EvergreenHealth Monroe Registered Nurse in Monroe, Washington
EvergreenHealth Monroe, a small semi-rural acute care hospital has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced REGISTERED NURSE to fill a position in our Emergency Department Unit. Working together, we exist to serve the changing health care needs of our community. We will provide personalized patient care known for quality and excellence with a healing environment through caring relationships. Multiple opportunities for cross-training to other nursing departments for further nursing professional development exist. Come join our dynamic nursing team and learn all that EvergreenHealth Monroe has to offer!
MISSION: EvergreenHealth Monroe will advance the health of the community it serves through our dedication to high-quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective health care.
EvergreenHealth will create an inclusive community health system that is the most trusted source for health care solutions OUR VALUES: Compassion - We care for and about our patients, families, and each other Respect - We respect the beliefs and values of everyone we encounter Excellence - We strive for excellence in all we do Collaboration - We work in partnership and believe every voice makes a difference Accountability - We are accountable to one another and to our community
JOB SUMMARY of ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Adheres to Hospital Policies and Procedures and Philosophy of Care. Consistently exhibits professional conduct that is a behavior-based expression of the hospital’s Standards of Excellence. Responsible for organizing and administering professional individualized care to patients with multiple issues; medical, trauma, and psychiatric. Functions under the direction of the medical staff in accordance with the objectives, policies, and procedures of the hospital and the Washington State Nurse Practice Act. Demonstrates knowledge and skills required to respond rapidly to changing patient needs using the principles of growth and development to assess each patients’ age-specific needs when providing care. Participates in patient teaching including the review of the discharge instructions. Actively participates in unit and hospital-wide performance improvement projects.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE; CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, and current Washington State Registered Nurse (RN) license. Requires current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, NIHSS course within 90 days of hire date and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification or Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) certification, Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification within six months of hire date. New graduates or new to specialty nurses must obtain a TNCC within 365 days of employment.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to assess (triage) the patient and prioritize the level of care, involve the patient and family members in decision making, and organize and prioritize required interventions relating to patient care in the emergency department. Uses communication board effectively for room assignments and tasks that need to be completed. Effective communication skills: with the ED physician, department co-workers, hospital peers, pre-hospital personnel, patients, and family members. Able to document appropriately and completely: to age-specific, injury and illness to include vital signs, pain assessments appropriate to age, interventions, and discharge instructions. Knowledge in caring for cardiac patients: assessment, rapid intervention, and thrombolytic treatments. Ability to assess and care for patients across the age continuum (neonates to geriatrics). IV therapy skills, pediatric to adult and medication management appropriate to hospital policy Use protective and safety gear as following hospital guidelines, hepa mask, gowns goggles, and gloves. Ability to safely use equipment specific to the emergency department. Level one fluid warmer, Broslow pediatric cart, Zoll defibrillators, orthopedic pneumatic cuff, Sigma Spectrum IV pumps as directed. Requires scrubs as appropriate attire and adheres to other dress code issues specific to personal hygiene, piercing, tattoos and colognes. Attendance and punctuality following hospital policy. Expected to have continuing education, keeping skills and knowledge of practice current. Use of personal protective equipment as appropriate, documentation of immunization/immunity against hepatitis B, and training related to blood-borne pathogens are required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HAZARDS:
Hazards include risk of exposure to a communicable disease, hazardous substances, and risk of physical injury from patients and operation of equipment.
WORK CONTACT GROUP: Communication and interaction with all service lines within the hospital setting, including sales reps and education providers. Appropriate Communication and interactions with pre-hospital providers, fire service, medics, ambulance companies, Monroe Correctional employees, law enforcement, and members of the community.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds, and transfer and transport patients. Must be able to bend, stoop, push and pull. Walks and stands for most of the working day. Must possess visual, tactile, and manual dexterity.
SUPERVISED BY: Director of Clinical Services, Clinical Nurse Manager, and Administrative Supervisor
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between EvergreenHealth Monroe and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW.