Sutter Health Registered Nurse - Emergency Department in Los Banos, California


The RN functions within the full scope of licensure to implement the nursing process. The RN will assess patient and family needs, develop a plan of care based on assessment, direct implementation of the plans of care for a group of patients, collaborate with the charge nurse and care team, and evaluate effectiveness of the care plan. Duties will include administration of medications, performing prescribed treatments, managing medical equipment, assisting with patient ADL (activities of daily living) including lifting, turning, and mobilizing patients.

The RN assures that physiological, psychosocial, safety, learning, rehabilitative, spiritual, cultural, and self-care needs of patients and families are addressed.

The RN actively participates in supporting and meeting the hospital's goals for patient satisfaction and national quality core measures. Five primary domains define nursing care at MHLB: Nursing Process, Clinical Knowledge and Decision Making, Nurse Patient Relationship, Collaboration, and Leadership. It is recognized that RNs develop skills and abilities as they synthesize knowledge while moving through defined stages of learning. Evaluation is based on patient satisfaction scores, national quality measures and clinical competency and overall job performance.

Memorial Hospital Los Banos (MHLB), part of the Sutter Health network, is a 46-bed hospital serving the west side of Merced County since 1967. Staffed by a dedicated, compassionate group of health care providers — from medical professionals to nurses to volunteers — MHLB offers 24-hour emergency care, an intensive care unit, surgical services, obstetrics, pediatrics, diagnostic imaging, and physical therapy. MHLB recently opened an updated Rural Health Clinic to continue to provide much-needed outpatient services, resulting in a comprehensive set of health services available to residents in and around Los Banos.

Sutter Health at was named one of the nation’s top five large health systems at in 2016 thanks to its integrated network of physician, employee and volunteer pioneers—more than 60,000 people strong. Rooted in Sutter Health’s not-for-profit mission, these team members partner to deliver exceptional care that feels personal.

From physician offices to hospitals to outpatient care centers and home services, our Sutter Health team proudly supports and learns from the more than 3 million people in their care—nearly 1 percent of the U.S. population, in one of the most diverse and innovative regions in the world. Sutter pioneers adopt new technologies, make novel discoveries and embrace creative thinking to help patients and communities achieve their best health.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.

  2. Demonstrates in depth knowledge of nursing process in addressing physical, psychosocial, and psychological needs of patients.

  3. Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of unit specific age criteria for patient population.

  4. Must demonstrate critical thinking skills.

  5. Timely completion of unit specific orientation and competencies.

  6. Ability to read, write, hear and verbally communicate in English to the degree required to perform the job.

  7. Must possess a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate.

  8. Must be able to travel in accordance with any requirements of your job (if MHA and/or own vehicle used on Association business, must possess valid California Driver’s License and upon request proof of liability insurance).

  9. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certificate within six (6) months of hire

  10. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) certifications within six (6) months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.

  2. National certification in area of specialty.

  3. Greater than one (1) year of working experience in a similar unit with comparable patient acuity.

  4. One (1) year prior Emergency Department nursing experience.

  5. Proficiency with: continuous bedside monitoring and Telemetry, vascoactive medications, hemodynamic mmonitoring and pressure lines, patients receiving mechanical ventilation.

  6. Current Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) certificate.

Primary Location: California, Central Valley, Los Banos

Organization: Memorial Hospital Los Banos

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 12 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 72

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.