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Resource Nurse 2 South

Company: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:


CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.   


As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:


  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program


Current Incentives for qualifying external Nurses with a 2 year commitment

Up to a $10,000 Sign on Bonus   (prorated by FTE- min 0.6 FTE required); Lump sum payment within 30 days of start)

Up to $25,000 in Education Loan Forgiveness for qualifying loans

Relocation Assistance for experienced RNs


Job Summary:
Serves as a clinical resource for an assigned area. Works closely with charge nurse to facilitate timely and appropriate patient placement/through put. Communicates closely with and supports the management regarding daily operations of each specialty area.
If assigned to RN-Resource Code, is responsible for providing urgent and emergent response to patients throughout the St Joseph Medical Center (SJMC); also responsible for serving as a resource/mentor to clinical SJMC staff.


Essential Duties:
Acts as a role model, demonstrating technical/clinical competence consistent with the needs of staff and the patient population served Assists with admissions, discharges, and other patient care issues for defined area.
Assists with admissions, discharges, and other patient care issues for defined area.
Responds to disturbances, interruptions, and subtle and emergent changes in the work environment to minimize potential risks to the unit workflow.
Supports and promotes initiatives of service recovery and assures communication for appropriate follow up.
Promotes/supports the development of team building in the unit and other department/disciplines.
Serves as a resource to the more novice clinician.
Ensures appropriate clinical monitoring/resources are provided for patients who require off floor procedures/treatment in their defined area.
Responds to all emergent codes including Rapid Response and Code Blue/Code Neuro.
Replaces or adjuncts unit staff due to illness, staffing shortages, etc for defined division.
Assists with regulatory requirements as defined by unit needs.
Assists with any special procedures and/or difficult patient issues.


Job Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred
Minimum one year of experience in the clinical specialty.
Charge or resource nurse experience within the last three years preferred.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
Current American Heart Association Healthcare BLS Certification.
For Critical Care - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is required.
PICC Line certification preferred.
Specialty certification preferred.


Keywords: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , Resource Nurse 2 South, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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