Registered Nurse ($7,500 Sign-On Bonus)
Company: Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Position Summary The registered nurse (RN) provides direct and
indirect patient care services that meet the psychosocial,
physical, and restorative needs of each patient. The registered
nurse's decisions and actions with patients and families are
determined in an ethical manner, practicing compassion and respect
for the inherent dignity, worth and unique attributes of each
person. Effectively communicates with patients/families, visitors,
colleagues, physicians, leadership, and volunteers. All areas of
nursing practice and care delivery are provided to achieve and
maintain top decile results and outcomes for patient experience,
quality, and patient safety. The RN follows and adheres to ARHS
policies and procedures; regulatory requirements and standards of
behavior. The RN practices within the nurse practice act and their
license. The RN demonstrates the ARHS Mission, Vision, and Values
in action, and, approaches work in a way that reflects a bias for
action, efficiency, and personal accountability. The RN
demonstrates professional conduct, effective communication, and
effective delegation of tasks. Effectively and professionally
manages working relationships with coworkers, physicians, and all
ARHS team members in a way that promotes a healthy work
environment. Responds quickly and accurately to emergencies in the
work environment and/or to changes in patient condition. Performs
registered nursing duties under general supervision. Always assists
coworkers, patients, families, and visitors regardless of the
patient assignment, so long as the assistance is in-line with their
scope of practice and license. Position Qualifications Minimum
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Experience
Previous experience as a registered nurse is not required but is
Previous Health Care Experience in an acute or clinic setting is
One-year prior experience in a similar role with a similar scope is
preferred. Required Registration/License/Certification
Current licensure as an RN in North Carolina.
Basic Life Support (BLS). BLS from the American Heart Association
is required at the time of hire.
All required certifications must be obtained within 1 year of hire
date, except Basic Life Support (BLS).
BLS, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced
Life Support (PALS) certifications must be obtained from American
Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) and Trauma Nursing Core
Course (TNCC) certifications must be obtained from the ENA.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public,
patients, family, staff, and physician and acts within the chain of
command, utilizing positive verbal and non-verbal skills.
Competent in delivering safe and effective patient care within
legal limits of licensure and hospital policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the continuum of nursing care provided in the patient
Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service to patients,
family, staff, and physicians. Physical Demands
Lifts, positions, pushes, pulls and/or transfers up to and greater
than 50 pounds
Manual dexterity and mobility
Prolonged, extensive or considerable sitting/standing/walking
Bending, squatting, twisting, turning
Near acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less Working
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
Frequently exposed to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power
equipment; odorous chemicals and specimens; and, unpleasant
elements (accident, injury, slippery surfaces uneven surfaces),
Subject to irregular hours (days, evenings, nights, weekends,
holidays); and emergency situations.
Continuous standing and walking long periods = to, or, greater than
> 8 hours per shift
Speaking, reading and writing, expanded > 8 hours per day
Exposed to vibration; and cramped spaces > 1 hour day
Frequently mobilizes patients > 4 hours per day
Frequently per shift: lifts, carries; pushes; and/or, pulls > 50
Frequently per hour: bends; squats; kneels; twists; turns; and
Frequently per minute: hand, finger and wrist repetition; and
Frequently per hour, exposed to soft voices > 3ft away.
Frequently per hour, exposed to close eye work
Infrequently per shift, may be exposed to Ionizing/nonionizing
radiation exposure including x-ray and microwave - Benefits
Employee Choice Health Plans - 3 plans tailored to fit your
Dental & Vision Plan Options.
Retirement - ARHS offers both pre-tax and post-tax ROTH
contribution with a robust employer match.
Parental Leave - Eligible employees can take two weeks of paid
parental leave anytime during the first six months following the
birth or adoption of a child.
Employee Wellness Program. About ARHS Nestled in the Blue Ridge
Mountains, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System is a family of
two hospitals and multi-specialty physician practices. ARHS is the
leader for healthcare in the High Country, providing high quality,
compassionate healthcare for the mountain region of northwest North
Carolina and northeast Tennessee. At ARHS, we believe in Making
Life Better. Each interaction provides us with an opportunity to
have a positive impact. Click here to see how our team takes pride
in Making Life Better for those we serve. About the Area Big-city
cultural attractions and small-town warmth merge in Boone, NC and
its neighboring communities. Home to Appalachian State University,
the High Country offers an abundance of activities for everyone to
enjoy. Take a ride on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, head to the
slopes for a day of skiing during the winter, or visit the small
village of Blowing Rock, located just ten miles from Boone, and
enjoy fine dining and shopping. There is so much to explore in the
High Country. Come start your adventure today. About Watauga
Medical Center Licensed as a 117-bed regional referral medical
complex, Watauga Medical Center, located in Boone, NC, offers both
primary and secondary acute and specialty care.
We are growing! See the future of Watauga Medical Center here.
Watauga Medical Center has certification by The Joint Commission as
a Primary Stroke Center since 2011. The hospital was recognized by
the American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines® program
and awarded the Silver Plus and Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll
designations for 2019.
Our Cancer Center is recognized as an approved Community Cancer
Care Center by the American College of Surgeon's Committee on
Watauga Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal
of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification since 2018. Appalachian
Regional Healthcare System is committed to equal employment
opportunities to employees and applicants for employment regardless
of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability
status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or
any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Discrimination and harassment of any type is prohibited. Location:
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System · Med_Surg A
Schedule: Full-time, Days or Nights, Varies
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