Come join a nursing team that provides the 5-star care to patients and opportunities to learn & grow to staff. As a Registered Nurse in Family Birth at Jefferson Healthcare you will be a critical part of the nursing team providing quality care to our patients.
Jefferson Healthcare sees 100-120 births per year and offers family centered birthing suites in our award winning medical facility which provides all the modern technology in a warm, caring, and supportive environment. Jefferson Healthcare is also designated as a Baby Friendly Hospital, the fifth in the State of Washington to achieve this certification and in the outstanding 5% of hospitals in the United States to successfully achieve this designation. Our staff of registered nurses provide a critical link between the breast feeding support for the mother prior to and after delivery. Our families love the individualized attention, the private rooms, and the family-centered nursing staff. In addition to providing excellent care to mothers and babies, our Family Birth RNs get to expand their skills by being cross trained to Acute Care to help their fellow nurses in periods of low census in family birth. Our small but mighty team was awarded "Team of the Quarter" for Q4 2019 as well for the outstanding work they do and the way they support each other. Come join our amazing team.
At Jefferson Healthcare you will work in an environment where you learn more through great communication and teamwork, and where the entire team, from dietary to nurses to EVS, cares about the patients. Across the whole organization we have pride in our jobs and the service we provide! You will not only be working in a satisfying role with staff who are just as passionate as you are, you'll also be working for an organization with generous pay and outstanding benefits. Our benefits package is in the top 1% in the state of Washington and includes excellent medical coverage, dental, vision, paid time off (PTO), and retirement.
This position may be eligible for a recruitment bonus up to $5000
Who you are
You're a Registered Nurse who is committed to providing the best care to patients and have at least 2 years of labor & delivery experience. You're a team player (we all rely on each other!), have good communication skills, and love to learn. You also have taken a recent fetal monitoring course, have a current NRP certification, a current BLS certification and preferably have a recent STABLE course.
Education & Experience
Current Washington state RN license in good standing
Current CPR/BLS (Healthcare Provider) required and ACLS may be required
Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred
Specialty areas may require additional experience, certifications, and licenses
Two (2) or more years of labor & delivery nursing experience
Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) required
STABLE course preferred
National certification preferred
Recent fetal monitor course strongly preferred
RN Job Overview
The RN is responsible for providing nursing care adapted to the individual patient needs based on the nursing process which includes: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. He or she promotes continuity of care to ensure that patient needs and expected outcomes are met. The RN must be capable of functioning as a member of the team and perform duties as necessary. This includes delegating and supervising support nursing staff that participates in the provision of care.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Collects data pertinent to the patient's health or the situation. Completes nursing history and physical assessment upon admission
Reassesses the patient during shift as patient's condition requires. Assesses subtle changes in patient status, anticipates problems before they occur, and implements appropriate measures
Manages comprehensive nursing care for patients whose needs range from uncomplicated to complex and can be rapidly changing. Specialty areas may require additional experience.
Organizes and prioritizes nursing care activities considering the needs of the patients and other staff members
Collaborates with all members of the interdisciplinary team to improve care delivered to assigned patients
Operates unit specific equipment and procedures as outlined in defined competencies
Initiates, plans and participates in patient and family teaching, and provides professional nursing care within the legal scope of practice and standards developed by the profession, Nurse Practice Act and regulatory agencies
Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or the situation. Utilizes the physicians' history and physical progress notes and notes from other specialties: Pharmacy, Respiratory Care, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, etc., to plan care.
Implements the identified plan of care. Ensures that the plan of care is coordinated to achieve the desired outcomes. Teaches the patient about his or her illness and promotes health. Consults other nursing experts or the patient's physician as needed. Makes age-appropriate interventions based on individual patient needs. Evaluates progress toward attainment of patient clinical outcomes and adjusts the plan accordingly.
Initiates a discharge assessment on admission and works as needed with Case Management to develop a discharge plan for assigned patients. Assists case manager with implementation of plan.
Demonstrates a caring, compassionate approach to patient/family, functioning as a patient/family advocate
Participates in case conferences, rounds, etc. to communicate the plan of care, interventions utilized and the outcomes achieved
Evaluates one's own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.Assumes personal responsibility for professional development and contributes to the professional/learning environment of the unit.
Maintains required competencies
Openings & Schedule
One (1) position: 0.9 FTE, 36 hours/week, variable shift
**Please indicate on your resume/cover letter which shift and FTE you would like to apply for**
Who we are
Jefferson Healthcare is a DNV accredited, fully integrated health care system, with numerous accreditations and awards. We are the primary healthcare provider for more than 25,000 residents of East Jefferson County on the Olympic Peninsula. We are a critical access, public hospital district providing services to residents of east Jefferson County. It is operated as a municipal corporation with five elected commissioners who oversee the district's operations. We recently received a 90% on our employee survey on "I would work here again."
Port Townsend has been named as one of the coolest small towns in America ... with good reason. There are festivals almost every weekend, endless recreational/hiking/skiing/sailing activities, great places to eat, and a strong and vibrant community feel. National Geographic calls Port Townsend "one of the most sophisticated places west of Seattle" and we continue to receive awards year after year. Come check us out!
If you are looking to work with an exceptional team of professionals, we encourage you to consider Jefferson Healthcare. Work where your talent is truly appreciated.
About US – Jefferson Healthcare Jefferson Healthcare is the only ISO 9000 accredited system on the northern Olympic Peninsula and is also DNV accredited while operating as a fully integrated health care system. The hospital is a 25-bed, critical access care hospital that has complete coverage by 24 hour hospitalists, has top rated surgical services and includes an emergency room, lab services, swing bed unit, the latest in digital imaging including new 3D mammography equipment and a comprehensive array of physical, speech and occupational rehabilitation therapies.Jefferson Healthcare was one of the first five hospitals in the Washington to be designated Baby Friendly by the World Health Organization. Jefferson Healthcare has a full service orthopedic clinic and an oncology clinic administering infusion services of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and other treatments. The Medical Short Stay includes wound care, sleep medicine, Coumadin and anti-coagulation services. We provide Wellness programs, a broad range of support groups and community education programs.Jefferson Healthcare has nine clinics throughout the county and a nationally recognized award winning Home Health service provide...r and Hospice office. The primary care clinics are located near the hospital in Port Townsend and in Port Ludlow and Quilcene. The primary care clinics provide pediatrics, family medicine, obstetrics, women’s health, and urgent care. We also have a Specialty Clinic that provides pulmonary care, urological surgery and pelvic floor reconstruction and cardiology care services.Jefferson Healthcare has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.Jefferson Healthcare is a public hospital district providing services to residents of east Jefferson County. It is operated as a municipal corporation with five elected commissioners who oversee the district’s operations.