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REGISTERED NURSE - SURGERY OR OPEN HEART SURGERY EXPERIENCE - SOUTH BEND / ELKHART METRO AREA, INDIANA - SIGN-ON BONUS AND RELOCATION SUPPORT

South Bend, IN

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Hiring Company

PeopleFind Inc (recruiting firm)

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information

$25 - $42 / hour

Sign On Bonus

$5,000.00

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Position Description

REGISTERED NURSE - SURGERY OR OPEN HEART SURGERY EXPERIENCE - SOUTH BEND / ELKHART METRO AREA, INDIANA - SIGN-ON BONUS AND RELOCATION SUPPORT

Enjoy the advantages of living in a small metropolitan area, with less traffic, a lower cost of living and many of the amenities of a larger city. Some of the best schools and universities in the USA are located here as well as excellent hospitals and healthcare facilities. Total area population is around 750,000. Plus, the area is just 95 miles east of and 1.5 hours from Chicago.

The Registered Nurse - Open Heart Surgery must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Indiana. Generally, it takes 3 to 8 weeks to obtain the license if you are currently from out of state and do not have one.

 A minimum of 1 to 2 years of job-related experience is preferred along with surgery experience.

The mission of this Healthcare facility is to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the communities served and to be the  community’s provider of outstanding quality, superior value and comprehensive health care services.

LOCATION / GEOGRAPHY:

Location – South Bend / Elkhart Combined Metropolitan Area (comprising the cities of South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart and Goshen). The hired Registered Nurse must reside with 30 minutes of hospital. The South Bend / Elkhart area is quite compact which means one can choose to live in any area and meet the 30 minute requirement. South Bend to Elkhart is 29 minutes; Mishawaki to South Bend is 12 minutes; Mishawaki to Elkhart is 17 minutes; and, Elkhart to Goshen is 22 minutes. Only South Bend to Goshen at 39 minutes is a stretch.

Relocation – Yes, Nationwide

Sign-on bonus DOE

INDUSTRY:

Health, Wellness and Fitness, Medical Practice, Hospital & Health Care

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure safe, compassionate, innovative patient centered care, promote and engage in the advancement of evidenced-based nursing practice, create a culture of collaboration, professionalism and a healthy work environment.

Applies the nursing process utilizing Relationship Based Care framework.

Establishes strong patient family relationships. Collaborates with other professional, clinical and ancillary staff in providing quality care to patients.

Displays strong teamwork.

Exhibits self-care and self-knowing in order to be empathetic and compassionate with every interaction.

Please note that the position requires 72 hrs of call/week and 3 holiday call shifts per year. Additionally, the non- call team has to stay in a started case until the call team can relieve.

Reports to the Director.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a nursing program. As noted above, this healthcare institution prefers graduates from an accredited school of nursing. Candidates must have a current license to practice or be willing to obtain a license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Indiana. A minimum of 1 to 2 years of job-related experience is preferred. After January 1, 2014, candidates are required to have or obtain a BSN within three years of employment as a Registered Nurse.

Minimal Acceptable Job Qualifications; Registration / Certification / Licensure:

BCLS within 90 days of obtaining position for all Registered Nurses.

ACLS within one year of obtaining position in: ED, Interventional Radiology,

Surgical Services, PACU, Endoscopy, Outpatient Surgery, Critical Care Center, Progressive Care Center, Intermediate Care Center, Labor & Delivery.

NRP within 90 days of obtaining position in: Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby and NICU.

PALS within 1 year of obtaining position in: Outpatient Surgery, PACU, Interventional Radiology, Pediatrics, ED.

EKG class within 1 year of hire for CCC, PCU, ICC, Medical, Post Surgical, TJU, Oncology, Nursing Resource Pool; or successful validation of rhythm competency.

12 lead EKG within 1 year in: ED, ICC, PCU and CCC.

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) within 2 years in ED, OR, PACU, and CCC.

Knowledge & Skills:

Demonstrates a high level of knowledge and competency in interdisciplinary planning as well as performing nursing care procedures, assessments, treatment and techniques.

Requires strong analytical and organizational skills necessary to assess, develop and implement individualized plans of patient care/education in changing patient situations with recognition of actual and potential problems, patient/family involvement and the collection of data related to unit nursing care concerns.

Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive therapeutic relationships with patients and families and effective working relationships with staff, physicians and others.

Requires leadership skills in order to provide constructive feedback to peers regarding nursing issue, and participate in unit and hospital wide based decision making, be adaptable, flexible and support changes made.

Demonstrates ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner.

Requires general working knowledge of the normal growth, development, related behaviors, needs, comfort, and range of treatment appropriate to the age (including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric) and diagnosis of patient served to support the provision of an individualized interdisciplinary plan of care.

Requires an understanding of the need to be responsive and reasonably adaptable for scheduling purposes, when necessary, due to extenuating circumstances in support of co-workers and department functions.

Requires the ability to work independently, take initiative and be self-motivated.

Basic computer knowledge and skills.

Function within the legal boundaries of Indiana Nurse Practice Act based on the knowledge of statutes and rules governing nursing.

Provide nursing care without discrimination on the basis of diagnosis, age, sex, race, creed or color.

Working Condition:

Works in a patient care environment requiring physical exertion, frequent changes in job demands, and certain undesirable patient care activities.

May be exposed to bio-hazards and blood borne pathogens.

Must be able to report to work location within 30 minutes when On Call.

Physical Demands:

Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.

COMPENSATION:

Pay: $25 to $42 per hour

Sign-on bonus DOE

CONFIDENTIALITY:

We appreciate all expressions of interest, however, as a practical matter, only select candidates whose backgrounds best match our client's requirements will be contacted. All resumes are retained and treated confidentially for consideration against future opportunities.

Your resume is held in confidence and will not be sent to any employer without your prior permission.

 


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