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Kootenai Health RN in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Registered Nurse

Position Summary:

Promotes optimal health, well-being and safety through use of the nursing process and in accordance with patient care standards, and the Idaho Nurse Practice Act. Provides relationship based care as demonstrated by recognizing the patient, family and/or designee as a full partner in providing compassionate, coordinated and culturally competent care based on respect for patient’s preferences, values, and needs. Engages fully within nursing and inter-professional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care. Integrates best current evidence into clinical practice and uses data to monitor and improve the outcomes of care processes. Uses information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates, plans, implements, and documents nursing care for an assigned patient population

  • Assists physician during examinations and procedures

  • Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse

  • Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patient and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills

  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field

  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function

  • Competent to meet age specific needs of the unit assigned

    Requirements and Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a nationally accredited Nursing program required.

  • All non-BSN RN's hired after 1/1/2015 at Kootenai Health are required to be enrolled in a baccalaureate (or higher) degree program in nursing upon hire, and show evidence of enrollment prior to their start date with a mandatory completion date based on date of hire:

  • Hired prior to 8/31/2015 BSN is recommended but not required.

  • Hired between 9/1/2015 and 12/31/2018 BSN completed by December 31, 2020.

  • Hired after 1/1/2019 BSN completed within two years of hire.

  • State of Idaho Registered Nurse OR licensure pending as documented by temporary licensure OR current RN licensure from a state participating in the “multistate privilege to practice” compact with Idaho prior to start date.

  • BLS Required

    Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to maintain a standing position

  • Typical equipment used in a clinical job

  • Must be able to stoop, crouch, or bend

  • Must be able to push, pull, or transport heavy equipment

  • Must be able to assist in patient transfer

  • Exposure to needles, blood and body fluids, etc.

    About Kootenai Health

    Kootenai Health has a solid reputation in the Pacific Northwest and has a rich history that spans nearly 60 years of innovation, achievements, and healthcare benchmarks. Our main campus is located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and includes a 330-bed community-owned hospital. We have been recognized among large employers as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine and are regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to our community.

  • Three Time Magnet Designated since 2006 – This designation is nursing's top honor, accepted nationally as the gold standard in nursing excellence. Kootenai was the first hospital in the Inland Northwest to receive this designation and the second in Idaho.

  • Member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – In 2014, Kootenai Health became the 30th member, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. Kootenai Health is the first health care organization in the Pacific Northwest to be selected as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and, like all network members, will remain a locally-owned and independent health care provider.

  • Most Wired / Wireless Hospital, Hospital & Health Networks – Kootenai is consistently named one of the country's 100 Most Wired hospitals. In this same survey, Kootenai also earned a spot on the Top 25 Most Wireless hospitals.

  • Three Time Great Workplace Award – Kootenai Health has been recognized as one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world!

    As your next employer, we are excited to offer you:

  • 100% employer-paid health insurance premiums for full-time employees. Part-time employees pay only a small portion a month for medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Tuition assistance program

  • 457 retirement plan

  • Convenient near campus daycare

  • Competitive salaries with a 12% differential for nights and an 8% differential for weekends

  • An award-winning and incentive-driven wellness program

  • Employee reward, recognition, and retention programs

  • Professional development and leadership training opportunities

  • And much more

    Have you considered a career at Kootenai Health? Maybe you should!

    Apply today!

    Kootenai Health complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sex. Kootenai Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sex.

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