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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Fellowship Program-April 2021-Experienced RN, St Mary Medical Center, Apple Valley in Irvine, California

Providence St. Joseph Health is hiring RN Fellows (RN’s with previous acute care experience) into our Southern California Clinical Academy-Fellowship program at St Mary Medical Center located in Apply Valley, CA.

We are seeking Registered Nurses who are:

  • Experienced RNs (with at least a year of acute care nursing experience) interested in a Fellowship Program that offers training and support to begin working in a new specialty area

Position Summary:

The Clinical Academy-Fellowship program is committed to further developing experienced RN’s as a part of our strategic priority to ensure we provide the highest quality care to those we serve.

Once selected, participants receive orientation and training in the new area with the support and input from Clinical Educators, Clinical Coordinators, Preceptors and Nursing Managers. Typically, Fellowship participants progress quickly into their new roles after a few week/months.

Additional Details:

Interviews will be scheduled beginning the first week of February.

Hires made into the Fellowship program will begin in April.

Specialization Availability:

The availability of different clinical options to you can be discussed in more detail in the recruiting process

Specialties MAY Include:

Critical Care

Emergency Department

Labor & Delivery

Medical Surgical/Telemetry


Operating Room

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Recovery Room)


Progressive Care (Step-down)

Transitional Care Unit

Shift Options: Day and Night shifts may be available

In this position you will:

  • Work with a preceptor and assume increasing responsibility during the program

  • Demonstrate competencies in populations served at completion of program

  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate patient’s care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes

  • Effectively advocate for ethical and holistic care by partnering in care planning to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we serve

  • Foster a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team including students

  • Align practice with safety and quality, be accountable for safety, identify and correct problems

  • Engage in ongoing professional development; promote a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates research and evidence-based practice.

  • Lead and coordinate teams, delegate, coordinate care and collaborate with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate nursing knowledge

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Nursing degree/diploma upon hire (ASN or higher)

  • Active California state RN license

  • At least 12 months of previous RN experience working in the acute care setting

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification from the American Heart Association

  • Other certifications specific to area of specialization, as required

  • If an internal candidate, eligibility to post/request transfer

  • If an internal candidate, must interview with the ministry currently employed

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) or master’s degree in Nursing (MSN)

Next Steps :

To be considered for the program, please complete the application and attach a current resume.

Interviews will begin early February.

About Providence St. Joseph Health:

In the last few years, Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health have merged to become Providence St. Joseph Health, the 3rd largest not for profit health system in the US, with a total of 50 hospitals and 829 clinics.

Providence St. Joseph Health in California provides a full spectrum of care. These services include not only leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, but also outpatient health centers, numerous outreach programs and clinics serving those in need, and hospice and home care.


Health: Medical – Blue Shield HMO and HRA/HSA plans, Dental - Delta Care DHMO and Delta Dental PPO plans, and Employee Assistance Program.

Wellness: Retirement –401(K), Paid-Time Off -Based on employment status of FT, PT, PD and years of service, Employee Life insurance with optional family coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts, and optional Pre-Paid Legal Plan.

Professional Advancement: Individual career development plans, ongoing education, tuition reimbursement, and motivating managers.

Dignity. Service. Excellence. Justice. These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.

As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community.

The most important result: employee engagement We are proud of our dedicated employees practicing our core values. Because of them, the St. Joseph Health System was awarded the Gallup Organization's Great Workplace Award for three consecutive years. Only 12 organizations in the world received this distinguished accolade, which recognizes fully engaged workplaces.

Clinical Excellence When you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one 'America's Best Hospitals' for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteem recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care.

A haven that feels like home. St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings.

Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital!

St. Joseph Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Company: St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Category: RN Fellow