South Peninsula Hospital

     

Are you looking to explore a new path – one that balances a rewarding career with quality of life? Would you like to experience the beauty and adventure found only in Alaska? We invite you to discover the opportunities available at South Peninsula Hospital, a modern, full-service hospital located in one of the state’s premier destinations – Homer, Alaska.

Homer, a small, scenic community overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains, combines a small-town feel with all the services, activities and amenities you want. Whether you are seeking adventure, culture, solitude or scenery, you can find it in Homer.

South Peninsula Hospital, located in the heart of Homer, is a 22-bed, acute care, critical access hospital with an attached 28-bed nursing home. Our staff of over 300 uses state-of-the-art technology and equipment to serve a rural community of over 12,000 patients in an area of over 1,000 square miles. We’re pleased to have been named three times as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the nation based on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength survey.

The employer of choice in the area, we offer highly competitive pay, a friendly working environment, promotion opportunities, bonuses, and paid training, as well as generous benefits including student loan forgiveness program, tuition reimbursement, health insurance, wellness program, and generous paid leave and retirement.

Full time
 
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: The LTC Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Registered Nurse (RN) provides skilled nursing assessments and direct care to the LTC resident. This person takes as active role in planning resident care and ensures the quality of care given to the resident. The LPN/RN may function in the role of charge nurse and/or floor nurse by administering medications/treatments to the resident; oversee, monitor, and coordinate care performed by assigned staff per State/Federal regulations. The LPN/RN may be required to provide nursing care in other nursing departments of the facility to meet resident/patient care needs. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Must possess a current license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Alaska Must keep current with CEU credits as required by the State of Alaska Maintains BLS certification. A minimum of one (1) year experience in Gerontology, preferable in a Long Term Care facility, is desired. Speaking, listening, and writing skills required to effectively communicate with others, and to document care provided. Ability to complete computer documentation is required. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages. Obtains and maintains competency in IV therapy per facility policy. Must complete General and Licensed staff orientation for LTC. Must have ability to organize tasks. Supervisory Skills/aptitude. ENVIRONMENT: South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22-bed critical assess hospital and 28-bed skilled LTC Facility located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking and standing for prolonged periods, stooping, sitting, and the ability to lift large loads without injury to self or others. Persons in this position may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and infectious diseases, falls, needle stick injuries, and muscle strains. Mechanical lifts are available for lifting residents as needed. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Working hours may fluctuate based on the demands of the work and scheduling needs.
Feb 06, 2020
Part time
 
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: Delivery of age-specific, direct patient care. The Registered Nurse (RN) provides nursing care to patients utilizing the Nursing Process and within the framework of standards for nursing practice as established by the Alaska State Board of Nursing, and the American Nurses Association as well as the Emergency & Outpatient Services department policies and procedures. The RN assumes leadership responsibilities, which include delegation of work to other levels of employees. NATURE AND SCOPE: The RN is accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families, according to the individualized needs of the patient and following the nursing process in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible for the assessment, treatment, and care for patients of all ages including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric, as applicable. RN must be competent to access and analyze patient information and history with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional/psychosocial, spiritual, and chronological maturation process. RN accepts and promotes professional development as an integral part of nursing practice. The position coordinates patient care activities with other members of the health care team in a collegial relationship and directs and coordinates care given by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s), Nurse Graduate preceptees and Nursing students. The RN performs all duties in a manner that supports the team concept, collaborative caring and reflects the philosophy of the Emergency & Outpatient Services Department and the mission of South Peninsula Hospital. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Education: Graduate of an accredited / approved School of Nursing. Licensure / Certification: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska. Must complete Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification within first year of hire. Experience: One year Registered Nurse experience in an Emergency Department setting with 3 years preferred. One year experience in Med-Surg preferred. Current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). TNCC & ENPC and PALS preferred. Must complete within one year of hire. English Language: Must be able to read, write and speak English clearly. Other qualifications: Schedule varies to meet department needs. Ability/willingness to be on call, as required. Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks, and work with a variety of health care team members effectively. ENVIRONMENT: The ED is a 9 bed unit which provides emergency services 24 hours per day. There are nine exam rooms including one large two bed room set up for trauma and CODE situations. The working environment is generally pleasant, clean and well maintained; most work is performed inside. This position requires walking, standing for extended periods of time, sitting, bending, reaching, stooping, and the ability to lift 50 pounds without injury to self or others. This position has a Category I Risk of exposure to bio-hazardous materials. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, falls and muscle strains. Working hours and days may fluctuate based on the demands of the department and hospital.
Feb 06, 2020
Full time
 
