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:
Requires a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska.
Current BLS, ACLS and PALS certification
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.
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.
About 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.