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RN - Early Hire - Med/Surg, Ortho OR Neuro (0.9 FTE)

Job ID: R018403

Fargo, North Dakota

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"I’m motivated knowing that my role as a RN can make a positive impact in the lives of our patients whether it is a face-to-face visit, phone call or MyHealth message. We are empowered to provide a level of care for our patients that I would personally want to receive."

Kelly K.
Registered Nurse- Family Practice
Proctor, MN

"Essentia Health focuses on education and pushing an individual to be the best employee they can be. They are always looking for ways to improve patient care through new equipment, procedures, techniques, etc., and it is shown every day with patient satisfaction."

Anthony B.
Registered Nurse- Orthopedics/Urology
Duluth, MN

"We promote open communication and transparency throughout the nursing units. Our leadership is honest and has an open door to listen to any concerns staff may have. We work together as a team and help each other out."

Shana M.
Registered Nurse- Med/Surg
Fargo, ND

"At Essentia, you’re not just another employee— you’re an individual with a family, hobbies and professional career. Essentia’s healthcare team truly provides care “Like Nowhere Else”, whether it be for patients or employees."

Liz T.
Registered Nurse- Med/Surg
Brainerd, MN


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Job ID R018403
Building Location
32nd Avenue Building
13181 Med/Surg 5th Floor
Job Description
Medical/Surgical, Neuro: Provides care to neurological patients that have had spine or back surgery, as well as stroke victims. Typical surgeries and diagnosis cared for on this unit include strokes, laminectomy, cervical surgery, hysterectomies, jaw surgeries, laparoscopic appendectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia repairs, and urology surgeries. Medical/Surgical, Ortho: Provides care to patients with bone fractures, degenerative diseases, joint replacement surgery and various other conditions that affect the bones and muscles. Surguries and diagnosis cared for on this unit could include total hip and knee surgeries, shoulder surgeries, fractures, pneumonia, COPD, small bowel obstructions, influenza, GI bleed, and end of life care Responsible for organizing and providing care to patients through the process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation. Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel based upon their licensure, preparation, and job descriptions. Contributes to the meeting of the mission and goals of the facility and Essentia, and meets the requirements of the Joint Commission if applicable and/or other federal, state, and local regulatory or accrediting agencies.
Education Qualifications

This is an Registered Nurse - Early Hire position geared towards Spring 2020 graduates! No experience or internships are required for this position.

This position is eligible for the Essentia Health Nursing Career Ladder. The Nursing Career Ladder was a tool developed to recognize professional development & guide nurses in attaining their career goals. Earn points on our Career Ladder to elevate yourself and earn compensation adders!

Licensure/Certification Qualifications

Current nursing licensure in state(s) of employment
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification or ability to become certified within 1 month from date of hire.

Shift Rotation
Day/Night Rotation
Shift Start Time
Shift End Time
Weekend & Holiday Rotation
Call Obligation

Effective December 1, 2019: Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer assessment, including a urine drug screen, immunization review, and background check. Essentia Health is committed to maintaining a work environment free from the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol.

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