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RN - Clinical Decision/Observation Unit

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Night
Shift Length:  12 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Springfield
State:  OR

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN - Clinical Decision/Observation Unit for a 0.9 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Night shift with shift durations of 12 Hours.

Req ID: 189566 

 

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 approved school of nursing required.
  • BSN or current enrollment in a BSN program preferred.
  • Specialty certification preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:         

  • One year experience in acute care facility or successful completion of the PeaceHealth New Grad Training program OR successful completion of an approved training course/orientation and standard competencies within six months of hire.
  • Six months telemetry experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:      

  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing. 
  • BLS at date of hire.
  • ACLS must be obtained within a standard grace period from hire or transfer, as specified in the PeaceHealth Policy Resuscitation Training Completion Requirements, or upon hire.
  • NIHSS certification within 6 months of hire and recertify every 2 years.
  • 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
  • Able to support and interpret medical center philosophy, policy and procedures
  • Basic computer skills

 

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend:

  • Neurology, Clinical Decision Unit, and Float Pool Nurses to Neurology – Nursing care of ischemic, TIAs, and non-traumatic hemorrhagic strokes. Performance of NIHSS, nursing bedside swallow screen. Perform stroke patient education utilizing health literacy education principles.    Familiar with stroke guideline driven stroke discharge medications. 

 

Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and University District:

•           Nurses may be able to work in another nursing unit within Sacred Heart Medical Center UD and RiverBend provided that they have completed the necessary CareConnect training, unit specific competencies and have been deemed competent by a leader of the unit. Including but not limited to the unit manager, assistant nurse manager or clinical nurse educator they are floating to.  

 

RIVERBEND PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 66% of the time         
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.          
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration or attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
  • Job duties may require use of additional PPE such as eye shield, respirator and mask.

 

There may be more than one opening on this posting.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About Us

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, WA, is a not-for-profit Catholic health system employing approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 1,200 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska.  In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, the legacy of its founding Sisters continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

 

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!  We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment!

 

To learn more please visit: jobs.peacehealth.org.  Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Springfield, SHMC at Riverbend (420)
Job Category:  Nursing 
Shift:  Night
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.9
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $37.70, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Oregon

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran, qualified individual with a disability, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. 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.


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