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Nurse Residency - Neurology

Job ID: 3897
Location: Springfield, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN - Neurology for a Full Time, Variable position.

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.

·Participate in 8 hours or more annually of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or other education related to or focused on cerebrovascular disease.

·Participate in 3 or more training sessions annually sponsored by the Comprehensive Stroke Center.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

·Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.

·1 year of experience in an acute care facility OR successful completion of an approved training course/orientation and standard competencies within six months of hire required.

·1 year of acute care experience preferred.

·Previous neurology experience preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

·Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing. 

·Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

·ACLS certification may be required.

·See community specific document for each Unit/Department required credentials.

·NIHSS certification within 6 months of hire and recertification every 2 years.

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 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 priniciples. 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.

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