RN ED Observation
Posted on Aug 19, 2019 by CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
Primary Location: WA > TACOMA > ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER
We are a specialized, fast-paced, observation unit dedicated to responding to the needs of the patient who requires ongoing diagnostic testing or observation prior to discharge or admission. Our staff provide compassionate, high quality care that is respectful, patient and family-centered, safe and cost-efficient.
Our nurses are adept at working with fast paced changes and coordinating care since stays are typically less than 24-48 hours in this unit. Despite the rapid patient turnover, nurses in this unit demonstrate their caring by quickly establishing a rapport with the patient and involving them in their own care. The staff experience the professional satisfaction that comes with making a difference every day for their patients. The patient population includes those experiencing chest pain, stroke, congestive heart failure exacerbation, uncontrolled hypertension, dehydration, and post-procedural recovery for cardiac catheterization and short stay surgery.
Nurses working this unit will also care for inpatient med/tele patients in various care areas. Resident nurses are provided with an in-depth Med/Surg Residency.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred
Previous Medical/Surgical experience preferred. New graduates may be considered for RN residency positions.
Current RN license from the Washington State Board of Nursing
Current Healthcare BLS Certification
- Requisition ID: 2019-R
- Schedule: Full-time
- Shift: Day Job
- Market: CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center