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 provides primary patient care and supervision for other care 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
practice standards and state and federal regulations. The Registered Nurse performs all of the activities required to provide primary patient care on a 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.
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. 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. One year ICU experience with 3 years preferred. Current BLS and ACLS.
A clinical ladder is offered as follows:
Registered Nurse I:
Competency in medical/surgical nursing, including post-partum and normal newborn.
Registered Nurse II: Competency in medical/surgical nursing (primary department) with
additional skills and oriented to work in one (1) additional specialty area as
noted in the CBA.
Registered Nurse III : Competency in medical/surgical nursing (primary department) with
additional skills and oriented to work in two (2) additional specialty areas as
noted in the CBA.
Registered Nurse IV: Competency and available to work as primary RN in
Med/Surg, ICU with vent, LTC, ER, and L&D.
Weekend and/or Holiday Rotation may be required.
Rotating Shifts may be required.
South Peninsula Hospital is located in Homer, Alaska, overlooking Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains,
South Peninsula Hospital is a 22...