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Registered Nurse - Access to City Employment (ACE) (2320)

Recruitment: REF3131M

Published: January 25, 2022


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Department: Access to City Employment
Job class: 2320-Registered Nurse
Salary range: $153,426.00 - $205,374.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Access to City Employment Program (ACE) seeks to hire qualified individuals with a disability into permanent entry-level jobs outside the normal civil service selection process. To be hired through the ACE Program, individuals must meet the minimum qualifications of the job and provide a Certification of Disability from the California Department of Rehabilitation or a Veterans Preference Letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Role description

Definition: Under general supervision, performs professional nursing duties in hospitals, emergency hospitals, clinics, sanitariums and other institutions; administers treatment to patients as instructed by physician; observes patients’ symptoms; keeps related charts and records in accordance with standard practices; may direct the work of subordinate assistants; and performs related duties as required. Requires responsibility for: carrying out existing methods and procedures relating to ‘various aspects of patient care; achieving moderate economies or preventing moderate losses through the proper use and handling of hospital and medical equipment, materials and supplies; contacting physicians, nursing supervisors and other employees, for the purpose of furnishing and obtaining information on medical and nursing care matters; maintaining charts and records concerning patient’s treatment, care and progress and compiling related data and reports. Nature of work requires sustained physical effort involving considerable standing, walking, bending, stooping and occasional heavy lifting, with frequent exposure to accident and health hazards and disagreeable working conditions inherent in nursing services and patient bedside care.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 1. Renders nursing care to hospitalized patients within an assigned ward or unit; observes and reports symptoms and conditions of patients to physician or head nurse. 2. Takes and records temperatures, respiration and pulse; administers medication under doctor’s instructions, notes reactions and reports unusual results or circumstances. 3. Sets up treatment trays, prepares instruments and other equipment; assists physicians with treatments. 4. Assists in administering highly specialized therapy; maintains records reflecting patient’s condition, medication, treatment and reactions. 5. May direct the work of auxiliary sub-professional personnel in performing various tasks in assisting with the care and comfort of patients and the cleanliness and sanitation of ward, hospital beds, and appurtenant equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires thorough working knowledge of modern methods, techniques and procedures used in professional nursing, including understanding of medical terminology and hospital routines, procedures, equipment and facilities. Requires ability to: work cooperatively, with others; keep patient case records and prepare related reports; plan, organize, assign and inspect the work of sub-professional subordinates; use good judgment in unusual and emergent situations.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications: These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Experience and Training: Requires completion of high school, supplemented by graduation from an accredited school of nursing or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

License or Certificate: Possession of a valid certificate as a registered nurse issued by the state board of nursing examiners.

What else should I know?

Conviction History: As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as: Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code. Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164. Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City. If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers: All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.