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: Utilizes the nursing process to plan and provide patient care to patients according to established standards and practices. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Required to have a current registered nurse license in the state of Alaska. Preferred previous knowledge of Mental Health/Psychiatry Medications and have the ability to communicate well with clients in fragile emotional well being. Must have current BLS and ACLS certifications with the American Heart Association. Speaking, listening, and basic writing skills are required to communicate with others, and to document care given. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages. ENVIRONMENT: Homer Medical Center/South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed critical access hospital, 28 bed long term care facility, orthopedic and family practice clinics located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking, standing for extended periods, stooping and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and needle stick injuries. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Working hours may fluctuate based on scheduling needs and patient census.
Feb 06, 2020
Full time
 
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: Overall coordination of nursing activities within the Long Term Care Facility directed toward providing a healthy, supportive environment for the delivery of quality resident care. Functions as a resource person and supervisor for staff working in LTC. Assists with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of policies and practice standards. Serves as a liaison with other hospital departments, as well as community agencies where appropriate. The RN Clinical Care Coordinator(s) may function in the role of floor nurse/charge nurse by administering medication and treatments to the resident, oversee, monitor, and coordinate care performed by assigned staff, and/or may function as RN on duty per State/Federal regulations. KNOWLEDGE/ EXPERIENCE: Must possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska. Must keep current with CEU credits as required by the State of Alaska. Maintains BLScertification. Wound care certification. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in Gerontology, preferably in a Lon g Term Care facility, is required. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a Medical/Surgical setting is required. Speaking, listening, and writing skills required to effectively communicate with others, and to document care provided. Computer skills for documentation, MDS completion, and Medicaid Authorization are required. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages. Must complete General and licensed staff orientation for LTC. Need to be well organized, detailed orientated, produce quality, accurate work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment. Supervisory Skills/aptitude. ENVIRONMENT: South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22-bed critical access hospital, and 28-bed skilled LTC facility located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking and standing for prolonged periods. Stooping, sitting, and the ability to lift large loads without injury to self or others persons. Persons in the position may be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and infectious disease, as well as falls, needle stick injuries, and muscle strains. Mechanical lifts are available to lifting residents as needed. Generally, the physical demands are moderate, and most work is performed inside the building. Working hours may fluctuate based on the demands of the work and scheduling needs.
Feb 06, 2020
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: Utilizes the patient centered care model to plan and provide total, direct patient care in the home, according to established standards, policies and best practices. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: The position of HH RN/Case Manager requires that the person possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska; One year of recent clinical nursing experience; a valid Alaska driver’s license and vehicle liability insurance in accordance with Alaska state law. Sufficient oral and written skills are required to effectively communicate and document care given. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages. Must possess, and maintain, a current Basic Life Support Certification. On Call after hours and weekends will rotate between RNs when needed for end of life patients. ENVIRONMENT: We invite you to join our team of professionals at South Peninsula Hospital located in scenic Homer, Alaska. As the largest employer in the community, we offer an extraordinary work/life balance, as well as competitive pay and benefits. Our employees enjoy a rewarding career with astounding opportunities for growth and professional advancement, and the ability to explore the natural habitat and beauty of Alaska. You will be captivated by Homer, a small, charming seaside community surrounded by gorgeous and bountiful mountains, beaches, glaciers, sea life, wildlife, amazing fishing and hunting, and breathtaking views of Kachemak Bay. You will be impressed with the surrounding schools, museums, art galleries, fine dining options, and seaside accommodations. Let your next adventure take you to Homer, Alaska, long known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” Whether you are an experienced professional, or just starting your career, we invite you to explore career opportunities with South Peninsula Hospital. Working at South Peninsula Hospital is not just a job – it’s a career. You will absolutely love it here!
Feb 06, 2020
Full time
 
