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RN Clinic - Internal Medicine (Per-Diem/Temporary) Job

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center
Type Full time Posted 4/30/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 9/16/2014
AK - Alaska (All) - Ketchikan Referral - n/a -    

RN Clinic - Internal Medicine (Per-Diem/Temporary) Job

Date:Aug 19, 2014

Location:Ketchikan, AK, US


Req ID:37574

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:Internal Medicine (4100)

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.


Provides professional nursing care to patients in the clinic/outpatient setting in compliance with professional practice standards.  Promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families and all members of the care delivery team.


1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care needs. This includes assessing  patient’s condition, triaging patient phone calls, counseling patients, providing patient education, taking patient histories, administering prescribed medications, changing dressings, cleaning wounds and monitoring patient vital signs.

2. Documents patient care in the healthcare record according to established standards.

3. Ensures own professional effectiveness through education and professional development.

4. Participates in the development of and maintains established policies, procedures and objectives; quality improvement; safety; environmental and infection prevention programs.

5. Performs other duties as assigned.



Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.


One year of experience as a registered nurse preferred. 
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.


Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing required.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
ACLS may be required within six months of date of hire.
See community specific document for each Unit/Department required credentials.

Other Skills:

Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment
Basic computer skills including MS Office applications
Effective prioritization skills
Ability to provide health education to patients, staff and community
Knowledge of Medicare, JCAHO & HCFA regulations pertaining to ambulatory care

Location:  Ketchikan, AK 
Job Category:  Nursing - RN Patient Care
Shift:  Day
Shift Length:8 Hours
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 || FAMILY PRACTICE SVCS 

Nearest Major Market:Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market:Anchorage
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