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Graduate Nurse - Long Term Care

Job ID: 85527
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Graduate Nurse - Long Term Care for a Full Time, 0.90 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $26.46 – $39.68. 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.

Job Summary

Responsible for administering patient care that meets nursing standards. All job duties are performed in a manner that demonstrates PeaceHealth's values of caring, respect and professional excellence toward patients, families, visitors, physicians, co-workers and volunteers.

Essential Functions

  • Provides patient care in a safe and timely manner. Works with the assigned RN/supervisor to receive assignments and resolve issues. Does not attempt to do procedures for which he/she is not qualified.
  • Develops and implements patient specific care plans and education as required by unit.
  • Addresses age-specific needs of individual patients.
  • Maintains multi-disciplinary communication to provide high-quality patient care.
  • Develops plan with unit manager to complete all competency requirements. Ensures own professional effectiveness through continued education and professional development.
  • Documents patient care, interventions and responses/actions in the patient care plan with accuracy, timeliness and legibility to ensure continuity of care.
  • Assists in the transporting of patients, specimens, supplies and equipment and in the maintenance and stocking of supplies and equipment to assure optimal functioning of the department.
  • Department safety and maintenance is ensured in a manner consistent with the hospital and department policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Accredited School of Nursing Required:  through State Board of Nursing approved nursing program



  • Required: Basic Life Support and
  • Required: Licensed Practical Nurse - Alaska Temporary; in Alaska or
  • Required: Registered Nurse Temporary; in Alaska


  • Must have the ability to work efficiently and responsibly in an environment with multiple work demands and short time frames. (Required)
  • Commensurate with educational preparation demonstrates knowledge of and ability to apply age-specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient's needs for nursing care. (Required)
  • Computer knowledgeable. (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

  • Alaska: Temporary permit will be invalid once results of the board examination are issued to the licensing board.
  • Unsuccessful completion of the board examination invalidates all position criteria including position and wage. If this occurs, the applicant may choose to apply for other positions qualified for.

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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