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Providence Health & Services RN - Med/Surg in Kodiak, Alaska


Providence is calling a Staff Registered Nurse (RN) (Med Surgical, Night Shift, 0.9 FTE) to Kodiak Island Medical Center in Kodiak, 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:

•CUSTOMER SERVICE: Embraces the Providence Service Standards in all aspects of position. Presents and conducts self in a professional manner. Provides support to coworkers and customers while demonstrating service excellence by building positive interpersonal relations to ensure productive and positive relationships are maximized. Develops a deep understanding of customer’s perspectives and needs and works to meet their expectations. Builds a culture of true caring by behavior and interactions with others.

•COMMUNICATION/TEAMWORK: Communicates in a compassionate and professional manner to patients, families and visitors. Demonstrates professional interpersonal skills and cooperates with other departments and members of the care delivery team to provide optimal continuity of care to patients and their families. Demonstrates commitment to teamwork and interacts harmoniously with others. Provides clinical support to other nursing departments, as needed.

•LEADERSHIP: May act in a leadership role, responsible for the daily operations of the Unit in the absence of the manager; providing direction, supervision and coaching/precepting to department staff. Identifies concerns and takes appropriate action(s) to involve colleagues and management in the development and promotion of a safe patient care environment. Actively engages in positive communication, feedback, and the on-going development of self and team. Takes an active role in building and maintaining an environment that fosters open communication, patient and family-centered care and healthy collegial relationships. Demonstrates adaptive/timely communication based on individual patient/family needs.

•ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING: Possesses 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.

•IMPLEMENTATION AND REEVALUATION: Monitors patient’s condition, notes changes in status, utilizes judgment and takes appropriate action. Communicates patient status to colleagues and physicians to include: situation, background, assessment, and recommendations (S.B.A.R). Utilizes tools adopted through quality and safety initiatives when communicating patient status change and at the time of patient handoff. Uses the Rapid Recognition and Response protocol when indicated by changes in patient’s conditions or concerns. Promotes and routinely offers comfort and pain management measures. Documentation reflects assessment, treatment and re-assessment as required to meet patient goals.

•COLLABORATION: Works in partnership 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 evidence and best practice. 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. Works together with team members, the patient, the patient’s family and others as appropriate in the development of a proactive discharge plan.

•DOCUMENTATION: 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.

•SAFETY: Provides safe quality care in an efficient, cost effective manner. Consistently demonstrates and promotes safe patient care and infection control 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). Performs procedures and treatments according to accepted unit guidelines, National Patient Safety Goals, Emergency Response procedures, and the Nurse Practice Act. Complies with hospital standards to assure continued compliance and regulatory requirements are met. Examples include but are not limited to: The Joint Commission, CMS, OSHA, State, and Federal requirements. Ensures facility and department policies are followed.

•PARTICIPATION: Actively contributes to unit stability and function. Attends and participates in a minimum of 80% of scheduled staff meetings. If unable to attend in person, ensures reading the minutes and signing them off, and is responsible for meeting content regardless of attendance. Actively participates in departmental and unit-based education and competencies. Participates in Quality Improvement initiatives by providing on-going monitoring and data collection and submits reports as indicated. Participates in departmental activities that improve patient care and process systems. Actively assists others in transitioning and applying knowledge to the clinical and operational setting.

•Demonstrates 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.

•Promotes and role models collaborative practice and relationships with other health care professionals. Recognizes the role that the cultural diversity of patients and their families, employees, medical staff, volunteers and community members plays in achieving productive and positive relationships. Rounds with physicians and other team members to promote continuity of care and patient’s confidence in their care delivery team.

•Safeguards all forms (Electronic, written and oral) of confidential information as it relates to patients, their families, medical staff and employees. Is aware of and compliant with organizational polices regarding HIPPA, Fraud and Abuse, Conflict of Interest and the Code of Conduct.

•Completes initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department.

•Competencies may include mandatory unit required competencies, and BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, as designated.


Required qualifications for this position include:

•Graduate of an accredited/approved school of Nursing.

•1 year experience in an acute care hospital preferred unless hired as an intern or fellow.

•Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska.

•Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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 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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Medical/Surgical Nursing

Location: Alaska-Kodiak

Req ID: 247593