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Registered Nurse RN – Med Surg Medical Surgical


This is a Contract position in Dowagiac, MI posted May 5, 2019.

We Are Hiring RN Med Surg
– Nurse Station 2N
– PRN Night
– Ascension Borgess Lee Hospital
– Dowagiac, MI 7p-730a.

Can also pick up day shifts if want.

Prefer ability to work 1 shift per pay period, or minimum of 2 shifts over 3 pay periods (pay period is 2 weeks).

Why Join Ascension?

Based in Kalamazoo, Borgess provides care for nearly 1 million people annually in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic, vascular and bariatric services, among others.

We are one of the region’s largest health systems and employers and have been serving as part of Ascension since 1999.

What You Will Do As an Associate with Ascension Borgess Lee Hospital, you will have the opportunity to provide direct nursing care to medical-surgical patients in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.

Responsibilities: Implements and monitors patient care plans.

Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.

Serves as a primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.

Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.

Assesses and coordinates patient’s discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.

Recognizes that each patient is a unique individual and has the right to quality nursing care that ensures mutual goal setting between the Registered Nurse and the patient and that the patient’s rights and privacy are protected.

Recognizes personal, interpersonal, and social systems, the nursing process facilitates the promotion, maintenance and restoration of an individual’s optimal health, incorporating knowledge of growth and development through the life span.

The scope of nursing practice includes the teaching, direction, and supervision of less skilled personnel in the performance of delegated nursing activities.

Delegates the acts, tasks or functions and bears the responsibility for the acts, tasks, or functions within the scope of delegation.

The practice of professional nursing is the systematic application of specialized knowledge and skill, derived from the biological, physical, and behavioral sciences to the care, treatment, counsel and health teaching of individuals who are experiencing changes in normal health processes or who require assistance in the maintenance of health and the prevention of management of illness, injury or disability and demonstrates this through the application of the Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice and Standards of Professional Performance defined by the American Nurses Association.

Accountable to the ethical and professional standards as defined in the ANA Code for Nurses, the ANA Nursing’s Social Policy Statement, the State of Michigan Public Health Code, and the ANA and Specialty Nursing Standards of Clinical Practice.

Accountable to the standards set by Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital as defined in the Administrative, Patient Care and Biosafety Policy and Procedure Manuals.

Accountable to adhering to the standards set by regulatory agencies such as but not limited to the Joint Commission (TJC), Conditions of Participation of Healthcare Finance Administration (HCFA), and Michigan Occupational Health and Safety (MOSHA).

Good organizational ability.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.

Conflict management skills required.

Good critical thinking and problem solving skills required.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.

It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration: Required Credential(s): Advanced Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 6 Months (180 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

Finger Printing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.

Licensed Registered Nurse obtained within 3 Months (90 days) of hire date or job transfer date.

Education: Graduate of a School of Nursing required at start date.

Equal Employment Opportunity Borgess Health is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the nondiscrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran or marital status.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application.

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Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.