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Nurse Per Diem

CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Tacoma, WA posted April 5, 2021.

Overview:Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan have combined our organizations to create Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.

CHI Franciscan’s mission to serve and care for all people, especially those who are vulnerable, and Virginia Mason’s mission to “improve the health and wellbeing of the patients we serve” will not change.

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is fully committed to providing access to care to all patients who need it.

Together we can accelerate our ability to advance quality care in our community, reimagine care delivery in the Puget Sound and shape healthcare nationally as part of CommonSpirit Health.

ResponsibilitiesJob SummaryThis per diem RN job is responsible for providing nursing care to patients admitted to the Interventional Pain Care service operating primarily at St.

Joseph Medical Center and St.

Anthony Hospital.

Additional Essential Job Functions:1.

Performs pain assessment and completes up-to-date medication(s) list.


Applies appropriate interventional techniques to maintain and assure the safety of the patient.


Applies knowledge of pain medications and the nursing implications associated with them.QualificationsEducation/Work Experience* Previous Interventional Radiology/Interventional Pain Management experience, including pain procedural care and assessment; OR* Two years of work experience in an acute care setting (e.g.

Med/Surg).Successful completion of department specific orientation.Job Knowledge/Abilities* Knowledge of spinal anatomy and spinal disease pathophysiology.* Knowledge of protocols and techniques for caring for a patient undergoing cervical/lumbar procedures, including ESI, TFE, facet joints, SI joints, facet ablations, blood patch, hip injections, nerve blocks and discograms.* Knowledge of the impact of chronic pain and associated behavior on the daily life of the patient/caregiver.* Knowledge of pain medications and the nursing implications associated with them.* Knowledge of procedural sedation, including intra
– and post-procedure.* Knowledge of the purpose and techniques relating to fluoroscopy.* Knowledge of IV Start Skills.

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