Summary: Evaluates, plans, implements, and documents nursing care for an assigned patient population. Assists physician during examinations and procedures. Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse. Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patient and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Performs other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of a nationally accredited Nursing program. State of Idaho Registered Nurse or licensure pending as documented by temporary licensure OR current RN licensure from a state participating in the "multistate privilege to practice" compact with Idaho. BSN or enrollment and continuous progression towards completion of a BSN program. This requirement may only be waived at the Director level. CCRN, CNOR, or a minimum of 1 year experience in Critical Care, Emergency or OR/PACU preferred. ACLS Required. BLS Required. Current AHA Healthcare provider, American Red Cross, AHA Health Saver or KH BLS during General Orientation. Essential Job Functions (Physical Requirements): · On feet a minimum of 8-12 hours, depending on length of shift. · Frequent stooping, bending, reaching, lifting and pushing heavy stretchers and other equipment. · Frequent moving, transferring and positioning of patients with and/or without assistance. · Read charts, dials, equipment settings, literature and other printed and handwritten materials. · Communicate with patients, physicians, families and co-workers in person and on telephone. · Work with equipment and manipulate equipment settings, computer keyboard, etc., as well as mixes and administers medications. · Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up. · Able to use fine motor skills. Able to record activities, document interventions. · Able to use computer and learn new software programs.
Work Environment: · Kootenai Health operates 24 hours per day each day of the year; operational needs of partments may require that you be available to work all shifts, weekends and holidays to meet the needs of the patients. · Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment. · Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment. · Potential exposure to hostile individuals.
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