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RN Resident Medical Surgical (Full-Time, Variable)

companySt. Charles Health System
locationRedmond, OR 97756, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

RN Resident Cohort Begins on 03/18/24

Eligible for in-state or out of state relocation bonus, amount based on location.
*Bonuses are available to external applicants only and are subject to all applicable tax withholdings.

A resident nurse is a registered nurse whose clinical experience after graduation is less than twelve (12) months. A resident nurse shall be hired for a specific unit and assigned a designated preceptor. It is an expectation that the period of residency will be a total of twelve (12) months with three (3) of those months actively working with a preceptor. At the successful completion of the first three (3) months of residency, the Resident will apply to open Full-Time RN position(s) on their home unit. The resident nurse will not be eligible for transfer to a different unit or change FTE for a period of nine (9) months from the beginning of the residency. Applicants who are accepted into the RN Resident program will be asked to commit to working at St. Charles Health System for at least two years.



TITLE: Registered Nurse Resident

REPORTS TO POSITION: Nurse Manager in collaboration with Residency Program Director

DEPARTMENT: Acute Care Services and Clinical Practice & Professional Development


OUR VISION: Creating America's healthiest community, together

OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value

OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Registered Nurse Resident position provides a transition between nursing school and bedside nursing in an acute care setting. The residency is a planned and comprehensive period during which RNs can acquire the knowledge and skills to deliver safe, quality care in the clinical setting. It is intended to fill the gap between practice expectations taught in school and the actual requirements of practicing nurses. Residents receive classroom instruction, skills and simulation labs, and debriefing and mentoring sessions. The preceptorship provides for clinical experience under the supervision of an experienced RN Preceptor. After successful completion of this Residency period, will have an opportunity to apply for available positions within St. Charles Health System.

The Registered Nurse Resident, will provide specific care to assigned patient(s) throughout the shift, as required under the scope of the RN licensure and under the direction of a RN preceptor.

Attends and actively participates throughout all aspects of the residency program including but not limited to didactic, skills lab, clinical shifts, discussion groups.

Participates regularly in debriefing and mentoring sessions.

Maintains and demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of nursing principles, practices, standards, and techniques and applies this knowledge in accordance with St. Charles Health System policies and work instructions and within laws and regulations governing nursing practice in the State of Oregon.

Assesses the patient's condition and needs using critical thinking and clinical judgment: sets outcomes; implements appropriate nursing actions and collaborates with other disciplines to meet the patient's/family's physical, emotional, spiritual, ethical, social, and intellectual needs; and evaluates patient's progress.

Demonstrates awareness of and supports St. Charles Health System's departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.

Participates in activities that promote professional growth and development of self and others.

Communicates (both written and orally) effectively and maintains professional relationships with caregivers, medical staff, patients, and guests.

Begins to identify work-related problems with possible solutions and implements solution(s) (within scope of practice), when appropriate.

Actively participates in the management of the patient's experience by clarifying, integrating, and coordinating the roles of the interdisciplinary team.

Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.

Participates in creating intentional relationships and demonstrates focus attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.

Provides a therapeutic presence in service to others by purposefully responding to the needs of patients in a caring way, including introducing oneself and explaining role in patient's care, asking the patient his or her preferred name, sitting with the patient to determine his or her care goals, active listening, and communicating effectively and appropriately through touch, eye contact, etc.

Documents all patient care with proficiency in compliance with hospital policies, procedures and regulatory agencies.

Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately in accordance with St. Charles Health System policies and procedures for medication administration.

Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.

Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization's corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.

Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.

Develops cultural competence and provides appropriate care to patients and family members who belong to diverse cultural backgrounds.

May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.


Required: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing within the last 12 months. Successful completion of St. Charles Health System residency within 12 months of placement.

Preferred: BSN


Required: Current Oregon RN license.

AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification.
Ability to travel to all St. Charles Health System worksites.

Preferred: N/A


Required: Less than 1 year of RN experience.

Preferred: Previous healthcare experience.


Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.


Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, keyboard operation, use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level. Frequently (50%): Sitting, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-25 pounds. The use and operation of a motor vehicle for Home Health and Wound Caregivers. Occasionally (25%): Bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, grasping/squeezing, ability to hear whispered speech level. Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs. Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area), operation of a motor vehicle. Exposure to Elemental Factors Rarely (10%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution. Never (0%): Heat, cold, noise, dust, vibration, uneven surface. Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category Risk for Exposure to BBP

Schedule Weekly Hours:

Caregiver Type:

Variable (United States of America)

Is Exempt Position?

Job Family:
Residents and Trainees

Scheduled Days of the Week:
Variable; includes every other weekend and holidays

Shift Start & End Time:

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