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Providence Staff RN - Medical Surgical- Hiring Bonus $20,000 in Eureka, California


$20,000 Sign-on Bonus available for eligible external candidates that meet required qualifications and conditions for payment.

We are looking for a Staff Registered Nurse for the Medical-Surgical Second Floor Department at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka.

Location: Eureka, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 72 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 12-hour, Nights

Job Summary:

The Registered Nurse employs intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills through the utilization of the nursing process to assist patients of various ages in achieving maximum health potential. The Registered Nurse functions as a health team member through independent, interdependent and dependent roles within the health care system. Serving as the patient's advocate, the RN assumes responsibility and accountability for nursing care for patients of various ages as defined by the department scope of service.

Essential Functions:

  • Nursing Process:

  • Assessment: gathers and interprets data relevant to patient needs.

  • Planning: Sets care priorities appropriately for Plan of Care based on patient condition, age, and developmental status. Involves patient, significant others and health team members.

  • Implementation: Implements Plan of Care according to identified need. Advocates for patient. Performs re-assessment as per policies and nursing processes.

  • Medications: Prepares and administers medication accurately, safely and according to policy.

  • Pain Management: Consistently evaluates and addresses patient comfort in accordance with policy and individual patient needs.

  • Patient Education: Explains treatments and procedures. Provides information to promote recovery and wellness. Assures that patient and family receive education to promote recovery and wellness during hospitalization and essential skills for safe self care after discharge.

  • Evaluation: Effectively recognizes changes in condition and intervenes appropriately.

  • Technical Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrates competency in technical skills and use of department specific protocols and/or procedures, equipment and troubleshooting, etc. (e.g., care of ventilated patient, chemotherapy administration, wound care, cardiac monitoring, and pediatrics).

  • Patient Related Communications:

  • Communicates necessary patient information in hand offs and bedside report to receiving staff and/or unit. Communicates necessary information and plan of care to patients, families, and staff using the communication board.

  • Effectively coordinates and/or facilitates admission and transfer activities.

  • Documents legibly and concisely, using appropriate forms and technology; adheres to documentation policies and guidelines.

  • Keeps Supervisor and Physician informed of potential/actual critical or emergent situations.

  • Patient Related Safety and Infection Control:

  • Maintains a safe environment for the patient: adheres to safety measures for at risk groups, e.g. fall risk, restraints, suicide, etc.

  • Demonstrates correct ‘hand hygiene’ practices; adheres to standard precautions and isolation techniques. Disinfects equipment after each patient use.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and practice of Patient Safety initiatives in accordance with The Joint Commission standards, e.g. ‘procedural time out, two identifiers, BMV, etc. (National Patient Safety Goals).


  • Resource Utilization: Ensures that appropriate supplies and equipment are available, accounted for and used in a cost-effective manner.

  • Productivity:

  • Organizes, prioritizes and completes activities and assignments in an efficient manner. Demonstrates initiative in assisting others and performing other duties based on skill level and training orientation.

  • Delegates tasks based on the legal scope of practice and effectively supervises nursing care being given. Uses all work time productively in work-related activities.

  • Participates in department problem solving, suggests improvements and facilitates change. CQI involvement on department/SJH-HC level.

  • Safety of Self and Others: Maintains a safe work environment. Identifies safety risks and reports such appropriately. Utilizes correct body mechanics, personal protective equipment and demonstrates other personal safety practices.


  • Ability to ensure patient confidence and comfort.

  • Efficiently communicates with SJH-HC physicians, customers and employees, both in person and by telephone.

  • Reads and comprehends written instructions, able to interpret medical orders, correspondence, memorandums, and medical records.

  • Applies deductive and common sense reasoning ability to problem solve on a frequent basis.

  • Initiative and the ability to make independent judgments.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education : Graduate of an accredited nursing school or Proof of licensure by the state of California.


  • State of California as a Registered Nurse.

  • Current CPR certification (American Heart Association BLS Provider, American Red Cross Professional Rescuer, Fire Department Medical Provider course).

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience : Acute care or specialty experience.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

Requsition ID: 104499
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Night
Career Track: Nursing
Department: 7800 MEDSURG 2ND FLR
Address: CA Eureka 2700 Dolbeer St

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