ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
TITLE: RN - Acute Care - System
REPORTS TO POSITION: Department Manager/Director
DATE LAST REVIEWED: June 30, 2017
OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community,
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better
health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
DEPARTMENTSUMMARY: The Acute Care RN positions include bedside
RNs on various units throughout St. Charles Health System. These
departments include Med/Surg, Medical, Surgical, Ortho/Neuro,
Pediatrics, Inpatient Rehab and Med/Surg floats. These departments
provide 24/7 specialized care to patients throughout their
hospitalization and discharge.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The RN provides quality patient and family
centered care as a member of the health care team in accordance
with St. Charles Health System mission, philosophy, policies, and
procedures. Applies standards for professional nursing practice and
focuses clinical care to enhance the experience for patients,
families, and all others. As a nurse, this position will oversee
the work of other caregivers, providing specific care to assigned
patient(s) throughout the shift, as required under the scope of the
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Maintains and demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of nursing
principles, practices, standards, and techniques and applies this
knowledge in accordance with St. Charles Health System policies and
procedures and within laws and regulations governing nursing
practice in the State of Oregon.
Assesses the patient's condition and needs using critical
thinking and clinical judgment: sets outcomes; implements
appropriate nursing actions and collaborates with other disciplines
to meet the patient's/family's physical, emotional, spiritual,
social, and intellectual needs; and evaluates patient's
Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately in
accordance with St. Charles Health System policies and procedures
for medication administration.
Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with
hospital policies, procedures and regulatory agencies.
Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles departmental
and operating unit goals through participation in continuous
quality improvement and departmental activities.
Participates in activities that promote professional growth and
development of self and others.
Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains
professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff,
patients, and guests.
Identifies work-related problems with possible solutions and
implements solution(s) within scope of practice, as
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all
aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each
individual, patient and caregiver.
Participates in creating intentional relationships and
demonstrates focused attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by
purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way,
including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient's
care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting with
the patient to determine his or her care goals, active listening,
communicating effectively and appropriately through touch, eye
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable
laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the
organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical
and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of
applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational
investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
Performs stand by callback as assigned. Varies by
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Required: As required by RN licensure.
Required: Current Oregon RN license
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
Preferred: Department specific acute care certification. (i.e.
CNRN, ONC, RNC, OCN, CRRN )
Preferred: Department specific acute care experience.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORMATION:
Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact
with a diverse population and professionally represent St. Charles
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Strong teamwork and collaborative skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making
Basic to intermediate ability and experience with computer
applications, specifically electronic medical records system and MS
Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard
operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability
to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling
1-25 pounds. The use and operation of a motor vehicle for Home
Health and Wound Caregivers.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching,
climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead,
lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds,
grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area),
operation of a motor vehicle.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.
Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
Third Shift (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Variable; includes every other weekend and holidays
Shift Start & End Time: