Apr 02, 2020

Registered Nurse New Graduate Cohort

  • SCL Health
  • Butte, MT, USA
Full time Nursing

Job Description


Are an RN with less than one (1) year of acute care experience or are in your final semester of an accredited nursing program and would like to be considered for employment as a Registered Nurse at St. James Healthcare. We welcome your application to our posting for the RN-New Graduate Residency Program. Our July Cohort will begin on July 10, 2020. Qualified applicants must be in the Butte area at least one week before start date, hold a MT RN license, and available for pre-hire appointments.

Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.

You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.

You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.


St. James Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 98-bed hospital is the only full-service acute care facility in Butte, and we’re the largest hospital serving a seven-county area. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.


We are offering a retention bonus and relocation assistance for this cohort. Up to $10,500 available, if applicable! We are also offering a student loan forgiveness of up to $15,000!

We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

Units hiring for the July 2020 Cohort:

3rd Floor Medical Unit:

The medical floor is a 26 bed unit that provides exceptional care to adult patients. The most common diagnosis on the medical floor are patients with respiratory, cardiac, and sepsis diagnosis. In addition to the medical patients this unit provides care to observation patients who are hospitalized for a shorter period of time.

5th Floor Surgical Unit:

Fifth floor is a 26 bed surgical floor that provides great care to orthopedic, urology and general surgery patients. 5th floor also provides exceptional care to pediatric patients. The most commonly admitted diagnoses for pediatric patients are respiratory distress, dehydration, pneumonia, sepsis, and fractures.

Your day.

As a Registered Nurse you know that every day is different, which is why you need to know how to:

  • Foster continuity and quality of care with the best interest and well-being of patients and their families in mind
  • Assess a patients’ medical and psychological status upon admission
  • Assist in developing individualized treatment plans
  • Comply with evaluation, treatment and documentation guidelines
  • Oversee care delivered by LPNs and/or CNAs
  • Participate in clinical team conferences
  • Continually expand your knowledge
  • Help improve our facility and safety programs
  • Follow hospital, regulatory and professional guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Communicate compassionately and effectively

Your experience.

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • ASN from an accredited program
  • BSN degree from an accredited program within 48 months of hire, required
  • Current Montana RN license
  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association
  • PALS or ENPC within 9 months of hire for 5th floor RN’s

Your next move.

Now that you know more about being a Registered Nurse New Graduate on our team we hope you’ll join us. At St. James Healthcare you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place. This exciting opportunity will support the new nurse through the transition from the role of advanced beginner to that of competent nurse.