Salem Health West Valley is currently seeking a talented Clinical Nurse BSN to join our team!
Salem Health offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley. We have hospitals in Salem and Dallas (West Valley), a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services. Our Dallas hospital is a critical-access hospital. Our Salem hospital is a Magnet®-recognized facility, a regional referral center and one of the largest acute-care hospitals in Oregon. Salem Health is the area’s largest private employer, with about 3,500 full and part-time employees.
Every result we deliver has a profound impact on people’s lives, which is why we deliver more than just results. Our exceptional clinical care, healing environment, and commitment to quality patient care makes us tops with the people who matter to us: our patients and their families.
Our Dallas hospital has been serving the community for more than 100 years. In January 2002, the hospital—now known as Salem Health West Valley—became part of Salem Health, and a sister hospital to Salem Hospital. Come grow your career in Dallas where your work will connect you with a terrific team of professionals, as well as community.
The Clinical Nurse at Salem Health is responsible for utilizing the nursing process to provide safe, quality healthcare to patients in various settings with a variety of acute and critical, medical, surgical and rehabilitation needs.
Ability to work standby is required.
Minimum Qualifications Include:
• Requires BSN or non-nursing Bachelor’s Degree with MSN for all external applicants for Salem Hospital, preferred for West Valley Hospital. Bachelor of Arts in Nursing also accepted.
• For internal applicants preference may be given to applicant with BSN.
• Minimum of one (1) year of Clinical Nurse experience required. For candidates with less than one (1) year, see New Grad requirements.
• Current unencumbered licensure to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oregon.
• BLS issued by the American Heart Association required.
• ACLS from the American Heart Association (within 6 months of hire)
• PALS from the American Heart Association or ENPC (within 6 months of hire)
• TNCC if schedule is night shift (within 6 months of hire)
• Telemetry Course (within 1 month of hire)
• Pro-ACT (within 6 (six) months of hire)
• POC testing – Glucose and Hemoccult
• Equipment in-services as needed
• Annual Nursing Competency Day
• Annual Code Blue Drill
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Include:
1. Knowledge of medical terminology and basic clinical skills.
2. Ability to work effectively under pressure and to use professional judgment in emergency situations.
3. Must have basic computer knowledge and keyboarding skills.
4. Ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.
5. Ability to serve as team leader.
Core Job Functions Include:
A. Performs an accurate, ongoing, pertinent assessment for each assigned patient that are age appropriate. Reports/consults pertinent data to other health team members and implements appropriate action.
B. Assesses historical data pertinent to medical, social, cultural and educational factors and prior rehabilitation efforts. All areas of the evaluation are addressed.
C. Assesses patient/family education needs and learning readiness level, and uses appropriate language and terminology. Repeats instructions often if needed.
A. Demonstrates competency in delivery of care based on the patient care plan. Performs nursing skills following Salem Health-West Valley Hospital policies and procedures utilizing appropriate resources. Demonstrates knowledge of age-specific behaviors when caring for patients. Such as:
a. Involves family or designated caregiver with care
b. Encourage self-care
c. Assists patient to plan for anticipated body changes
d. Assists, when appropriate, reminiscing about events
B. Prioritizes care based on patient’s current needs. Proactive in preventing adverse outcomes. Demonstrates follow-through in the completion of patient care.
C. Intervenes appropriately in emergency situations.
A. Initiates and/or reviews appropriate plan of care with patient/family to address holistic age-specific needs and reflect the patient’s changing condition.
B. Develops a plan of treatment based on the patient’s rehabilitation potential, rehabilitation barriers, objective findings, cultural, social, medical and developmental backgrounds.
C. Plans for the transfer/discharge of the patient to the next appropriate level of care in the continuum and is proactive in working with other members of the health care team and/or family as appropriate.
Working Conditions Include:
Frequent standing, moving about work area, lift & carry 1-10 pounds, walk-level surface, use of arms/wrist, & manual dexterity (grasping/squeezing).
Includes exposure to weather, heat, cold, chemicals, etc, unusual shifts, etc.
• Demonstrates proficiency in safe patient handling use of equipment.
• Ability to safely pull, turn & lift a minimum of 50 lbs. unaided & more than 100 lbs. with assistance.
Nothing in this job description restricts Salem Health’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Successful applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing for unauthorized substances. Marijuana and medical marijuana are considered unauthorized substances. Upon date of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming identity and authorization to work in the United States. Salem Health is not able to support VISA sponsorships.
In order to be considered for this position, your resume must reflect all relevant licenses, certifications, education, and experience noted in the requirements and minimum qualification sections of this job posting. Without this information, candidates cannot be considered for positions to which they may be qualified.
Please note: Six furlough days per year are currently in effect for designated departments. Employees in their first twelve months of a benefit eligible position are generally exempted from mandatory furlough days.
Unscheduled staff are utilized in periods of increased patient care requirements or high census to provide acceptable staffing levels in addition to providing coverage during a regularly scheduled employee’s absence (sick leave, vacation, etc). This position is not benefits eligible.
Per Diem employees are required to work at least 400 hours per year, however, Salem Health cannot assure a set schedule or hours per week.