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Salary dependent upon experience DEFINITION OF POSITION:Provides direct and indirect patient care in the Medical/Surgical setting. Communicates with Physicians/Nurse Manager/Co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patient's clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. He/she is responsible for initiating the computerized Plan of Care on admission. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:A. Personal Traits, Qualities, and Aptitudes:Must be able to 1) perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure; 2) accept responsibility for the direction, control, planning, of an activity; 3) make evaluations and decisions based on measurable or verifiable criteria; 4) work independently; 5) recognize the rights and responsibilities of patient confidentiality; 6) convey empathy and compassion to those experiencing pain, grief, or trauma; 7) relate to others in a manner that creates a sense of teamwork and cooperation; 8) communicate effectively and therapeutically with people from every socioeconomic background; 9) incorporating guest relations in daily activities. B. Working Conditions:Inside environment, protected from the weather but not necessarily temperature changes. Subject to frequent exposure to infection, contagious disease, and hazardous materials and equipment. Occasionally subject to combative patients. Variable noise levels. Also subject to rapid pace, multiple stimuli, unpredictable environment, and critical situations. C. Physical Demands/Traits:Must be able to 1) perceive the nature of sounds by the ear, or with prosthetic assist; 2) express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word; 3) perceive characteristics of objects through the eyes; 4) extend arms and hands in any direction; 5) seize, hold, grasp, turn, or otherwise work with hands; 6) pick, pinch, or otherwise work with fingers; 7) perceive such attributes of objects or materials as size, shape, temperature, or texture; and 8) stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Must be able to lift 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Continuous walking and standing. Must be able to identify, match, and distinguish colors. Rare lifting of greater than 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care. QUALIFICATIONS:Education:Required: Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. Evidence of continuing education appropriate for skill level and area of practice.Desired: BSN Experience:Required: None.Desired: Previous Clinical Experience. Licenses, Certifications, and/or Registrations:Current RN license in the State of Oregon; BLS, ACLS, CPI, and PALS; Certifications specific to areas of clinical specialty preferred. - IV certification, Non-violent Crisis Intervention (CPI). Equipment/Tools/Work Aids:Infusion pumps, PCA pumps, and other medical equipment, computer terminal, printer, photocopier, and patient charts. Specialized Knowledge and Skills:Ability to provide care for the patient's age-specific, cultural, physical, and psychosocial well-being. Other: Bilingual and/or English-Spanish speaking preferred. Ability to work with culturally diverse population.

Shift: 1 FT Days, 1 FT Nights

Specialty Type: Nursing

Sub Specialties: Med-surg Adult

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