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RN Fellowship - Emergency Department

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Job ID: 74456
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking RN’s for our Emergency Department Fellowship Program (0.9 FTE, non-exempt).  

Are you interested in a career in Emergency Nursing? Join our diverse and exciting Emergency Department team and PHSW as part of our 2024 Nurse Fellowship Program.

The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $37.83 – $73.90. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

**Nurses selected for this program will be obligated to work in the PHSW Emergency Department for a minimum of 3,640 hours holding 0.6 FTE or higher, from the end date of successful completion of the training program. Failure to fulfill the months and FTE requirement will require that the RN reimburse PHSW for up to $10,000 of education expenses. **

  • Shift length and hours are variable during the program.
  • Our program is designed for RN’s looking to transition into Emergency Nursing.
  • Our Fellowship is a 6 month program including classroom education time as well as one on one preceptorship on the floor.
  • This is a full time staff RN position with pay & benefits.
  • Projected start date is Mid-February.


  • 52 bed department with 5 resuscitation bays, designated locked behavioral health unit, and helipad for Life flight services
  • Level II Trauma Center serving all of Southwest Washington – one of only three trauma centers in the Portland area
  • Regional Cardiac and Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • 85,000 annual visits
  • Fantastic team environment: collaborative practice between RN’s, EDTs, Providers, and other modalities; 24/7 ED Pharmacist, Respiratory Therapy, and Social Work coverage Support for ongoing education and growth through yearly education compensation, financial assistance for qualifying advanced degrees, and compensation for CEN and BSN
  • Relocation Assistance available


  • Provides direct patient care in compliance with professional nursing practice and unit standards.
  • Promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families and all members of the care delivery team.
  • Essential functions include assessing, planning, and implementing patient care needs, documenting patient care in EMR according to established standards, delegating care as appropriate, ensuring own professional effectiveness through education and professional development, and maintaining established hospital policies, procedures, and safety programs.


  • Graduate of an accredited school/college of nursing
  • Current Washington RN license by date of hire
  • BLS by date of hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and NIHSS required within 6 months of hire.
  • PALS and TNCC required within 1 year of hire.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


  • 6 months of classroom and floor time with preceptor
  • ACLS, PALS and TNCC certifications incorporated into program if not already certified

Working Conditions


  • Patient handling no greater than 35 lbs. without the use of assistive equipment and/or devices (NIOSH).
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment and perform precise procedures.
  • Push/Pull: Frequently up to 45 lbs. force (i.e., WOW, medical carts).
  • Perform hands on CPR at least 20 mins using 100-125 lbs. of force (National Assoc. of EMS Physicians and AHA) Frequency should be seldom or occasionally.
  • Ability to move around area with frequent sitting.
  • Bending/ stooping/ squatting/ reaching/ kneeling frequently.
  • Lifting (non-patient) up to 20 lbs. occasionally and 5 lbs. frequently.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Must be able to complete tasks in a noisy environment.


  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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