Nurse Clinician – RN NE

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Wenatchee Valley Hospital
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 40

Job Description

Position Summary:

  • Serves as resource person, educator, and role model to aid in achievement of high-quality nursing care for patients.
Essential Functions:
  • Essential Functions:
    • Provides teaching and skills development through one-on-one interaction with nursing staff during the delivery of direct patient care.
    • Role models performance expected by assuming a normal patient load on a scheduled basis (at the discretion of the Director).
    • Schedules time to afford reasonable interaction with day, evening, and night staff.
    • In conjunction with the Clinical Manager/Director, directs orientation of new nurses:
      • Facilitates the completion of the orientee’s skills list, and contributes to the three-month evaluation of new staff.
      • Keeps orientation packet up-to-date.
    • Collaborates with the Director/Clinical Manager to determine staffing needs for the unit.
    • Provides input to the Director/Clinical Manager for yearly evaluations of nursing staff.
    • Participates in the interview and hiring process for new staff.
    • Participates in developing policies, procedures, and standards of nursing care:
      • Updates unit-specific policies and procedures annually and writes new ones as indicated.
      • Collaborates with Director, Clinical Manager, charge nurses, and staff to develop and maintain standards of nursing care, updates staff on accepted standards, and monitors compliance by staff.
      • Initiates and develops teaching guidelines specific to the areas of expertise.
    • Collaborates with Director and Clinical Manager to develop annual unit-specific goals and objectives.
    • Organizes and participates in educational programs:
      • Identifies learning needs and professional self-improvement needs for nursing staff.
      • Teaches staff on formal/informal basis at the unit level.
      • Identifies teaching material needs for patients and staff.
    • Encourages the development of leadership skills in nursing staff: assists the Director in developing, presenting, and implementing changes in nursing practice.
    • Collaborates as indicated with support services and community resources to achieve high quality of care for patients and their families.
    • Attends workshops and seminars in order to update knowledge. Reports significant conference findings to peers.
    • Regularly reviews unit-specific materials.
    • Maintains a high standard of professional responsibility and performance:
      • Consistently provides nursing care with a high degree of clinical competency.
      • Provides effective health teaching to patients and families.
      • Is a knowledgeable unit resource.
    • Applies appropriate current theoretical concepts to implement changes in nursing practice within the institution.
    • Demonstrates professional commitment through membership in nursing committees, institutional activities, specialty organizations, and active participation on quality teams.
    • Participates in Education Development Committee. Collaborates with other clinicians.
    • Researches and resolves Variance Reporting as requested by the unit Director.
  • Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times.
  • Required:
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current Washington State RN license.
    • A minimum of two years of current unit-specific nursing experience.
    • The qualified candidate should have demonstrated leadership skills and teaching abilities.
    • Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, keyboarding, email communication and password management.
  • Desired:
    • BSN
    • RN certification
Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health was formed in 2013 as an affiliation between the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center and Central Washington Hospital to create an integrated, rural healthcare delivery system with 2 hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in ten communities across North Central Washington state. Over 225 physicians and 100 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diversity of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with good schools and opportunities for the entire family to be involved in culture and arts.