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Providence Health & Services RN Community Based - Community Care Center in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling for an RN - Community Based (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) 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. This position partners with the Olympia Police Department. Finalists will be subject to a background check with the Olympia Police Department in addition to the standard Providence Background Check.

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, collect and document 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.

  • Collects 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

  • Maintains 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.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of an approved Registered Nurse Program.

  • Current Washington State Licensure as a Registered Nurse.

  • Completion of an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Class (ACLS) is required within six (6) months of hire.

  • Participation in a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class is required 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.

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Our Mission

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.

About Us

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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinic/Ambulatory Care Nursing

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 323011