2320 Registered Nurse - Medical/Surgical

Recruitment #CCT-2320-PH1095


2320 Registered Nurse




TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Current Permanent Civil Service employees in Class 2320 Registered Nurse are encouraged to apply.




Locations: San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center’s

3M/4M Surgical Specialty Clinic

4D Medical/Surgical Unit

5A Medical AIDS/Oncology Unit

5D Telemetry Unit


3M is a 25-patient exam room outpatient clinic dedicated to caring for adult and   pediatric patients with general or subspecialty surgical and orthopedic problems and adult patients with urological problems.  Services included in subspecialty care are Vascular Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Proctology Breast Clinic, Nursing Clinics, Trauma, Sports Medicine, Spine and Podiatry.  The unit sees an average of 150-200 patients per day.

4M is a 16-patient exam room outpatient clinic dedicated to caring for adult and pediatric patients with general or subspecialty surgical and neurological problems.  Services included in subspecialty care are Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Otolaryngology as well as Diagnostics: Ophthalmologic, EMG and EEG Clinics.  The unit sees an average of 100-150 patients per day.

4D is a 34-bed unit dedicated to the care of adult medical/surgical patients with focus on Trauma, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Urology, Oral Surgery, ENT, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Neurology services. 4D is a designated Stroke Unit.  Incorporated into the unit are 3 transitional care beds for higher acuity patient care, staffed at 10 HPPD.  Transitional Care Room patients may need close monitoring of oxygen saturation and heart rate.   

5A is a 29-bed unit that cares for acutely ill adults (18 years and older) with HIV/AIDS, cancer diagnosis, and medically compromised acute care patients.  The unit is open 24 hours/day, 7days/week.  The average daily census is 26.1.  The unit provides a therapeutic environment where the model of care is based on the principles of the patient’s right to be involved in his or her own health care and continuity of care throughout the continuum.

5D is a 34-bed medical-surgical telemetry unit budgeted for 34 beds.  There is capacity for 16 telemetry beds.  The unit cares for adult and geriatric patients with cardiovascular and other medical diseases. At times they may also be patients with surgical diagnosis due to overflow from other areas. Within this unit is the Chest Pain Observation Unit, a 4 bed unit with cardiac monitoring.

Hours: one (1) full-time – 3M/4M  and four (4) part-time

Shift: Monday – Friday 10 hour shifts   

Patient/Client Population:  infant-toddler, pre-school child and school age child, and adolescents, adults and elderly adults



Under general supervision, the Registered Nurse performs professional nursing duties.  Essential functions include:


  • Providing nursing care to acutely ill patients within an assigned unit/clinic;
  • Implementing medical care plans;
  • Directing and supervising the patient care provided by nursing personnel assigned to the unit;
  • Maintaining standard unit activities in the absence of the Head Nurse;
  • Providing coverage on 3M or 4M clinics
  • Representing the Surgical Clinics in Practice Committee;
  • Serving as a Liaison Nurse for the Surgical Clinics;
  • Performing related duties as required.




1.    Possession of a valid permanent/temporary (including interim permit) California Registered Nurse License




  • One (1) year of verifiable experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute hospital surgical unit and/or surgical clinic setting within the last three (3) years.
  • Computer knowledge/skills or ability to learn


The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.



Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate Requirement / Provision:

Possession of a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate issued by the American Heart Association is required as a provision to employment for all positions.  Eligibles who do not possess such a certification may participate in this examination process and be appointed to a position(s), but will be required to obtain the certificate within two (2) weeks of hire date and maintain validity throughout length of employment.  A photocopy of the valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate must be provided to the appropriate supervisor of the appointment within the allotted time frame.  Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of valid certification within two (2) weeks of hire date and throughout length of employment may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.



City and County of San Francisco employment applications are only accepted online. Click the “Apply” button to begin the application process. Choose “I am a New User” to register a new account or “I have previously applied” if you already have an account established. Follow the instructions on the screen.



Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.


Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).


Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.



All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.




Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.


If you have questions regarding these vacancies, please contact:


Gillian Otway, Nurse Recruiter


 via email at   Gillian.Otway@sfdph.org      or via phone at 415-206-3750






All applicants must be able to produce a copy of required licenses, certifications and/or preceptorship when requested throughout the application/examination process.  Failure to provide verification(s) may result in rejection of application and removal from the examination process.


Experience:  All applicants must be able to produce employment verification(s) if requested throughout the application/examination process.  Failure to present documentation may result in rejection of application and removal from the examination process.


Verification of all experience needed to qualify if requested must be on the employer's letterhead indicating the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours per week, duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate representative.  City employees do not need to submit verification of qualifying City work experience if experience gained is from the class to which appointed.  Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules.  City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above. Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain.  The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained.  Waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of filing may result in rejection of the application.


Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.





Drug Calculation Test/Written Exam: Candidates will be expected to pass a drug calculation test and/or a written exercise, depending on the specialty area, to continue in the examination process.                        WEIGHT: Pass/Fail

Oral Examination: Candidates will be interviewed to determine their relative knowledge, ability and skill level in one or more of the following job related areas as appropriate. These areas may include, but not be limited to: knowledge of physiology and disease process; knowledge of current psychotropic and other medications; knowledge of standard of care; knowledge of multi-disciplinary team approach to patient care; ability to make and document nursing assessments; knowledge of principles of nursing care plans; ability to perform emergency nursing skills; ability to communicate; and knowledge of leadership principles.                                                                                           WEIGHT: 100%


The Certification Rule for this selection procedure will be Rule of Three Scores. 


1.    The number of persons to be placed on an eligible list will be determined by the needs of the department(s); therefore applicants who receive passing scores are not guaranteed placement on the eligible list.

2.    Departments may utilize additional selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

3.    No waivers of employment offers will be allowed.

4.    If appointed, eligibles possessing interim permits or temporary licenses must present full and unrestricted California Registered Nurse licenses prior to completion of the probationary period.

5.    Valid licensure must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

6.    Information regarding California Registered Nurse (RN) licenses may be obtained from the California Board of Registered Nursing, 400 R Street, Suite 4030, P.O. Box 944210, Sacramento, CA 94244-2100, telephone: (916) 322-3350. Web address: http://www.rn.ca.gov/

7.    Some positions may require bilingual fluency in a variety of languages depending upon the department’s needs. Only those eligibles who pass the bilingual proficiency test will be considered for these positions. Applicants must indicate the language(s) in which they claim proficiency on the application.

8.    Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:

9.    Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfdhr.org/, or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

10. Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at

11. Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:

12. Prior to appointment, some positions require that candidates complete a personal history statement and pass a thorough background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment. The investigation is limited to job-relevant and legally mandated matters, and may include a reference check, verification of employment history and education, military and financial history, fingerprinting, and criminal and motor vehicle records. Some positions require that candidates undergo drug/alcohol screening. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment. In addition, prior to appointment, at the department's expense, applicants may be required to take a TB Screening Test and/or a medical examination.

13. Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment.  Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes.  Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not  be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.




The Department of Public Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply



ISSUED: June 28, 2013


DPH/LL  415-206-5417 (DHR Pos. No. 01124089/01124087/01124082/01124088/01124086)

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