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RN - Long Term Care - Temporary Job

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center
PeaceHealth
Type Full time Posted 4/18/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/1/2014
AK - Alaska (All) - Ketchikan Referral - n/a -    

RN - Long Term Care - Temporary Job

Date:Jun 14, 2014

Location:Ketchikan, AK, US

Company:Peacehealth

Req ID:37190

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 800 physicians and providers, a comprehensive laboratory system, and nine medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Healing—The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

Department:Transitional Care Unit (6500)

Ketchikan Medical Center is part of PeaceHealth, a non-profit organization with facilities located throughout the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Our local medical community consists of over 30 physicians and Allied Health Professionals, of which 20 are employed by PeaceHealth and the medical group.  The group is collaborative, collegial and works well together.   In a community of our size there is a cross reliance that we find very valuable.  Beyond our local community, the medical team expands to 5 additional regions within PeaceHealth, offering a wide expanse of resources.  We feel we have the best of both worlds. We enjoy our small rural setting and can offer our community high quality medicine.  We have a great video titled, "The Spirit of PeaceHealth" on our website, which speaks to what it is really like to be part of PeaceHealth.

Our hospital is located on an island in a friendly, family-oriented community in scenic Southeast Alaska, just an hour and a half flight from Seattle.  This area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts , those who love the arts, or someone who just wants a quiet, slower-paced life.   But of course, you must also love  (or at least tolerate),  the coastal rainforest!    Our thriving community hospital offers compassionate care and state of the art medicine.  We are typically treating our friends and family and always put the patients' needs first.  Our healthcare is high quality and our technology is cutting edge.  Ketchikan Medical Center has been rated the "top performing hospital in Alaska" and  PeaceHealth has been rated one of the 50 top-performing hospital systems in the nation by Thomson Reuters. Learn more about practicing at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical center by watching this greatYouTube Video.

JOB SUMMARY
Provides professional nursing direct patient care in compliance with professional practice and unit standards.  Promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families and all members of the care delivery team.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care needs.
2. Documents patient care in the healthcare record according to established standards.
3. Directs and delegates care to other team members in accordance with their education, credentials, and demonstrated competence.
4. Ensures own professional effectiveness through education and professional development.
5. Participates in the development of and maintains established hospital policies, procedures and objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection prevention program.
6. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:
• Graduate of an Acredited School of Nursing required
• BSN preferred.


EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:
• A minimum of 1 year clinical experience as a Staff Nurse preferred.  Previous geriatric/rehab nursing experience preferred, or will orient to point of competency


LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
• Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of Alaska.
• Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

OTHER SKILLS:
• Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.
• Able to support and interpret medical center philosophy, policy and procedures
• Basic computer skills

Location:  Ketchikan, AK 
Job Category:  Nursing - RN Patient Care
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length:12 Hours
FTE:.9  
Work Type:  Temporary
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 || Temporary || LONG TERM CARE SVCS 


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Nearest Secondary Market:Anchorage
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