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: To provide direct patient care to pediatric through geriatric patient populations, in the perioperative setting as a valued team member and patient advocate. Perioperative duties include, but are not limited to, scheduling surgeries, preoperative teaching to patient and family, outpatient and postoperative assessments. Intra-operative duties to include assistance during IV sedation procedures, i.e.: endoscopies. Postoperative care includes assessments and anesthesia/surgical recovery and assistance. NATURE AND SCOPE: The Perioperative/PACU/Pre-op Registered Nurse will be trained in the scheduling of surgeries, pre and postoperative assessments and anesthesia/surgical recovery, starting IV’s, order entry, charting, IV sedation, communication with other staff members, MD’s and Anesthesia. He/she will be trained to assist in admission and discharge of patients, as well as assist in the day to day coverage throughout the surgical suite as indicated by the department manager. He/she will be able to take Pre-op/PACU call as needed and will report to the Surgical Services Manager. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The Perioperative/PACU RN needs a working knowledge of anesthesia medications and antagonists with the understanding and ability to skillfully administer pain control medications and be able to titrate doses to outcomes. They must maintain ACLS certification, must be committed to patient safety and possess keen observation and assessment skills. ICU, PACU and/or Operating Room experience is highly useful and recommended. Must be a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska. Two years of acute care nursing experience is preferred. The RN must be able to deal effectively and quickly in highly emergent situations, as well as maintain composure in dealing with all clientele involved in the Perioperative/Pre-op/PACU arena. They must be able to teach, start IV’s and demonstrate effective people skills. He/she will embrace, support and adopt evidence-based care standards and continuing education that ensures quality improvements and patient safety regulatory requirements for best practices and licensure. Accesses and reads practice policies. ENVIRONMENT: South Peninsula Hospital’s Surgery Department is located on the second floor of the facility. The working environment is often complicated by patient problems, family members’ concerns, physician needs and critical emergency situations. The position requires the ability to manage the physical and medical needs of patients in all levels of consciousness, and includes the full spectrum of pediatric to geriatric age groups. Surgeon and Anesthesiologist requirements are complex and attention to detail is critical. The Perioperative/Pre-op/PACU RN must be able to remain composed and alert while providing a safe environment for and meeting the needs of his or her patients quickly and effectively. They must enjoy the patient – family – health care provider encounter situation and be able to deal with the presenting issues diplomatically and efficiently. They must demonstrate effective organizational skills.
Feb 06, 2020
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: To provide direct patient care to pediatric through geriatric patient populations, in the perioperative setting as a valued team member and patient advocate. Perioperative duties include, but are not limited to, scheduling surgeries, preoperative teaching to patient and family, outpatient and postoperative assessments. Intra-operative duties to include assistance during IV sedation procedures, i.e.: endoscopies. Postoperative care includes assessments and anesthesia/surgical recovery and assistance. NATURE AND SCOPE: The Perioperative/PACU/Pre-op Registered Nurse will be trained in the scheduling of surgeries, pre and postoperative assessments and anesthesia/surgical recovery, starting IV’s, order entry, charting, IV sedation, communication with other staff members, MD’s and Anesthesia. He/she will be trained to assist in admission and discharge of patients, as well as assist in the day to day coverage throughout the surgical suite as indicated by the department manager. He/she will be able to take Pre-op/PACU call as needed and will report to the Surgical Services Manager. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The Perioperative/PACU RN needs a working knowledge of anesthesia medications and antagonists with the understanding and ability to skillfully administer pain control medications and be able to titrate doses to outcomes. They must maintain ACLS certification, must be committed to patient safety and possess keen observation and assessment skills. ICU, PACU and/or Operating Room experience is highly useful and recommended. Must be a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska. Two years of acute care nursing experience is preferred. The RN must be able to deal effectively and quickly in highly emergent situations, as well as maintain composure in dealing with all clientele involved in the Perioperative/Pre-op/PACU arena. They must be able to teach, start IV’s and demonstrate effective people skills. He/she will embrace, support and adopt evidence-based care standards and continuing education that ensures quality improvements and patient safety regulatory requirements for best practices and licensure. Accesses and reads practice policies. ENVIRONMENT: South Peninsula Hospital’s Surgery Department is located on the second floor of the facility. The working environment is often complicated by patient problems, family members’ concerns, physician needs and critical emergency situations. The position requires the ability to manage the physical and medical needs of patients in all levels of consciousness, and includes the full spectrum of pediatric to geriatric age groups. Surgeon and Anesthesiologist requirements are complex and attention to detail is critical. The Perioperative/Pre-op/PACU RN must be able to remain composed and alert while providing a safe environment for and meeting the needs of his or her patients quickly and effectively. They must enjoy the patient – family – health care provider encounter situation and be able to deal with the presenting issues diplomatically and efficiently. They must demonstrate effective organizational skills.
Feb 06, 2020
Full time
 
