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RN Inpatient - Ortho-Renal Job

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center
PeaceHealth
Type Full time Posted 7/1/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/1/2014
WA - Washington (All) - Longview Referral - n/a -    

RN Inpatient - Ortho-Renal Job

Date:Jun 27, 2014

Location:Longview, WA, US

Company:Peacehealth

Req ID:42886

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:Ortho/Renal (2170)

Peacehealth, St. John Medical Center in Longview, WA, is seeking RNs for a 36 hr/week, night shift, position in our Ortho-Renal department.  Orthopedic experience preferred.
Continuously exemplifies the mission, values and customer service philosophy of PeaceHealth in performance and relationships to others.  Provides professional nursing care for all patients in specific nursing unit according to established standards and practices.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Is knowledgeable and can demonstrate age specific competency skills for the age groups served to include pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations.
2. Promotes the St. John Medical Center’s Nursing Department’s and Unit’s mission and philosophy statements through actions, words and behavior.
3. Promotes a customer-focused work environment.
4. Combines ethical judgment and technical skill when performing all nursing interventions.  Performs within hospital policy and legal guidelines.
5. Understands completely the hospital fire and safety procedures as they pertain to the unit of assignment.  Demonstrates competency in drills.
6. Provides for patient privacy, exercises discretion and assures confidentiality at all times when discussing matters concerning hospital patients.
7. Acts as the patient advocate as necessary to facilitate health care goals by reviewing, understanding and communicating patient needs, strengths and weaknesses to patient care team which includes the physician.
8. Is aware of own responsibility professionally, ethically, legally (i.e. knowledge of nursing Practice Act, ethical behavior with patients/MDs, demonstrates understanding of professional legal ramifications for both self and patient care.
9. Practices cost-effective use of supplies and staff resources.  Exercises restraint in conducting personal/social business within the work setting.
10. Demonstrates the ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate individual patient care appropriate to the age of patients served by demonstrating knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
11. Reports at all times, significant positive or negative changes in patient’s condition to the appropriate persons.
12. Accepts the role of preceptor for new employees, co-workers and students.  Demonstrates willingness to assume relief charge nurse responsibility.
13. Understands and implements the principles of patient education.  Communicates discharge instructions to patients per level of comprehension.
14. Participates in the development of and maintains established hospital policies, procedures and objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infectious control program.
15. Attends all mandatory department and unit staff meetings.
16. Maintain Code Blue proficiency.
17. Professionalism: Participates in advancement of professional nursing practice through continuing education, self-development and contributes to the professional growth and development of nursing staff.
18. Responsibility: Demonstrates commitment to profession and employer by participating in the development of and assuring compliance with policy/procedure and quality improvement goals.
19. Interpersonal Relationships and Communication:  Demonstrates ability to consistently maintain positive working relationships with others and facilitates written and verbal communication through appropriate channels.  Promotes a customer-focused environment.
20. Planning Patient Care:  Delivery of patient care is based upon an individualized plan of care which correlates patient needs with appropriate interventions and is driven by mutually agreed upon patient care goals.
21. Implementing Patient Care:  Demonstrates the ability to implement and deliver safe, efficient nursing care to patients including recognizing need for and documentation of patient and family teaching.
22. Evaluating Patient Care:  Evaluates and documents the patient’s response to the treatment plan based on clinical assessment of interventions.
23. Promotes a safety-conscious work force and maintains good housekeeping practices.
24. Communicates appropriately with the person served regardless of their age.
25. Performs other duties as required or assigned.


EDUCATION: 
High school diploma or equivalent required. 
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: 
One year experience as a registered nurse is preferred.
 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: 
Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington is required.
Current Basic Life Support – HCP is required.
Certification specific to clinical areas is preferred.

OTHER SKILLS: 
Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and customer-focused work environment.
Able to support and interpret medical center philosophy, policy and procedures.

Location:  Longview, WA 
Job Category:  Nursing - RN Patient Care
Shift:  Night
Shift Length:12 Hours
FTE:.9  
Work Type:  Part Time
Salary range starts at:$32.37
Required Certifications/Licensure:Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Washington 

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: Longview, WA || Nursing - RN Patient Care || Part Time || ROUTINE NURSING SVCS 


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