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Nurse Any Mission Trip in United States
Cross Road Medical Center will show the love of the Lord Jesus Christ through accessible quality health care.
Clinic/Urgent/Emergent care center in rural Alaska
Only medical facility in a 200 mile radius.
Opportunities for volunteer and paid positions.
Cross Road Medical Center has been serving the Copper River Valley in Glennallen, Alaska since 1956. Located on the road system, we are the only medical facility in a 200 square mile area and offer full labratory and x-ray services as well as a pharmacy. We have a great need for nurses, whether you can serve full-time, part-time, or volunteer for a period to relieve the nurses that are full-time, we would love to hear from you. There are many opportunities to serve the people of the Copper River Valley, and many needs.
Due to the difficulties of getting licensing in Alaska, we would prefer volunteers to be willing to stay 1 month or longer.
Please visit our website and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Below is the job description for the registered nurse.
Position Summary: Plans, directs and provides professional nursing care using the team approach and at all times promotes fulfillment of Cross Road Medical Center’s mission statement. Delegates aspects of patient care consistent with team member’s level of preparation. Works with patients, providers, families and other health care providers to ensure coordinated planning focusing on continuity of care. Serves as the point contact for patient information. This position will provide care to patients over the phone, dispatches emergency medical services and provides care to patients in urgent care, x-ray department, observation unit and clinic; supervises coverage in these positions as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assessment: Initial and ongoing observation reflects a knowledge of pathophysiology and the disease process, including physical, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs, cognitive status, safety and equipment.
• Planning: Planning will reflect the identified needs as well as expected outcomes obtained from the patient assessment.
• Intervention/Implementation: Demonstrates effective clinical judgment, and provides appropriate therapeutic interventions. Works with the health care team to provide care for the whole person, including physical, psychosocial and spiritual care.
• Evaluation: Determines effectiveness of interventions, and revises the plan of care based on expected outcomes.
• Professional Practice: Practices in a professional manner and collaborates with other health team members. Participates in continuous quality improvement activities, including audits, peer reviews, policy and procedure revisions and nursing practice improvements. Regularly plans and completes self improvement activities.
• Communication: Communicates in a positive, professional and effective manner with members of the health care team, patients and their families to promote positive patient outcomes and agreeing to support the CRMC Mission Statement.
Education/Experience: Graduate of an accredited/approved school of Nursing. Preferred one year Registered Nurse experience in an acute care hospital with preferred emergency room or critical care background.
• Ability to assess, problem solve, triage effectively, independently, and rapidly
• Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alaska
• Basic (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) upon hire.
• Within one year, course completion will be required for trauma nursing core course (TNCC) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Emergent Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
• Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) is encouraged.
• Reads, writes, and speaks English
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employ