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RN - Medical Surgical

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Job ID: 15558
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Night
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking an Medical Surgical nurse for a new job opportunity at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center in Ketchikan, Alaska.  This is a full time , .9 FTE, Night shift position.

The hospital is licensed beds: 25.  You will work in a dynamic and supportive team environment. You will have the opportunity to grow and diversify your skills

Benefits and requirements include:

• Starting wage of $36.38 an hour, more with experience

  • Sign on bonus for qualified applicants

• Differential - Evening $2.50, and Night $5.00 of the base union rate, $1.00/hour for BSN/MSN (one for each)

• Robust benefits package including Medical / Dental / Vision / Retirement

Ketchikan, Alaska is truly the beginning of the last frontier. Set at the southernmost entrance to Alaska's famed Inside Passage—a network of waterways that snake through some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful wilderness in the world—Ketchikan is best known for feisty salmon, idyllic scenery, hunting, and an incredibly rich Alaska Native culture.

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.

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 accredited School of Nursing required.
  • BSN preferred.
  • Specialty certification preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • A minimum of 1 year clinical experience as a Staff Nurse or will orient to point of competency.
  • 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 at date of hire.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) through the American Heart Association required at date of hire.
  • ACLS and PALS required within 6 months of hire.
  • Telemetry required within 90 days of hire.

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

Ketchikan Medical Center

  • Nurse may be required to float between Obstetrics and Regional Infusion Center units as requested/required and maintain competencies for both units.

ALASKA RN MEDICAL/SURGICAL PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% 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.Requires the use of a Powered Air Purifying System (PAPR).
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate or pay close attention to detail for more than 66% of the work time.

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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