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PeaceHealth RN Resource Team - Nursing Float Pool in Vancouver, Washington

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN Resource Team - Nursing Float Pool for a Full 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

Requires availability to work as outlined by contractual agreement between PHSW and WSNA - Provide patient care by assessing, analyzing, planning, implementing and evaluating patients following the nursing process and established standards. Participate as a member of the healthcare team by communicating and documenting pertinent patient information and providing patient and family teaching.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Provide assessment and planning to include performing and documenting age-appropriate admission, daily, PRN and discharge assessment, including fall risk, skin care, patient/family level of participation and ability to perform care according to identified standards. Assess bio-psycho-social status, economical, environmental, cultural, spiritual, community and other factors affecting the patient’s return to optimal health. Establish and maintain a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family and health team members including individualized interventions, goals, outcomes and education and modifying or continuing plan based on the patient response.

  2. Provide intervention and evaluation to include implementing nursing and medical interventions using appropriate resources, skills and knowledge. Make appropriate referrals and provide patient and family teaching to facilitate desired patient outcomes. Evaluate effects of care provided and identify changes in patient condition.

  3. Perform effective communication and documentation by communicating and documenting interventions, patient responses according to standards. Utilize recognized organization communication standard. Keep abreast of and comply with departmental and organizational changes and events through reading appropriate communications and attending unit and assigned meetings.

  4. Perform medication administration to include consistently adhering to medication administration policies and procedures. Demonstrate understanding of effects/side effects and combination effects of medications. Resolve medication discrepancies as they occur.

  5. Delegate only those tasks that are appropriate within the scope of practice of other healthcare providers. Retain the responsibility and accountability for the nursing care of the patient.

  6. Provide patient and family education to include identifying patient and family teaching needs. Involve appropriate family members in teaching. Utilize available education resources.

    1. Perform general duties to include maintaining a working knowledge of infection control, risk management and emergency preparedness plans. Actively participate in performance improvement initiatives. Demonstrate knowledge of hospital, interdepartmental and unit goals, standards and operations. Maintain and update knowledge of and is responsive to the laws and regulations which affect his/her practice.

    2. Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of an accredited school/college of nursing

  • BSN preferred.

    EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum 1 year or more continuous recent (within the last 3 years) medical or surgical intensive care experience

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • WA State RN Licensure.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers required upon hire.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months of hire.

  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) Certification within 6 months of hire (new grads within 1 year).

  • Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) within 12 months of hire Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 12 months of hire.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 12 months hire for Pediatric care area.

  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) preferred.

  • Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) preferred.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate clinical information Strong analysis/problem solving skills

  • Strong organization skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment independently or as part of an interdisciplinary team

  • Computer skills Ability to teach knowledge of nursing processes and practices.

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 or attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day (to include inclement weather).

Referral Bonus Eligible

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.

REQNUMBER: 589

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