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: Utilize the perioperative nursing process to plan and provide total, direct patient care before, during, and immediately after surgery according to established standards and practices. NATURE AND SCOPE: The Perioperative Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing (or delegating), and evaluating patient care preoperatively, intraoperatively and immediately post operatively. Standards of Perioperative Nursing Practice have been established by the Association of Operating Room Nurses, the Alaska State Board of Nursing, state statute, and the American Nurses Association. The Perioperative Registered Nurse performs all of the activities required to provide perioperative care within the surgical area. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The Perioperative Registered Nurse must possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Alaska. A minimum of 1 year experience in a critical care or post anesthesia care setting is desired. The individual in this position must possess, and maintain a Basic Life Support Certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification. The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Basic keyboarding and computer/word processing skills are required for data entry into the electronic health record. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commission, proportions, percentage, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule forms. ENVIRONMENT: South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed acute care and 28 bed long term care facility located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The surgery unit consists of two rooms, one main general room and another for local endoscopy procedures. The working environment is generally pleasant, clean, and well maintained. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. Trained dexterity and strength to use specialized surgical instruments and assist the surgical team during procedures often requiring strenuous manipulation. The employee is frequently required to stand, sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Feb 06, 2020
Full time
 
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: Utilize the perioperative nursing process to plan and provide total, direct patient care before, during, and immediately after surgery according to established standards and practices. NATURE AND SCOPE: The Perioperative Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing (or delegating), and evaluating patient care preoperatively, intraoperatively and immediately post operatively. Standards of Perioperative Nursing Practice have been established by the Association of Operating Room Nurses, the Alaska State Board of Nursing, state statute, and the American Nurses Association. The Perioperative Registered Nurse performs all of the activities required to provide perioperative care within the surgical area. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The Perioperative Registered Nurse must possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Alaska. A minimum of 1 year experience in a critical care or post anesthesia care setting is desired. The individual in this position must possess, and maintain a Basic Life Support Certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification. The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Basic keyboarding and computer/word processing skills are required for data entry into the electronic health record. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commission, proportions, percentage, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule forms. ENVIRONMENT: South Peninsula Hospital is a combined 22 bed acute care and 28 bed long term care facility located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The surgery unit consists of two rooms, one main general room and another for local endoscopy procedures. The working environment is generally pleasant, clean, and well maintained. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. Trained dexterity and strength to use specialized surgical instruments and assist the surgical team during procedures often requiring strenuous manipulation. The employee is frequently required to stand, sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and with explosives and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Feb 06, 2020
Part time
 
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: Utilizes the nursing process to plan and provide total, direct patient care to patients on the nursing unit according to established standards and practices. NATURE AND SCOPE: The Registered Nurse (RN) provides primary patient care and supervision for other care team providers, as outlined in this position description. Standards for nursing practice have been established by the Alaska State Board of Nursing, state statute, and the American Nurses Association. The Registered Nurse provides care to clients of SPH in accordance with established policies and evidence-based practice standards, as well as state and federal regulations. The Registered Nurse performs all of the activities required to provide primary patient care on a specialty-based medical/surgical unit, and works in other areas as appropriate based on experience and training. The Registered Nurse may be required to provide nursing care in other nursing departments of the facility to meet patient/resident care needs. S/he will support and role-model SPH’s values and behaviors while working as a collaborative and inter-disciplinary team member providing high quality, safe, and cost-effective patient care. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The position of Registered Nurse requires that the person possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska. Also requires 1 year of experience in the ICU specialty, ACLS, BLS, and PALS certifications. TNCC certification within 6 months of hire. Speaking, listening, and basic writing skills are required to communicate with others, and to document care given. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages. ENVIRONMENT: South Peninsula Hospital (SPH) is a combined 22-bed critical access hospital and 28-bed long term care facility located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking, standing for extended periods, stooping and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and needle stick injuries. A mechanical lift is available for lifting patients when needed. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Working hours may fluctuate based on scheduling needs and patient census.
Feb 06, 2020
Part time
 
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: Utilizes the nursing process to plan and provide total, direct patient care to patients on the nursing unit according to established standards and practices. NATURE AND SCOPE: The Registered Nurse (RN) provides primary patient care and supervision for other care team providers, as outlined in this position description. Standards for nursing practice have been established by the Alaska State Board of Nursing, state statute, and the American Nurses Association. The Registered Nurse provides care to clients of SPH in accordance with established policies and evidence-based practice standards, as well as state and federal regulations. The Registered Nurse performs all of the activities required to provide primary patient care on a specialty-based medical/surgical unit, and works in other areas as appropriate based on experience and training. The Registered Nurse may be required to provide nursing care in other nursing departments of the facility to meet patient/resident care needs. S/he will support and role-model SPH’s values and behaviors while working as a collaborative and inter-disciplinary team member providing high quality, safe, and cost-effective patient care. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The position of Registered Nurse requires that the person possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska. Also requires 1 year of experience in the ICU specialty, ACLS, BLS, and PALS certifications. TNCC certification within 6 months of hire. Speaking, listening, and basic writing skills are required to communicate with others, and to document care given. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages. ENVIRONMENT: South Peninsula Hospital (SPH) is a combined 22-bed critical access hospital and 28-bed long term care facility located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking, standing for extended periods, stooping and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and needle stick injuries. A mechanical lift is available for lifting patients when needed. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Working hours may fluctuate based on scheduling needs and patient census.
Feb 06, 2020
Full time
 
