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$40.15 - $55.15, DOE

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Santiam Hospital is an EEO Affirmative Action Race/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Veteran/Disability Employer.

Job Description

Come join our Surgical Department at Santiam Hospital & Clinics. We are a 5-star rated Hospital and voted 2021’s Best of the Mid-Valley for Best Hospital, Best Place to Have a Baby, and Best Local Surgery Center!

We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to enhance our healthcare team of innovated leaders.

Santiam Hospital & Clinics is an independent, not-for-profit, 40 bed acute-care community-based hospital with 13 clinics across 8 specialties settled in the foothills of the Cascades serving many recreational sites as well as agricultural communities. We are an ever growing, progressive, up-to-date healthcare facility that is proud to serve our community and care for our friends and neighbors, ensuring the highest quality of care is delivered.

Job Summary: Full-time, dayshift with call

We have a busy and growing surgery department with a great team to work! Our specialties include Orthopedics/Podiatry, OB/GYN, General surgery, ENT, and Ophthalmology. In the surgery department, we have 7 pre and post beds, 3 large surgical suites and a GI suite with another large surgical suite in the OB department.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work in environments where patients receive intense interventions, therapies, and complex cares, and they must offer humane care for their patients
  • Protect patients’ rights by maintaining confidentiality of personal, medical and financial information per HIPAA.
  • Preoperative Unit Duties:
  • Complete appropriate Service documentation, including that related to patient admission.
  • Verify Service patient understanding of pending surgery.
  • Verify patient consent forms, and ensure that such forms are accurately signed, dated, and timed.
  • Verify completion of preoperative testing ordered by Medical Staff.
  • Intraoperative Duties:
  • Continuously ensure optimal patient care provision by all surgery team members.
  • Initiate and ensure surgery team “Time Out” participation immediately prior to procedure commencement and ensure that “Time Out” checklists are completed.
  • Consistently maintain aseptic technique.
  • Thoroughly and accurately document intraoperative care, charges, specimen collection, and misadventures.
  • Complete and document surgery sponge and needle counts and notify surgeons of results of such counts.
  • Anticipate needs of other surgery team members, and assist such members as requested.
  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Duties:
  • Ensure continuous Unit readiness for receipt of post-surgery patients.
  • Provide complete patient assessment on Unit admission and immediately prior to Unit discharge.
  • Provide direct and continuous Unit patient care, including airway optimization, immediately report significant patient data or change in patient condition to responsible anesthesia providers.
  • Thoroughly and accurately document Unit care and misadventures.
  • Request appropriate assistance when indicated.
  • Postoperative Unit Duties:
  • Provide patient assessment on Unit admission.
  • Monitor patient vital signs according to Service protocol.
  • Immediately report significant patient data or change in patient condition to responsible surgery providers.
  • Immediately prior to Unit discharge, provide patient assessment and ensure patient wakefulness, oral fluid tolerance, applicable ambulation ability, and pain and nausea levels.
  • Ensure that patient discharge instructions are prepared, given to patient.

Job Qualifications

  • Treat clients with compassion, respect, and dignity without regard to age, culture, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, language, mental disability, physical disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
  • Adequately maintain service area standards.
  • Demonstrate ability to educate others about pertinent patient care issues.
  • Recognize how the service area relates to healthcare generally, and coordinate Service activity with that of other Hospital Services.
  • Promote community health and welfare through education, support, and medical service.
  • Promote the Hospital as the health center of the community and encourage community participation in Hospital activities.
  • Work with public and private agencies to promote patient and community health and welfare.
  • Patient Rights, Responsibilities, and Ethics
  • Adhere to Hospital policy that concerns patient rights.
  • Respect and maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in manner consistent with Hospital policy.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be highly motivated
  • Work well with a team and have the ability to function in a fast-paced environment
  • Current unencumbered RN license in the State of Oregon
  • Current BLS required
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records preferred

Job Benefits

  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance with coverage effective on the 1st of the next month following start date.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts at the Cafeteria, On-site Pharmacy, Gift Shop, and Medical Care.
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) & Extended Illness Bank (EIB)
  • Annual PTO Cash-Out Program
  • Hospital Incentive Program
  • Bilingual Pay Differential Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance

Santiam Hospital & Clinics complies with MGMA on Section 1557 – Notice of non-discrimination and language services.

For questions about this career posting, or others here at Santiam Hospital, please contact our Human Resources Department:
Erika Jones
(503) 769-9304 ext. 1304

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