St. Luke's Hospital

Staff Nurse-Day Surgery

Duluth, MN
Aug 09, 2017

01 Day Surgery Department



.60, M-F, D/E, Req #17250

Contact Information:

  • Contact: St. Luke's Hospital of Duluth Human Resources
  • Tel: 218-249-5387
  • Fax: 218-249-6094
  • Email:
  • Address: 915 E. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55805  Duluth,  MN  55805

Job Details:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • BLS certification required
  • MN RN licensure prior to start
  • One (1) year recent acute care nursing experience required.
      The Staff Nurse applies and demonstrates knowledge of the delivery of professional nursing care, including all aspects of practice, as defined by the MN Board of Nursing and reinforced in St. Lukes policies. Plans, delegates to, and organizes nursing personnel. Manages and coordinates information between patient, family and healthcare team members; provides for education of patients families and staff and evaluates outcomes.
      Education: Graduate of accredited school of nursing. Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of recent acute care nursing experience. Successful completion of EKG course and assigned critical care modules within one (1) year of employment. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current license in Minnesota to practice as Registered Nurse. ACLS certification upon hire or successful completion of ECG modules during orientation and ACLS certification within six (6) months of hire. PEARS certification within one (1) year of hire - PALS certification will meet this requirement. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or Military Training Network.
      Education: N/A Experience: Recent perianesthesia or critical care nursing experience. Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A
      Knowledge of current principles and techniques of nursing practice; the practical application of nursing process and physical assessment; transcription of physician orders, admission requirements and procedures; pre-surgical medical and anesthesia requirements; patient assessment and ability to appropriately make physician referral decisions; St. Lukes surgical services and routines; ability to communicate with people in a courteous, tactful manner. Ability to cope with interruptions. Ability to understand and accurately follow complex written and oral communications. Ability to maintain good working relationships with others, coordinate admission orders and diagnostic schedules in timely manner, legible handwriting, READING - Advanced: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints. WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures. SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
        Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking; lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. Ability to see, hear, stand, bend, kneel, walk and lift up to fifty (50) pounds. Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 - 8 hours) Walk - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Sit - Frequently1/3 to 2/3(2.5 - 5.5 hours) Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Reach with hands and arms - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Bending-repetitive forward - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Talk or hear - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours)
        Up to 10 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Up to 25 pounds - ContinuouslyOver 2/3(5.5 - 8 hours) Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 - 5.5 hours) Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
        Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
        Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases; contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances; exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness); subject to varying and unpredictable situations; handles emergency or crisis situations; may perform emergency care; occasionally subjected to irregular hours; occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries. Occasional Exposure to Laser Vision / Vision Screening.

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