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Spectrum Health

This is a Full-time position in Twin Lake, MI posted March 18, 2023.

Blodgett Hospital has a variety of opportunities for a Registered Nurse to find a role that meets their personal and professional needs. Apply today to talk with us about what you are looking for in an RN position, we look forward to the opportunity to help you take the next step in your career!

Set within a quiet, beautifully maintained property of mature trees and healing gardens, Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, has a history of providing high quality, compassionate and personalized medical care. Since 1846, Blodgett Hospital has earned a reputation for excellence as a community and teaching hospital. We provide patient-focused inpatient care in 248 private patient rooms and outpatient services for medical, surgical and specialty care, achieving high rates of patient satisfaction.

In addition to competitive wages and sign on incentives, we invest in you by offering:

Various options in medical plans, including dental and vision with family coverage, retirement plans with options, paid time off and holiday pay, employee discount programs, and access to support when needed.

We are committed to hiring and investing in some of the brightest and most talented people in the world, no matter their gender, race, religion or background. Our top-notch teams are comprised of collaborators, leaders and innovators that continue to build on one shared mission statement – to improve health, instill humanity and inspire hope.

Job Summary

Delivers nursing care responsibly and accountably as described professionally by the American Nurses Association (ANA) and legally by the State of Michigan. Demonstrates competency through the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. This includes assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Upholds the standards of professional performance as described by the ANA. This includes ethical practice, culturally congruent practice, communication, collaboration, leadership, education, evidence-based practice and research, quality of practice, professional practice evaluation, resource utilization and environmental health. Strives to achieve optimal outcomes. License, certification and education requirements for this role are based on the unit where they are assigned. Individuals in this role should reference the Specialty RN job description for details related to job requirements. (For example, a New Grad Float RN working on an ICU unit should reference the appropriate RN ICU job description for details).

Essential Functions

  • Administers care to a designated group of patients under direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse.

  • Gives professional nursing care to all patients and their families, by using the delegated, interdependent and independent functions of nursing to maintain the standard of care.

  • Utilizes the nursing process as a means to assess for intervention in all levels of care, in analyzing and evaluating the clinical picture of the patient and as a means for using critical thinking skills in active problem solving. Performs assessment in an ongoing and systematic manner formulating a goal directed plan of care, which is prioritized and utilizes nursing diagnosis in partnership with mentoring Registered Nurse.

  • Implements delegated interdependent and independent direct care activities skillfully based on skills learning and clinical training, assessment findings and evaluation of any previous interventions. Evaluates the care given using the Plan of Care (Standards of Care), revising and deleting problems as needed.

  • Identifies patient learning needs through the assessment process and mutually establishes education goals with the patient/family, looking for the teachable moment, and implementing measures to meet these goals.

  • Establishes priorities in patient care assignments, based on essential patient care needs and availability of unit resources in terms of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.

  • Uses the Plan of Care (Standard of Care) to guide the documentation of the care delivered, demonstrating any necessary revisions for the individual patient. Documents care given using the nursing process and critical thinking skills.

  • Performs efficiently in patient and family emergency situations, following established policies, procedures and protocols. Remain calm, documents events accurately, informs appropriate persons, and seeks ways to decrease risk.

Qualifications

  • Required Associate’s Degree or equivalent Nursing

  • Required Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing must be obtained within 5 years for those who start in this RN role on or after January 1, 2017 – SHGR

  • Required Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing must be obtained within 7 years for those who start in this RN role between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016 – SHGR

  • Successful completion of a competency-based orientation program Required

  • RN License State of Michigan required upon hire

  • BLS within 90 days of hire required

Physical Demands

  • Pallet to Waist (6″ from floor) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 50 lbs
  • Waist to Waist > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 50 lbs
  • Waist to Chest (below shoulder) > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
  • Waist to Overhead > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 5 lbs
  • Bilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 25 lbs
  • Unilateral Carry > 5 lbs: Seldom up to 10 lbs
  • Pushing Force > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 25 lbs
  • Pulling Force > 5 lbs: Occasionally up to 20 lbs
  • Sitting: Occasionally
  • Standing: Frequently
  • Walking: Frequently
  • Forward Bend – Standing: Occasionally
  • Forward Bend – Sitting: Occasionally
  • Trunk Rotation – Standing: Occasionally
  • Trunk Rotation – Sitting: Occasionally
  • Squat: Seldom
  • Stair Climbing: Seldom
  • Crawling / Kneeling: Seldom
  • Reach – Above Shoulder: Seldom
  • Reach – at Shoulder or Below: Occasionally
  • Handling: Occasionally
  • Forceful Grip > 5 lbs: Occasionally
  • Forceful Pinch > 2 lbs: Occasionally
  • Finger/Hand Dexterity: Frequently
  • Visual Acuity ¹
    [None = No; Seldom = Yes]: Seldom

Primary Location

SITE – Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital – 1840 Wealthy St SE- Grand Rapids

Department Name

Employment Type

Full time

Shift

Weekly Scheduled Hours

40

Hours of Work

Days Worked

Weekend Frequency

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Spectrum Health is committed to providing a safe environment for our team members, patients, visitors and community. That is why we require a drug-free workplace and various vaccinations as a requirement for employment.

Spectrum Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.

An interconnected, collaborative culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, is vital to the health of our organization. As a health system, we advocate for equity as we care for our patients, our communities, and each other. From workshops that develop cultural intelligence, to our inclusion resource groups for people to find community and empowerment at work, we are dedicated to ongoing resources that advance our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. We invite those that share in our commitment to join our team.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request assistance in completing the application process by calling 616.486.7447. We are committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.