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: Utilizes the nursing process to plan and provide total, direct patient care to patients on the nursing unit according to established standards and practices. NATURE AND SCOPE: The Registered Nurse (RN) provides primary patient care and supervision for other care team providers, as outlined in this position description. Standards for nursing practice have been established by the Alaska State Board of Nursing, state statute, and the American Nurses Association. The Registered Nurse provides care to clients of SPH in accordance with established policies and evidence-based practice standards, as well as state and federal regulations. The Registered Nurse performs all of the activities required to provide primary patient care on a specialty-based medical/surgical unit, and works in other areas as appropriate based on experience and training. The Registered Nurse may be required to provide nursing care in other nursing departments of the facility to meet patient/resident care needs. S/he will support and role-model SPH’s values and behaviors while working as a collaborative and inter-disciplinary team member providing high quality, safe, and cost-effective patient care. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: The position of Registered Nurse requires that the person possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska. Also requires 1 year of experience in the ICU specialty, ACLS, BLS, and PALS certifications. TNCC certification within 6 months of hire. Speaking, listening, and basic writing skills are required to communicate with others, and to document care given. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages. ENVIRONMENT: South Peninsula Hospital (SPH) is a combined 22-bed critical access hospital and 28-bed long term care facility located at the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The position requires walking, standing for extended periods, stooping and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, including blood-borne pathogens, muscle strains, falls, and needle stick injuries. A mechanical lift is available for lifting patients when needed. Generally, physical demands are moderate and most work is performed inside. Working hours may fluctuate based on scheduling needs and patient census.
Feb 06, 2020
Part time
 
South Peninsula Hospital Homer, AK, USA
POSITION PURPOSE: Delivery of age-specific, direct patient care. The Registered Nurse (RN) provides nursing care to patients utilizing the Nursing Process and within the framework of standards for nursing practice as established by the Alaska State Board of Nursing, and the American Nurses Association as well as the Emergency & Outpatient Services department policies and procedures. The RN assumes leadership responsibilities, which include delegation of work to other levels of employees. NATURE AND SCOPE: The RN is accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families, according to the individualized needs of the patient and following the nursing process in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act. The RN is responsible for the assessment, treatment, and care for patients of all ages including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric, as applicable. RN must be competent to access and analyze patient information and history with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional/psychosocial, spiritual, and chronological maturation process. RN accepts and promotes professional development as an integral part of nursing practice. The position coordinates patient care activities with other members of the health care team in a collegial relationship and directs and coordinates care given by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s), Nurse Graduate preceptees and Nursing students. The RN performs all duties in a manner that supports the team concept, collaborative caring and reflects the philosophy of the Emergency & Outpatient Services Department and the mission of South Peninsula Hospital. KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Education: Graduate of an accredited / approved School of Nursing. Licensure / Certification: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska. Must complete Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Certification within first year of hire. Experience: One year Registered Nurse experience in an Emergency Department setting with 3 years preferred. One year experience in Med-Surg preferred. Current Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). TNCC & ENPC and PALS preferred. Must complete within one year of hire. English Language: Must be able to read, write and speak English clearly. Other qualifications: Schedule varies to meet department needs. Ability/willingness to be on call, as required. Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks, and work with a variety of health care team members effectively. ENVIRONMENT: The ED is a 9 bed unit which provides emergency services 24 hours per day. There are nine exam rooms including one large two bed room set up for trauma and CODE situations. The working environment is generally pleasant, clean and well maintained; most work is performed inside. This position requires walking, standing for extended periods of time, sitting, bending, reaching, stooping, and the ability to lift 50 pounds without injury to self or others. This position has a Category I Risk of exposure to bio-hazardous materials. Persons in this position are exposed to infectious diseases, falls and muscle strains. Working hours and days may fluctuate based on the demands of the department and hospital.
Feb 06, 2020