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Nurse Hospital Care RN - Emergency Services, Wenatchee, WA


Organization: Confluence Health
Category: Nurse
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Date Job Posted: November 16, 2022
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Nurse Hospital Care RN - Emergency Services

Location: Wenatchee, Washington
Building: Mares Bldg
Categories: Nursing
Department Name: Emergency Services
Shift Evening/Night
Schedule: Full-Time; 3 - 12 Hour Shifts
Union: Non-Union
Job Code: HOS19052
Hours Per Pay Period: 72
Req ID: 8601

Job Description

Overview

Located in the heart of Washington, we enjoy open skies, snow-capped mountains, and the lakes and rivers of the high desert. We are the proud home of orchards, farms, and small communities. Confluence Health actively supports the communities we serve and their quality of life through our community support program and through our individual efforts as involved community members.

Full Time Employees of Confluence Health receive a wide range of benefits in addition to compensation.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Saving Accounts
  • CH Wellness Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Generous Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Gym Membership Discount
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Shift Differential

For more information on our Benefits & Perks, click here!

Summary

Up to $15,000 in Bonuses with recent Emergency Services experience!

Applies to external candidates.

*Requires a two year commitment to Wenatchee Valley Hospital.*

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 Clinical Manager/Clinical Supervisor. 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. Required to maintain active Basic Life Support (CPR) certification.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

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

Position Requirements

For employees working on site at any CH location, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is an essential requirement.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing (NLN standard).
  • Current licensure in the state of Washington (RCW 18.88).
  • Must be currently certified in BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
  • Must possess basic computer skills related to Windows navigation, mouse usage, keyboarding, email communication and password management.
  • Upon hire, completion of formal hospital and unit-specific orientation program.
  • Minimum 1 year of Emergency Nursing experience or equivalent OR completion of the CH ED Residency training program.

Desired:

  • Previous experience using an electronic medical record.
  • Previous experience utilizing barcode scanning.
  • CEN
  • TNCC

Physical/Sensory Demands

O = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.
F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of a 2 hour workday.
C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of a 2 hour workday.

Physical/Sensory Demands For This Position:

  • Walking - F
  • Sitting/Standing - F
  • Reaching: Shoulder Height - O
  • Reaching: Above shoulder height - F
  • Reaching: Below shoulder height - F
  • Climbing - O
  • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less - F
  • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - F
  • Pulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Lifting: 25 pounds or less - F
  • Lifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - F
  • Lifting: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Carrying: 25 pounds or less - F
  • Carrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - F
  • Carrying: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Crawling/Kneeling - F
  • Bending/Stooping/Crouching - F
  • Twisting/Turning - F
  • Repetitive Movement - F

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed primarily in an Emergency Department setting where space may be limited and confined. Requires a combination of working independently and also working closely with others. Hours may be irregular at times and some overtime may be involved. Requires working under stressful conditions. General supervision is provided by the manager with oversight by the Vice President of Nursing and other senior leadership.

Job Classification:

  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • Hourly/Salary: Hourly

Physical Exposures For This Position:

  • Unprotected Heights - No
  • Heat - No
  • Cold - No
  • Mechanical Hazards - No
  • Hazardous Substances - No
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential - Yes
  • Lighting - No
  • Noise - No
  • Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation - No
  • Infectious Diseases - No

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