Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Central Washington Hospital
Department:
Schedule: Full Time; 3 - 12 hours shifts
Shift: Evening/Night Shift
Hours:

Job Description

***Please note: this is a 36 hour Stat RN and 36 hour Resource RN position***

Nurse – STAT RN

Position Summary:

A clinically competent, registered, professional nurse who delivers care to patients through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. Effectively interacts with patient, significant others, and other health team members, while maintaining standards of professional nursing. (Washington State Nurse Practice Act, WAC, ANA Code of Ethics)

The successful candidate will obtain ACLS, PICC, procedural sedation, Portacath, swallow screening, ABG competency and Code Gray training within 12 months of hire and maintain all certification while functioning as the Stat Nurse. He/She will complete all needed competency checklists with in one year. He/she will have cardiac nursing, critical care or emergency department experience. Excellent IV start, PICC insertion within 3 months of hire, Port-A-Cath, and central line access and care skills are required. The Stat Nurse will be skilled at assessments, crisis/rapid response team intervention, Code Blue intervention, and assisting with trauma. He/she will consistently demonstrate a fast, fresh, friendly, flexible attitude. Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, keyboarding, email communication and password management.

Essential Functions:

1. The purpose of the Stat R.N. role is to provide support to the patient care unit staff and patients. In addition to the required knowledge, training, general RN functions, employee expectations and job responsibilities as delineated in the Register Nurse Job Description, the Stat RN duties and responsibilities are as follows:

2. Crisis /rapid response team intervention;

3. Code Blue intervention.

4. Difficult IV access, PICC insertion, Port-A-Cath and central line access, monitoring and care.

5. Assess, implement and monitor in-house procedural sedation;.

6. Transport patients within CWH who need advanced RN care during transport.

7. Function effectively on multiple units including specialty units;

8. Direct and ED patient admissions.

9. Break relief with focus on units with limited staffing.

10. General patient care as requested by unit staff to relieve unit workload and to support staff and patients during critical staffing events when unit(s) may have insufficient staff or high acuities. This assistance is expected to be supportive in nature and not result in the Stat RN taking a routine patient assignment on the unit unless patient safety is compromised and approved by the Clinical Manager/ Resource Unit Director.

11. Providing PICC/IV services to off-site departments as established through policy or contract with Central Washington Hospital.

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Educational preference is given to the Stat Nurse as a member of the Resource Unit.

  • Supersedes Stat RN job description dated 03/2011.

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (NLN standard).

  • Current licensure in the state of Washington (RCW 18.88).

  • Completion of formal hospital and unit-specific orientation program.

  • Must be currently certified in BLS, and recertified annually.

  • Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, keyboarding, email communication and password management.

Resource Unit RN

Position Summary:

A clinically competent, registered, professional nurse who delivers care to patients through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation. Effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and all other health care team members, while maintaining standards of professional nursing. (Washington State Nurse Practice Act, WAC, ANA Code of Ethics).

Essential Functions:

1. Demonstrates communication and interactions in accordance to Confluence Health’s Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance.

2. Perform related assignments as requested in order to promote positive visitor, family, and co-worker relations.

3. Exhibits interpersonal skills and professionalism that promotes a positive work environment.

4. Coordinates and provides high quality patient care in a caring and compassionate manor, utilizing the nursing process and unit specific standards of practice.

Accurately collects patient information needed to provide safe, high quality care. Completes holistic ongoing assessments of patient’s status and responds appropriately.

Develops, implements and continually reassesses patient’s individualized plan of care.

Provides nursing care for patients including administration of medications, completion of nursing procedures and/or treatments.

Determines and completes appropriate nursing actions to meet care goals; including the physical, psychological, social and rehabilitative needs of the patient

Teaches patient/family and/or significant others appropriate health information in a timely manner and shares written informational material.

Continual evaluation of discharge plan for appropriateness, educational needs, and changes as needed.

Documents care provided, assessments, plan of care, interventions and responses accurately in the patient’s medical record.

Demonstrates ability to handle emergency situations in a prompt, precise and professional manner.

5. Actively maintains current knowledge base of workflows, process and evidence based procedures

6. Delegates appropriately and oversees care provided by non-licensed assistive personnel.

7. Participates in performance evaluation/improvement processes with Director/Clinical Manager. Assumes responsibility for own professional development and personal growth.

8. Consistently functions within the guidelines of the Washington Nurse Practice Act, unit specific standards of practice, and keeps current with the legal aspects of nursing.

9. Accurately and concisely processes and communicates information.

10. Communicates and collaborates with members of the healthcare team including physicians, patients and families to facilitate effective patient care and treatment.

11. Maintain a safe and sanitary work environment.

Identifies patient by name and check’s patient name band for correct identification.

Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information, policy and procedure manuals.

Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of safety policies and procedures; knows/practices proper body mechanics.

Demonstrates knowledge of infection control and isolation procedures and policies.

Participates in hospital emergency and disaster drills, knows personal role in the event of a fire and other emergency codes while on duty.

12. Actively participates in quality improvement programs.

Demonstrates an ongoing awareness of and participation in quality improvement process.

Incorporates results obtained through the quality improvement process into practice to enhance performance.

Reports to director/clinical manager any suggestions or recommendations for changes within the departmental policies and procedures.

13. Adheres to Confluence Health and Wenatchee Valley Hospital or Central Washington Hospital policies and unit standards as applicable.

14. Other duties as assigned.

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.

Qualifications:

Required:

    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (NLN standard).

    • Current licensure in the state of Washington (RCW 18.88).

    • Completion of formal hospital and unit-specific orientation program.

    • Must be currently certified in BLS, and recertified as required.

    • Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, keyboarding, email communication and password management.

Desired:

    • Previous experience using an electronic medical record.

    • Previous experience utilizing barcode scanning.
Additional Information

Who We Are: Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals and more than 40 medical specialties, to provide comprehensive medical care in North Central Washington. With over 270 physicians and 150 advanced practice clinicians, Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective care close to home. Staying on the leading edge of healthcare innovation is important, so we invest in technology--to provide better care for our patients and allow our providers to operate at the highest level. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost-effective manner. Our Vision: To become the highest value rural healthcare system in the nation that improves health, quality of life, and is a source of pride to those who work here.

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