RN - Temporary, Medical/Surgical. Ketchikan:

Ketchikan Alaska

PeaceHealth is seeking a RN - Temporary, Medical/Surgical. Ketchikan for a 0.9 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Variable shift with shift durations of 12 Hours.

Req ID: 158372 


Join us for 13 weeks in Ketchikan!

Seeking a Temporary Med/Surg RN for our Community Hospital in Alaska.



Provides professional nursing direct patient care in compliance with professional practice and unit standards.  Promotes a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach towards patients, families and all members of the care delivery team.



  1. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care needs.
  2. Documents patient care in the healthcare record according to established standards.
  3. Directs and delegates care to other team members in accordance with their education, credentials, and demonstrated competence.
  4. Ensures own professional effectiveness through education and professional development.
  5. Participates in the development of and maintains established hospital policies, procedures and objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection prevention program.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing required.
  • BSN preferred. 
  • Specialty certification preferred.



  • A minimum of 1 year clinical experience as a Staff Nurse or will orient to point of competency.



  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing at date of hire. 
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support)/CPR certification required at date of hire.
  • Telemetry required within 90 days of hire.
  • ACLS preferred.



  • Demonstrated ability to promote positive interpersonal relationships and patient/family centered work environment.
  • Able to support and interpret medical center philosophy, policy and procedures.
  • Basic computer skills.



  • Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.  
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.      
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.  Requires the use of a Powered Air Purifying System (PAPR).             
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate or pay close attention to detail for more than 66% of the work time.


There may be more than one opening on this posting.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.  


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Ketchikan community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.


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Location: Ketchikan, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (301)
Job Category:  Nursing 
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: 12 Hours
FTE: 0.9
Work Type:  Temporary
Hourly compensation starts at: $31.54, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Alaska


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Ketchikan || Nursing || Medical/Surgical Nursing || Temporary || ROUTINE NURSING SVCS

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