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RN - Emergency Department Job

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center
Type Full time Posted 4/2/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/19/2014
AK - Alaska (All) - Ketchikan Referral - n/a -    

RN - Emergency Department Job

Date:Sep 7, 2014

Location:Ketchikan, AK, US


Req ID:21761

At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.

Department:Emergency (3200)

Assists in coordinating activities to assure optimal patient care and maximum use of resources available. The Emergency Staff RN is responsible for the triage, assessment of the patient, both the initial and ongoing, appropriate documentation, analysis/diagnosis, planning, evaluation and coordinating the intervention of care on emergency patients and their discharge.  The ER RN also assists with Employee Health and Emergency Preparedness (Disaster). The RN is accountable for his/her own actions, functions autonomously and exercises authority to the extent his/her knowledge skills and role allow within the institution and the State of Alaska Nurse Practice Act. 


  1. Delegates, assists, prioritize, anticipates, requests and accepts guidance and assistance from others to assure delivery of care in a safe and timely manner. Must have cooperative working skills, leadership skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of patients, families and staff. Identifies problem solving within authority and ability; promptly (within shift) notifies supervisor of situation beyond scope of authority.  Does not attempt to do procedures for which he/she is not qualified.
  2. The Registered Nurse is legally responsible and accountable for assessing the patient care situation and for the decision to delegate. The RN is expected to monitor the care provided and evaluate the outcome of care as the supervisory person. The RN remains accountable for the acts, which are delegated.
  3.  Assists with the development and implements patient specific care plans as required by unit. 
  4. Addresses age-specific needs of individual patients. Able to demonstrate knowledge of and the ability to apply age-specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient's needs for nursing care.
  5. Maintains multi-disciplinary communication to provide high-quality patient care.  
  6. Meets all competency requirements on the unit-specific competency checklist. 
  7. Documents patient care, interventions and responses/actions in the patient chart with accuracy, timeliness and legibility to ensure continuity of care.
  8. All patient interactions are conducted within the guidelines of PeaceHealth's mission and philosophy as directly observed by the management, charge nurse, co-workers and/or reported by patients.
  9. Performs patient education formally and informally, following the unit-specific guidelines.
  10. Department safety and maintenance is ensured in a manner consistent with the hospital and department policies and procedures.
  11. Performs adjustments to work assignments as necessary to achieve efficient and effective unit operation.
  12. Ensures own professional effectiveness through continued education and professional development.
  13.  Performs all duties and interactions in a manner consistent with the standards, values and mission of PeaceHealth.
  14. Assists in the transporting of patients, specimens, supplies and equipment and in the maintenance and stocking of supplies and equipment to assure optimal functioning of the department.
  15. May function in the role of an assigned charge nurse, assigned preceptor / orientor.
  16. Achieves mutual goals as listed on the annual performance appraisal.


 1.     Education:              Current RN license in the State of Alaska.

 2.     Certification:            Current BLS required

                                       Current ACLS required

                                       IV skills required

                                       Current PALS required

                                       Current TNCC required

                                       Current CEN preferred

                                       Current ENPC required within two years of hire

                                       Current ABG preferred.

3.     Experience:             A minimum of 2 years’ experience and current skills in an Emergency Department setting. The ability to work in an intermittently fast paced, high volume, high-risk environment is required. Computer knowledgeable.

4.     Interpersonal:           Must have cooperative working skills, leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of patients, families and staff.  Must be well-organized, flexible and able to function independently.  The ability to demonstrate a courteous, caring and understanding attitude toward patients, families, co-workers, visitors, physicians and volunteers is required.

5.     Physical:                  Must have ability to: tolerate long periods of sitting, walking or standing; communicate verbally with individuals in person or on the telephone; read and write text; solve complex problems; respond quickly to department or hospital emergencies.  Must also be able to: lift equipment and supplies weighing between 25 and 50 pounds; independently push and pull beds or equipment on wheels weighing up to 500 pounds to other areas of the hospital on occasional basis; independently move, lift and position patients weighing up to 200 pounds and assist others in moving, lifting and positioning patients weighing over 200 pounds (using judgment appropriate to patient's condition regarding need for assistance); bend and stoop frequently; read and interpret applicable diagnostic screens; hear and interpret Doppler and stethoscope sounds; use senses (vision, hearing, smell, touch) to recognize changes in patient's condition; hear codes and patient calls/alarms; perform CPR in emergency situations.

Location:  Ketchikan, AK 
Job Category:  Nursing - RN Patient Care
Shift:  Night
Shift Length:Variable
Work Type:  Part Time
Salary range starts at:$28.84
Required Certifications/Licensure:Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Alaska 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Ketchikan, AK || Nursing - RN Patient Care || Part Time || EMERGENCY SVCS 

Nearest Major Market:Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market:Anchorage
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