RN - Geriatric Care

Nursing RN & LPN Kirkland, Washington

Department: Geriatric Care
Job Type: Per Diem Shift: Day
Hours/Week: 1
Req: 44079


Description

Job Summary:
Responsible for the total direct nursing care of all patients within established standards of care, hospital and unit policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Primary Duties:

  • Provides direct patient care and functions as a patient advocate.
  • Provides continuity of care between the clinic, hospital, ER, specialists, Home Health, Hospice & LTC facilities. 
  • Triages patients in person and via phone. 
  • Assesses the comprehensive nursing needs and develops a nursing diagnosis.
  • Coordinates the patient and family/significant other/caregiver education process.
  • Continuously plans, implements, and evaluates patient care, incorporating patient and family/significant other/caregiver into the process.
  • Participates with physician partners and other interdisciplinary team members to develop and implement patient plan of care.
  • Performs nursing visits within scope of practice 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

License, Certification, Education or Experience:

REQUIRED for the position:

  • Bachelor’s in Nursing (BSN) (or required within 5 years of employment)
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington
  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification by date of hire

DESIRED for the position:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between EvergreenHealth and the WSNA which contains a "union security" provision. Union membership is optional.

EvergreenHealth is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. The literature shows that having a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) contributes significantly to the quality of care.  Toward that end, this position requires a BSN or a commitment to begin a BSN program within three years and obtain a BSN within five years of employment.

Please note this BSN requirement does not apply to current EvergreenHealth RN's hired prior to April 1, 2014.