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RN New Grad Nurse Residency Program - RiverBend & University District

Job ID: 12309
Location: Springfield, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


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.

$10,000 Student Loan Bonus!

PeaceHealth is accepting applications for our upcoming Nurse Residency Program at Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend & University District in Springfield and Eugene Oregon. Next cohort group will have start dates beginning in December/January. 

This is an exciting opportunity for new graduate nurses to enter a program providing technical excellence as well as nursing excellence, compassionate care for our patients and community. The Nurse Residency Program provides a comprehensive transition to practice program offering interactive, evidence-based curriculum designed to build clinical skills and competency in patient outcomes, leadership and the professional nurse role. This is a 12-month program reflecting the Mission, Vision and Values of PeaceHealth.

To be considered for the program you must include the following when submitting your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Completed Online Application
  • Resume
  • BLS Card
  • Clinical Narrative - Submit a clinical narrative of 1 page or less.(this needs to be uploaded into your profile under My Attachments and in the drop down, select Clinical Narrative)A clinical narrative is a story about a clinical event or situation that was meaningful for you and taught you something about the role of a professional nurse. 
  • Ability to work 32 to 40 hours per week.
  • Available to work 8 or 12 hour shifts.
  • Available to work day, evening, or night shifts.
  • Flexible to work any day of the week as schedules rotate.
  • Able to participate in all program activities throughout the 12 month period.
  • Signing a two year commitment agreement.
  • Clinical Instructor and employment references will be required.
  • Positions available vary per program and departments available may vary from posting date to offer date.

    Some possible topics for your Clinical Narrative include:

    A specific clinical experience where your interventions made a difference in outcome for the patient

    A clinical experience that was especially challenging

    A clinical situation that went differently than you expected

    Program Timeline / Step-by Step Process:

    References requested via Skill Survey (an online reference tool) for those moving to the next step. Candidates will be asked to provide 4 professional references and will need current email addresses of these references to enter online. These requests will be made during the application acceptance window period up until interviews in which you will be sent notification that we will start references. 

    Must have an active RN license prior to start. We encourage you to apply for the Oregon RN license at time of application. For those who are coming from out of state, before taking the NCLEX outside of Oregon, please speak to the Oregon Board of Nursing on the process to transfer your license in a timely manner. 

    Position Commitments:

    Required: Current Oregon RN license required prior to start date. BLS from the American Heart Association.

    Education:BSN strongly preferred. If ADN graduate, commitment to complete a BSN program within 3 years is preferred.

    Job description with complete list of duties will be provided.

    Relocation assistance available.

    If you have any questions regarding the Nurse Residency Program, please email Kaitlin McCarthy at [email protected]

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

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.

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