RN Resident Program starts September 27, 2021
ST. CHARLES HEALTH SYSTEM
Registered Nurse Resident
Manager in collaboration with Residency Program Director
Acute Care Services and Clinical Practice & Professional
Creating America’s healthiest community, together
the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care,
Accountability, Caring and Teamwork
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Registered Nurse Resident
position provides a transition between nursing school and bedside
nursing in an acute care setting. The residency is a planned
and comprehensive period during which RNs can acquire the knowledge
and skills to deliver safe, quality care in the clinical setting.
It is intended to fill the gap between practice expectations taught
in school and the actual requirements of practicing nurses.
Residents receive classroom instruction, skills and
simulation labs, and debriefing and mentoring sessions. The
preceptorship provides for clinical experience under the
supervision of an experienced RN Preceptor. After successful
completion of this Residency period, will have an opportunity to
apply for available positions within St. Charles Health
The Registered Nurse Resident, will provide specific care to
assigned patient(s) throughout the shift, as required under the
scope of the RN licensure and under the direction of a RN
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Attends and actively participates throughout all aspects of the
residency program including but not limited to didactic, skills
lab, clinical shifts, and discussion groups.
Participates regularly in debriefing and mentoring sessions.
Maintains and demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of
nursing principles, practices, standards, and techniques and
applies this knowledge in accordance with St. Charles Health System
policies and work instructions and within laws and regulations
governing nursing practice in the State of Oregon.
Assesses the patient’s condition and needs using critical
thinking and clinical judgment: sets outcomes; implements
appropriate nursing actions and collaborates with other disciplines
to meet the patient’s/family’s physical, emotional, spiritual,
ethical, social, and intellectual needs; and evaluates patient’s
Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles Health
System’s departmental and operating unit goals through
participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental
Participates in activities that promote professional growth and
development of self and others.
Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and
maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical
staff, patients, and guests.
Begins to identify work-related problems with possible
solutions and implements solution(s) (within scope of practice),
Actively participates in the management of the patient’s
experience by clarifying, integrating, and coordinating the roles
of the interdisciplinary team.
Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all
aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each
individual, patient and caregiver.
Participates in creating intentional relationships and
demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care
Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by
purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way,
including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient’s
care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting
with the patient to determine his or her care goals, active
listening, and communicating effectively and appropriately through
touch, eye contact, etc.
Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance
with hospital policies, procedures and regulatory
Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately
in accordance with St. Charles Health System policies and
procedures for medication administration.
Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in
Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of
continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a
champion of change.
Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers,
patients and guests.
Conducts all activities with the highest standards of
professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all
applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting
the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an
ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected
violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all
organizational investigations and proceedings.
Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that
promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
Develops cultural competence and provides appropriate care to
patients and family members who belong to diverse cultural
May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the
organization, as required or assigned.
Required: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
within the last 12 months. Successful completion of St.
Charles Health System residency within 6 months of placement.
Required: Current Oregon RN license.
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
Ability to travel to all St. Charles Health System worksites.
Required: Less than 1 year of RN
Preferred: Previous healthcare
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE) required to perform the job safely.
Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking
voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, standing, walking, lifting 1-10
pounds, keyboard operation.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, climbing stairs, reaching overhead,
carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing.
Rarely (10%): Stooping/kneeling/crouching, lifting,
carrying, pushing or pulling 11-15 pounds, operation of a motor
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool,
lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, ability to hear
whispered speech level.
Exposure to Elemental Factors:
Never (0%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust,
vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.
Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category:
No Risk for Exposure to BBP
Schedule Weekly Hours:
Variable (United States of America)
Is Exempt Position?
Scheduled Days of the Week:
Variable; includes every other weekend and holidays
Shift Start & End Time:
0700-1930 and 1900-0730 and Variable Educational Hours