Providence Health & Services Registered Nurse Staff - Mother Baby Unit in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) Staff ( Mother Baby Unit , Night Shift, 0.9 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will:
Possess knowledge of developmental needs and competent in the assessment and treatment as it relates to the age of the patient population served. Conducts and documents a comprehensive patient assessment upon admission. Continually reassesses and applies appropriate advocacy and interventions as indicated. Competent in the interpretation of a patient’s self-assessment and behavior. This information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical emotional, psychosocial and chronological maturation process. Actively involves patient and family in the collaborative plan of care.
Consistently demonstrate and promote safe patient care practices: (i.e. Hand washing/Patient ID, Communication, Reduction of infection Risks, Medication Safety & Reconciliation, Falls Prevention, No Preventable Deaths/Injuries, Inclusion of patients/families concerns and access to healthcare team).
Collaborate with the patient, family and members of the healthcare team. develops, documents, implements and monitors an individualized plan of care which reflects a standard of care based on best practice and evidence-based medicine. Provides, documents, and consults to assure necessary patient and family education in support of the treatment plan. Adaptive to change and updated patient care practices within an evolving healthcare environment.
Collaborate with team members, the patient, the patient’s family and others as appropriate in the development of a proactive discharge plan.
Perform procedures and treatments according to accepted department/unit protocols, guidelines, standards and the Nurse Practice Act.
Legibly and electronically documents patient care activities and information in an accurate, concise, and timely manner. Competent in the input and retrieval of information within the various forms of written and electronic documentation.
Provide safe quality care in an efficient, cost effective manner.
Support and assists with orientation of new staff and students. Acquires necessary training and skills to competently perform the preceptor and charge nurse function when selected and functioning in those roles.
Demonstrate advancement of professional nursing practice through continuing education, required training, certification, and participation in department and unit activities. Assures all competencies, certifications, safety information and courses are completed as required.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire
All Registered Nurses without a Bachelor's of Nursing (BSN) degree or higher must obtain a BSN within 3 years of hire. RNs with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN
Unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in state(s) of hire, and wherever care is delivered. If RN holds a multistate license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), the RN must adhere to the requirements of licensure in the new state(s) of hire
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (BLS Provider) upon hire.
12 months acute care experience working with the patient population similar to department of hire (Maternity) or completion of the specialty residency at the Alaska Medical Center
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
National certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN)
About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.
As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Emergency Nursing
Req ID: 255417