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Registered Nurse Neuro Surgical Trauma (Step-Down) Full-Time Days

Company: Saint Alphonsus Health System
Location: Boise
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:12 Hour Day ShiftDescription:At Saint Alphonsus Health System, we are looking for people who are living out their calling. We want you to be passionate about coming to work, and challenged to achieve your potential. Living by these virtues, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and the highest quality of care.We are looking to hire a Full-Time Registered Nurse for our Neuro/Surgical/Trauma (NeST) Step-Down Unit at our Level II Trauma Center in Boise! This position will be located at our off I-184 and Curtis Rd. The hours for this position are 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center is recognized as a Level II Trauma Center, Level I Comprehensive Stroke Center, and will be opening the first Neuro/Surgical/Trauma unit of its kind in Idaho in early 2023. The unit will have the only board certified, fellowship- trained neuro critical care doctors in the state and will provide necessary and emergent care to patients in the area and Treasure Valley. Our goal is to create a Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Saint Alphonsus and advance medicine in the Treasure Valley by accepting challenges, pushing boundaries and being the answer. This is a great opportunity for experienced critical care nurses to be a pioneer of healthcare in their community and for nurses looking to expand their skill set in a critical care setting.Read more about this exciting unit .This position is eligible for consideration of a $10,000 sign on bonus, relocation assistance, and a housing stipend (dependent on location)! In addition, we offer competitive wages, on-call pay, and shift differentials depending on work schedules.About Boise: Idaho's capital city (and third largest city in the Pacific Northwest!) is in the high desert of southwestern Idaho, right on the Boise River. Offering a stellar quality life, Boise also features a vibrant and urban downtown, cultural and culinary experiences, and a wealth of entertainment options. Boasting over 200 days of sunny weather each year, recreational opportunities abound - most notably the 25-mile-long Boise River Greenbelt, which links together a series of beautiful public parks and the Boise Foothills, which offers an interconnected network of roads and trails through the hills. Consistently high ranking on various top ten lists relating to safety, affordability, and work-life balance, it's easy to see why Boise is the place to be.About the department: The NeST ICU will offer the specialty fellowship training of a Neuro Intensivist and other critical care medicine physicians and surgeons. They will provide next-level care for critically ill neurologic patients. RN's working in the NeST ICU will care for post operative patients along with patients with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, seizures, strokes, and other neurological disorders. This will be a fast paced, high-pressure environment that will care for some of the area's highest acuity neuro patients. Within the unit there will be 18 critical care beds and 17 step down beds. The unit offers strong leadership and great opportunities for growth and advancement. About this position: As an RN at Saint Alphonsus Health System, you will provide hands-on patient care while collaborating with colleagues, maintaining accurate documentation, and utilizing resources wisely. You will serve as a patient advocate by promoting their physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. You will also be expected to educate patients, administer prescribed medications and treatments, and develop care plans based on patient needs.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills to competently care for all assigned age groups (Neonate, Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric as applicable).
  • Ensures the accuracy of documenting services and supplies provided to the patients.
  • Demonstrates compliance with hospital safety policies and procedures.
  • Performs and documents comprehensive physical and psychosocial assessments.
  • Educates patient based on assessment of needs. Develops, implements and evaluates a plan of care based on patient's needs.
  • Communicates patient's current status and plan of care to other caregivers (verbally and in writing).
  • Prepares, gives and evaluates the effectiveness of medications.
  • Demonstrates safe operation of patient care equipment.
  • Establishes therapeutic and professional boundaries.
  • Integrates knowledge, experience, professional standards and hospital policies into nursing practice.
  • Meets unit specific technical skills.
  • Practices with the rules and regulations defined by the Idaho State Board of Nursing.About our ideal candidate: Our ideal candidate will have a high level of confidence and a strong interest in working with high acuity patients. They will be adaptive change and have strong critical thinking skills. In addition, our ideal candidate will be Stroke Certified or a Certified Neuro RN. General Requirements:
    • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Idaho
    • BLS certification at date of hire
    • American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for HealthCare Provider (ACLS) certification within 6 months of hire
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification within 12 months of hireOur Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Alphonsus Health System, Boise , Registered Nurse Neuro Surgical Trauma (Step-Down) Full-Time Days, Other , Boise, Idaho

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