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Dignity Health RN Emergency in Bakersfield, California


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the areas only inpatient oncology unit the Orthopedic Spine and Hand Center Family Birth Center the Lactation Support Center and retail store and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality compassionate care since 1910. Learn more at


Position Summary:

The registered nurse is responsible to take primary responsibility to assess plan implement and evaluate the nursing care of each assigned patient. Provide direct patient care. Supervise the activities of nursing staff members. Anticipate patients needs. Follow-up on all care related activities and assure all physician orders are accurately transcribed and carried out in a timely manner. Coordinate the plan of care. Conduct patient teaching specific to disease entity and home management. Actively participate in assuring care continuum. Collaborate with other nursing and ancillary services to assure seamless communication and uninterrupted patient care. Model leadership behaviors. Foster a spirit of collaboration and teamwork. Mentor peers and colleagues.


Minimum Requirements:

  • CA RN license

  • BLS (AHA required)

  • ACLS

  • NIHSS Stroke Certification

  • PALS within 90 days of hire

  • One year ED Experience

  • Please be advised that this location requires quarterly American Heart Association (AHA) Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) competency certification post-hire. This ongoing competency is required through resources internal to the facility; outside RQI competency resources are not acceptable for CommonSpirit Health compliance requirements.

  • New Grad RNs must complete the additional certification (ACLS NIHSS and PALS) for this position within 18 weeks of hire.


  • Ability to read analyze and interpret hospital policies and procedures professional journals technical procedures or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports and procedures and document in the medical record. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers managers patients physicians family members and the general public.

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as weights dosages flow rates proportions percentages and volume.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions percentages ratios and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to define problems collect data establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Must have ability to critically think and problem solve read write and speak English.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred

Pay Range

$42.11 - $73.08 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.