Registered Nurse II/III - Medical Surgical Units

  • Location: Moreno Valley, CA
  • Posted: Oct 22, 2019

Job Description

The work schedule for this position is 3 (12) hour shifts, day and night positions available.

Medical-Surgical Department:

We have six medical surgical units and all applicants whom apply to this posting may be considered for all six units depending on department specific requirements.

4500 Med Surg Unit is composed of 34 private rooms. Unit 4500 provides our nurses a wide range of opportunities such as: blood and blood product transfusions, chemotherapy, care of the oncologic patient, wound care and telemetry monitoring as well as overall care of adult medical/surgical patients.

General Surgery Unit 3500 is composed of 34 private rooms. Our dedicated nursing staff provides a wide range of nursing duties such as pre & post-op care, chemotherapy, blood and blood product transfusions, care of the oncologic patient, wound management, telemetry monitoring and overall care of adult post-operative medical/surgical patients.

Surgical Specialties Unit 3100 is also composed of 34 private rooms one used as a Radiation Therapy room for treatment of patients with I-131. 3100 nursing staff provides services to various types of musculoskeletal & trauma patients, plastic surgery, ENT, neurology, joint replacements, laminectomy, repairs of tendons and nerves, pre & post-op care, wound management, blood and blood product transfusions and telemetry monitoring.

Detention Care Unit 4400 is a 22 bed specialty unit that offers some unique opportunities. We care for a variety of patients from county and State detention facilities that require medical or surgical intervention, including telemetry monitoring. We also care for patients from detention facilities who require psychiatric evaluations. We are fortunate to have an in-house P.C.L.S. team and psychiatrist who work with our patients daily. Our unit also occasionally provides care for detention patients who require chemotherapy, I-131 treatment and postpartum care. We work with a professional group of officers that accompany us while we do our nursing care.

4100 Med Surg Unit has 34 private rooms and specializes in medical surgical patients and is our designated Stroke Unit. Our nurses are specially trained to care for stroke patients, including NIHSS. We also care for patients requiring telemetry monitoring.

4200 Med Surg unit is currently composed of 20 private rooms and specializes in the care of general adult medical/surgical patients, including those that require telemetry monitoring. It is also the primary overflow unit for both County and State inmates, caring for general acute care adult medical/surgical patients, including those that require telemetry.


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Riverside University Health System (RUHS) is an integrated health system delivering exceptional care to residents of Riverside County, through a network of skilled healthcare professionals. RUHS includes the 439-bed Medical Center in Moreno Valley accredited by the Joint Commission, 10 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), specialty clinics, and the departments of Behavioral and Public Health. RUHS is a teaching organization that provides training for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, and is affiliated with Loma Linda University, University of California System and Western University of Health Sciences. RUHS employs about 6,000 team members.

The RUHS-Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center and provides high quality adult and pediatric acute care, emergency and trauma medical care, and specialized health services that include the Stroke Center and chronic disease management. The FQHCs, located throughout Riverside County, deliver comprehensive outpatient primary and preventive care. Community-based services for adults and children with mental health issues and substance abuse challenges are provided by the RUHS-Behavioral Health Department. The RUHS-Public Health Department offers a wide range of services and programs, such as disease control, children's medical services and nutrition services, to promote and protect the health of the residents of Riverside County.

The RUHS is committed to the health and well-being of all communities in Riverside County.


Under general supervision, performs professional nursing duties in the care of patients in an acute care facility, a healthcare clinic or home, mental health facility, Emergency Management Department or Department of Health program; assists physicians and carries out their orders; may coordinate a continuum of care for a selected group of patients from pre-admission through post-discharge; and performs other related duties as required.

The Registered Nurse II is the journey level classification in the Registered Nurse series and reports to an Assistant Nurse Manager. Incumbents perform the full range of professional nursing duties within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act with a minimum of supervision and periodic in-service training.


Within the full scope of the Nurse Practice Act, assess, plan, organize, and provide nursing care to assigned patients in accordance with physician instructions; make preliminary observations of, and prepare patients for, medical treatment.

Assist physicians in administering treatments and in performing medical examinations, diagnostic tests, and surgical operations.

As directed, administer prescribed treatment and medications including dispensing as ordered to patients; chart treatment of patients and record and report significant changes in condition and general progress of patient.

Counsel and advise patients, families and significant others regarding special medical problems and/or proper healthcare methods; prepare and maintain concise and complete records and reports.

Instruct patients in carrying out physician's orders; may transcribe physician's orders to working records.

May provide orientation and training to new staff, residents, medical students, ROP and nursing students.

May participate in quality assurance reviews; may act as a team leader or relief charge nurse.

Assign and monitor the work of subordinate nursing personnel; participate in committee activities.

May triage patients by reviewing admission charts and merging patients into the patient assignment or clinic flow at the appropriate time and place.

May testify in court as to the client's mental and physical condition; may recommend initiating conservatorship investigations when assigned to the mental health setting.

May coordinate and monitor patients through the hospitalization process utilizing physicians, primary care nurses, and third-party payors to maintain quality care and fiscal responsibility.

May review the post hospital care plan with the patient/family, establishing a contact regarding time frames and responsibilities; follow plan through a discharge.


Registered Nurse II Requirements:

Education: Successful completion of the education required to obtain a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.

Experience: Completion of one year as a Registered Nurse in an acute care hospital, mental health setting, clinic outpatient setting, or healthcare agency program..

Registered Nurse III Requirements:

Education: Successful completion of the education required to obtain a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.

Experience: Three years of full time experience as a Registered Nurse in an acute care facility, mental health facility, or community health agency. (A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing or national certification in a nursing specialty may be considered as a substitution for one year of the required experience. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing may be considered as a substitution for two years of the required experience.)


License/Certificate: Must possess and maintain a current valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.

Possession of valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certificates issued by the American Heart Association.


If you are a veteran, a spouse of a 100% disabled veteran, or a surviving spouse of a veteran who died of service-connected causes, submit a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) to the Human Resources Department at For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference.

All documentation referenced above should be submitted to before this job posting expires. Please remember that you will need to resubmit your Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22), and a copy of your letter of disability (if applicable) for some public safety positions even if you have submitted one in the past to the County of Riverside.


This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Department/Agency may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.


This position will remain open until filled.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Applications must be submitted through Job Gateway at

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Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notice.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Marisela Campos at 951-486-5551 or or Sarah Teegarden at 951-486-5532 or


For specific questions regarding this position, contact the recruiter listed.

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The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.

Riverside University Health System

14375 Nason St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Phone: (951) 486-5501