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RN - Neurology

Job ID: 599
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.60
Benefit Eligibility: Part-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN - Neurology for a Part Time, Night position.  Hourly compensation starts at $38.98, more depending on experience.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

JOB SUMMARY 

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. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care needs. 
  • Documents patient care in the healthcare record according to established standards. 
  • Directs and delegates care to other team members in accordance with their education, credentials, and demonstrated competence. 
  • Ensures own professional effectiveness through education and professional development. 
  • Participates in the development of and maintains established policies, procedures and objectives; quality improvement; safety; environmental and infection prevention programs. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: 

  • Graduate of an accredited school/college of nursing required.
  • BSN preferred. Specialty certification preferred. 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: 

  • New graduate or experienced RN (or equivalent education and/or experience). 
  • 3 years acute care nursing experience or 1 year neuro 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 required. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required at date of hire. 
  • NIHSS certification required within 6 months of hire. 
  • Certified Neuro RN (CNRN) certification preferred. 
  • ACLS certification may be required. 
  • See community specific notes 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: 

Southwest Medical Center: 

  • Neurology and Resource Pool – 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 

SOUTHWEST PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS 

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 33% of the time. 
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 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 and attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

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.

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