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Registered Nurse (RN) - Medical Care Unit

Company: 0137-Northwest Health Porter
Location: Cedar Lake
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

**$15,000 SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE**

This is a full-time, overnight position in a 27-bed Medical Care unit.

Evaluates assigned patients and plans, implements and documents nursing care. Assists physicians during examinations and procedures. Performs various patient tests and administers medications within the scope of practice of the registered nurse. Promotes patients' independence by establishing patient care goals and teaching patients and families to understand conditions, medications, and self-care skills. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Requires an associate's degree and is certified as a registered nurse. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.

Who are we?

Northwest Health - Porter includes two hospital campuses as well as outpatient facilities serving Northwest Indiana. We endeavor to provide you and your family appropriate and safe care in a friendly, welcoming environment.

As a healthcare provider committed to quality and compassionate care, Northwest Health - Porter emphasizes patient experience, quality outcomes and respect for the dignity and comfort of our patients and their visiting family members.

Why should you join us?

Porter has won numerous awards including the Heart Failure – Gold Plus and Stroke Treatment Silver awards by the American Heart Association. For continuing education, local colleges and universities such as Purdue, Indiana University, Valparaiso and more are easily accessible.

Employment Requirements:

- Successful completion of drug screen

- Employment background check

Porter Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, disability, veteran status or national origin.

Local Area:

Porter County is approximately 45 miles from Chicago and 45 minutes from South Bend and the University of Notre Dame. School systems in Porter County continue to exceed state and national norms and have been named “Best Buy” school corporations by the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce. Just a short drive away, Indiana Dunes offers hiking trails and the beach. 

Education: 

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN/ASN) required, BSN preferred.

Licensure & Certification: 

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana.
  • BLS certification must be maintained while in this position
  • ACLS certification within 12 months of hire, must be maintained while in this position

Experience: 

  • 1 year of hospital experience preferred

 

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Keywords: 0137-Northwest Health Porter, Hammond , Registered Nurse (RN) - Medical Care Unit, Other , Cedar Lake, Indiana

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