Providence Health & Services Registered Nurse (RN) - Community Based - Community Care Center in Olympia, Washington
Providence is calling for an Registered Nurse (RN) - Community Based (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Community Care Center at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.
The community/outreach RN is based out of the Providence community care center and works in partnership with the City of Olympia's Crisis Response Unit (CRU) to meet the intertwined medical and behavioral health needs of street dependent individuals in crisis.
In this position you will:
Demonstrate responsibility for ongoing patient assessment:
Within the framework of established plan of care determines the extent and frequency of assessment
Independently, collects and documents routine assessment data used to modify and adjust plans of care
Communicate relevant assessment data to RN and/or Provider
Seek guidance from Provider or RN for assessment and reassessment issues
Incorporate knowledge of growth and development into care
Collect and processes specimens to include blood samples, urine, feces, wound cultures and sputum samples:
Collect samples using hospital standard policies and procedures for phlebotomy through peripheral venous access
Label accurately, transports samples in a timely manner and reports problems and concerns to the Nurse
Utilize bar code scanning process as appropriate
Complete point of care testing and quality checks (i.e. urine dip, glucometer, beta HCG) following standard policies and procedures
Perform basic wound care:
Demonstrate the ability to clean and irrigate simple to moderately complex wounds
Set up suture trays, assists MD/PA/ARNP with suturing, cleans and dresses wounds
Demonstrate correct technique for compressive dressings
Participate in planning for psychiatric emergencies: de-escalation, risk assessment, triage
Maintain responsibility for professional growth:
Maintain records of continuing education
Participate in unit based and hospital dictated required education
Demonstrate initiative for deficiencies in education and acts to correct them
Promote unit within the institution and community:
Seek opportunities to promote improved patient care through participating in clinical process improvement projects
Promote improved unit processes through participation in problem solving session, unit based staff meetings, committee work, (hospital, community, or unit based) and positive and constructive feedback
Promote health relationships with other departments, outside agencies and other community members through behaviors consistent with core values
Provide competent care appropriate to the patient population:
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of the patient’s status
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Graduate of an approved Registered Nurse Program
Current Washington State Licensure as a Registered Nurse
Completion of an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Class (ACLS) within six (6) months of hire
Participation in a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class within twelve (12) months of hire and throughout employment as a Registered Nurse
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Preferred qualification for this position include:
- Experience working with unhoused individuals experiencing mental health and/or SUD challenges
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173- acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details — http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits
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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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Clinic/Ambulatory Care Nursing
Req ID: 323062