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Providence Health & Services RN Advanced Specialty – eICU in Anchorage, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) Staff Advanced Specialty (EICU, Day Shift, 0.90 FTE) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

The eICU is a telemedicine monitoring system which helps care for critically ill patients in multiple hospitals from a single location. Nursing staff monitor and analyze patients' vital signs, medications, test results and other data through two-way audio/video and alert bedside clinical staff to potential problems before they occur.

In this position you will:

  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate patient’s care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes.

  • Effectively advocate for ethical and holistic care to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we serve.

  • Foster a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team including students.

  • Align practice with safety and quality. Be accountable for safety, identify and correct problems.

  • Engage in ongoing professional development; promote a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates research and evidence based practice.

  • Lead and coordinate teams, delegate, coordinate care and collaborate with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate nursing knowledge.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire

  • All Registered Nurses without a Bachelor's of Nursing (BSN) degree or higher must obtain a BSN within 3 years of hire. RNs with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN

  • Unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in state(s) of hire, and wherever care is delivered. If RN holds a multistate license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), the RN must adhere to the requirements of licensure in the new state(s) of hire

  • Certifications required at time of hire

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Advanced Cardio Life Support (ACLS)

  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification within 1 year of hire

  • 12 months acute care experience working with the patient population similar to department of hire or completion of the specialty residency at the Alaska Medical Center

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 5 years of Critical Care experience

About the eICU

The concept is simple: Cameras, microphones, and high-speed computer data lines come together in a central location to monitor patients in virtually any number of ICU rooms at remote hospitals. The centralized monitoring location is staffed 24/7 by intensivists and experienced ICU nurses, who are on hand to help the floor staff ensure the highest possible patient care. Join an elite team of healthcare professionals working with an advanced technology tool (eICU) that increases patient safety and satisfaction within Providence Health and Services, Alaska. The eICU launched successfully in February 2009. Our eICU is a centralized, intensivist-led care team that uses enabling technology to continuously monitor, assess and intervene in support of the on-site caregivers. Nurses utilize the latest technology by entering and analyzing pertinent patient data, evaluating alerts and trends, communicating alerts to bedside care givers, and participate in multidisciplinary rounds.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Critical Care Nursing

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 236842

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