendants, and other working under his/her direction. Applies Dignity Core Values to the performance of every job duty. These Values include Dignity, Collaboration, Justice, Stewardship and Excellence.

  • Cares for patients in MedSurg/Ortho Unit or other areas of the medical center as necessary.

  • Assesses all systems as indicated throughout the shift and informs physician of significant changes.

  • Documents clearly and legibly all findings in the clinical record.

  • Delivers care utilizing scientific principles.

  • Follows established clinical policies, procedures, and protocols for practice including but not limited to medication administration, IV and blood therapy. Universal Body substance precautions.

  • Recognizes signs and symptoms of cardiac or respiratory distress or other impending crisis; initiates emergency action, directs others and summons assistance.

  • Identifies actual or potential problems amendable to nursing intervention, and enters these on the Patient Care Plan along with specific goals and interventions. Includes patient and family in plan of care.

  • Provides teaching and documents to patient / family as need is identified


$5,000 Sign On Bonus available for new hires. Per policy, current employees are not eligible.

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  • One year of acute care clinical experience as a Registered Nurse preferred, and have clinical competence relevant to the patient care area.

  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare related field or equivalent professional experience.

  • Current license in the State of California as a Registered Nurse.

  • American Heart Association BLS certification.

  • Must have leadership ability and good communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to read and speak English clearly and be understood.

Pay Range

$69.47 - $86.42 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.