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RN- Emergency Dept - Nights

Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Req ID 7462-8517 Post Date Feb. 17, 2024 CategoryRegistered Nurse FacilityRutherford Regional Health System
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$20,000 Sign-On Bonus Opportunity

Rutherford Regional Health System is a 143-bed acute care facility that offers a broad array of inpatient and outpatient care. Rutherford Regional is dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet their healthcare needs.  We provide our services in a caring, professional environment through the teamwork of our medical staff and employees.

Rutherford Regional Health System’s partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare is bringing the pieces together to transform healthcare in Rutherford County. Duke LifePoint Healthcare is a joint venture of Duke University Health System, one of the country’s leading academic health systems, and LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier. These two forces joined because of the shared interest in collaborating with hospitals, healthcare providers and patients to bring high quality, innovative healthcare services to communities. Duke LifePoint combines Duke’s unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence and quality care with LifePoint's extensive resources and knowledge and experience operating community hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Essential Functions:

  • Triage training, recognition of critical presentation i.e. stroke, chest pain. Use of green/red bags.
  • Medication reconciliation training and understanding.
  • IV starts and blood collection.
  • Patient/family care needs and/or problems are promptly identified and addressed. Patients are regularly assessed and reassessed. Patient responses to nursing and MD interventions and treatments are evaluated and documented in the ongoing assessment data.
  • Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach, initiates discharge planning to meet the discharge care needs of each individual patient.
  • Provides patient and family education in regard to the hospitalization/admission, medications, and/or in preparation for discharge. Upon discharge, provides appropriate discharge instructions to include follow-up and referral needs.
  • Uses safe medication practices (Read Back, double checks) and documents outcomes such as patient response to new medication, side effects and adverse reactions. Completes medication reconciliation upon admission, transfer and discharge.
  • Assists with orientation and training of others as directed.

Shift: 12pm-12am


Minimum Education:

  • Associate’s Degree in Nursing required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred

Required Skills:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Certifications:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 3 months of hire or transfer
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 3 months of hire or transfer
  • Handle with care within 4 months of hire

Licenses: Current RN license to practice in NC (NC licensure or multi-state (compact) license).

Minimum Work Experience: 1-3 years, Recent acute care experience within past 3 years preferred.

 

Benefits - Wide range of benefits options!

Here at Rutherford Regional, you choose your own Medical, Dental, and Vision plans from a variety of competitive options that give you the coverage that best fits your needs.

  • HSA
  • 401(K) retirement plan contributions
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Prescription Assistance with OptumRx
  • Income protection programs for the entire family such as life insurance, Short/Long-term Disability, and Identity Theft.
  • Employee Assistance program at no cost to you to provide emotional, legal, financial, and daily life support for your entire household. Services are available 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week.
  • Free travel and entertainment discount program to ensure you enjoy your time away from work.
  • Vitality Employee Wellness Plan allows you to take up to 30% off of your bi-weekly health insurance premiums. You also accrue points which allows you to buy merchandise or gift cards at no cost to you.

Why join our team?

We are dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet their healthcare needs, and we believe our employees are our most valuable assets in accomplishing this goal. Rutherford Regional is growing its team of dedicated health care professionals. If you are looking to start a career that cares, are passionate about changing lives, and ready to work in a supportive environment in a close-knit community, apply today!


Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran


Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
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