Job Description


Homer, AK

Full Time

Work Hours: 7P-7A

4/5/2022

***NEW GRADUATE RN'S WELCOME TO APPLY***

STARTING SALARY: $40.73 - $42.59/hr and up, depending on experience.

STARTING SALARY FOR NEW GRADS: $29.50 - $30.85/hr and up, depending on experience.

POSITION PURPOSE:
Utilizes the nursing process to plan and provide total, direct patient care to patients on the nursing unit according to established standards and practices. Position floats to Acute Care as needed.
 
NATURE AND SCOPE:
The Registered Nurse (RN) provides primary patient care and supervision for other care team providers, as outlined in this position description. Standards for nursing practice have been established by the Alaska State Board of Nursing, state statute, and the American Nurses Association. The Registered Nurse provides care to clients of SPH in accordance with established policies and evidence-based practice standards, as well as state and federal regulations. The Registered Nurse performs all of the activities required to provide primary patient care on a specialty-based medical/surgical unit, and works in other areas as appropriate based on experience and training.  The Registered Nurse may be required to provide nursing care in other nursing departments of the facility to meet patient/resident care needs. S/he will support and role-model SPH’s values and behaviors while working as a collaborative and inter-disciplinary team member providing high quality, safe, and cost-effective patient care.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
The position of Registered Nurse requires that the person possess a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Alaska. ACLS and BLS certification required. Preferred 1 year of OB specialty experience (including postpartum couplet care), NRP, STABLE, and AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Heart Rate certification. TNCC, PALS and STABLE certification within 6 months of hire. Speaking, listening, and basic writing skills are required to communicate with others, and to document care given. Numerical ability is required to calculate drug dosages.

ENVIRONMENT:

South Peninsula Hospital is a 22 bed critical access hospital (CAH) located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula.  

SPH has 3 LDRP (labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum) rooms with a view overlooking Kachemak Bay and welcomes about 150 babies per year. We specialize in low-intervention birth and can provide walking epidurals, tub birth, nitrous oxide, and 1:1 nurse patient ratios for birth support. Although we are the end of the road, we have 24/7 c-section capabilities, a delightful CRNA crew, around the clock respiratory therapy, and can safely manage women with more complicated births.  SPH has 3 full-time midwives, 2 obstetricians, full time respiratory therapy and a team of family practice doctors that work collaboratively with nursing staff to provide family-centered and evidenced-based care. SPH is a level 1 nursery with the ability to transfer to Providence Anchorage Medical Center, if needed.

We have an amazing, friendly, collaborative, team of nurses and providers and we pride ourselves on our family-centered care and  the ability and time to spend ample amounts of time supporting our patients through the birth experience. Because our birth census is variable and generally low-risk, all OB RNs are cross-trained to the medical surgical unit to take a patient assignment. No two weeks will ever be alike and you have the opportunity to build nursing skill in ways you cannot at larger hospitals. Come join us!

We offer highly competitive wages and benefits including: health/dental/vision/life insurance, 403b retirement plan, health and wellness reimbursement, loan forgiveness, generous paid leave and relocation bonus (for applicable applicants). 

Homer, Alaska, is a seaside town nestled on the shores of beautiful Kachemak Bay, offering breathtaking views of glaciers, mountains and wildlife. If you are looking for community, adventure, culture, scenery or solitude, you'll find all of that and more here. Apply today!

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