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Nurse Resident

Redwood City, California

Sequoia Hospital


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  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Department: Medical / Surgical / Orthopedics
  • Hours/Pay Period: 72

The posted compensation range of $66.76 - $86.73 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-330688 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule 8 hour variable pm/night Remote No Category New Grad Nursing
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About Sequoia Hospital – Hello Humankindness

Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital providing innovative and exceptional health care for generations of Bay Area residents. Sequoia’s Heart and Vascular Institute is a nationally known pioneer in advanced cardiac care, affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. Sequoia has received national recognition from Healthgrades for superior patient safety and was named as one of America’s top 100 hospitals for cardiac care. Our Total Joint Replacement program is a designated Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. Our Birth Center is consistently ranked as a favorite among Peninsula families. We are also known for our comprehensive emergency care and leading-edge tomosynthesis 3-D mammogram technology. Our Pavilion combines the most advanced medical and surgical services with a unique healing environment, including private, spacious rooms and inviting garden areas.

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A CommonSpirit Health Nurse Resident is a new graduate direct clinical care registered nurse (RN) who continues to develop nursing knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors introduced in formal education as they transition into practice. They are expected to demonstrate the appropriate competency in both core and functional areas, listed below.

Progression is expected in the areas of leading through mission vision and values, patient/customer focus, taking ownership, health care knowledge, teamwork, clinical performance improvement, service excellence, decision making and critical thinking, and patient safety.


  • Evidence-based Practice (EBP) and Patient Care: Builds skills to utilize current evidence based practice
    knowledge, the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving skills to provide holistic care to individuals across the lifespan and care continuum.
  • Interprofessional Collaboration and Communication: Learns to collaborate and communicate with the
    interprofessional team to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.
  • Leadership: Develops accountability for own practice, delegated care, and the coordination of care delivery.
  • Behaves in a manner that supports colleagues, and maintains respect, trust and dignity.
  • Professionalism: Acquires and maintains knowledge in nursing practice and assumes responsibility for the professional development of self.
  • Attainment of Core Competencies:
    a. Taking Ownership: Has a basic understanding and knowledge of the current situation or issue at hand;
    ability to take full personal responsibility or ownership for assignments, activities, decisions and results.
  • Teamwork: Basic understanding and knowledge of the necessity and value of teamwork; participates
    effectively as part of a team.
  • Patient / Customer Focus: Basic understanding ensuring that the patient/customer perspective is a
    driving force behind our actions and business decisions; crafting and implementing service practices that
  • meet patients'/customers’ and own organization’s needs. (Focus also includes internal and external
  • Leading through Mission, Vision and Values: Basic understanding keeping the organization’s mission,
    vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.
  • Effective communication: Basic understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and
    techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and
    needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.
  • Patient Safety: Basic understanding and knowledge of the risks faced by patients in a healthcare
    environment, and the ability to take steps to reduce these risks.
  • Clinical Performance Improvement: Basic understanding and knowledge of the factors contributing to quality patient care, and the ability to influence these factors in a positive way.
  • Continuous Learning: Basic understanding of the rationale behind the necessity to continually learn and grow and the ability to seek performance feedback and identify approaches to improve one's own performance and that of others.
  • Followership: Basic understanding of and ability to carry out strategies and tasks that support the
    mission and goals of the leader and the organization.
  • Service Excellence: Basic understanding and knowledge of customer service concepts and techniques;ability to meet or exceed customer needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner.
  • Healthcare Knowledge: Basic understanding and knowledge of the operating principles, major issues,
    governmental regulations, and code of ethics for the healthcare industry; ability to apply this
    understanding appropriately to healthcare related situations.
  • Nursing Assessment and Care: Basic understanding of and ability to assess ailments and injuries of
    patients and implement a treatment plan.
  • Decision-Making and Critical Thinking: Basic understanding and knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.
  • Clinical Skills: Basic understanding of and ability to provide clinical skills necessary for patient care, e.g.
    history taking, therapeutic planning and monitoring, etc., to achieve optimized outcomes in medication
    therapy and clinical treatment.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with a
    minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Nursing
  • 0-12 months of professional nursing (RN) experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN)

Required Licensure and Certifications:

  • Active License as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State in
    which s/he will be practicing or the state of primary
    residency if the state is a Nurse Licensure Compact state
  • ACLS/BLS certification - American Heart Association
  • Additional certifications may be required based on
    population(s) served and services provided

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training:

  • Ability to deliver excellence in patient care through assessing,
    formulating nursing diagnoses and establishing
    goals, planning and implementing intervention,
    and evaluating patient care outcomes.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret hospital policies and
    procedures, professional journals, technical
    procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Write reports and procedures, and document in the
    medical record.
  • Effectively present information and respond to
    questions from co-workers, managers,
    physicians, family members and the general
  • Calculate figures and amounts such as
    weights, dosages, flow rates, proportions,
    percentages and volume.
  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages,
    ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
    draw valid conclusions.
  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical
    instructions in mathematical or diagram form
    and deal with several abstract and concrete
  • Critically think and problem solve.
  • Read, write and speak English.
  • Must be able to complete entire program with a perfect
    attendance record
  • Must be able to work 3 days per week after completing
    first 12 weeks
  • Must be able to work and train on either night or day shifts
    including holidays
  • Must agree to terms and conditions of the program

Nursing excellence
starts with you.

Are you a career fit with our CommonSpirit Health culture? To understand how we are structured, we believe in some core philosophies with the following:

We will be stronger together, achieving excellence in all we do, collaborating across the fields and growing our collective knowledge.

We will let humankindness guide us as we treat every person with holistic, personalized care for the body, mind and spirit.

We will advance the science and art of nursing as innovative leaders who demonstrate the power of evidence-based, compassionate care. If you believe in working together with humankindness for all to advance the science and art of nursing - then you have found your career fit with us!

Your Potential Career Path

This is a snapshot of your potential career path highlights the series of job positions that help you progress towards your goals and objectives. Ultimately, your career path depends on your career values and personal goals.

 Career path shows a list of jobs that someone could get by getting promotions at this company: 1. Student Nurse  2. New Grad Nurse  3. Staff Nurse 4. Educator 5. Charge Nurses/ Supervisors  6. Nurse Practitioner  7. Managers/Directors  8. CNE

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