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Coeur D'Alene, ID


Hiring Company

Kootenai Health

Positions Available

Full Time

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Position Description

Kootenai Health is looking for both experienced operating room nurses, as well as, nurses new to the operating room environment. The ideal candidate is passionate about procedural nursing, with a focus on quality care and patient safety. Kootenai Health invests in both experienced and non-experienced nurses by including training for the scrub role in orientation. Nurses new to the operating room enjoy a six month AORN Periop 101 co-hort training period to ensure a strong foundation for both circulating and scrubbing. Areas for further advancement include Resource Specialist, Clinical Coordinator and CVOR/Vascular roles.

Kootenai Health’s mission is to serve its community by keeping Idaho patients in Idaho. By increasing services offered in conjunction with the population growth in Kootenai County, surgical volumes have grown year over year and this growth is anticipated to continue. As a Level II Trauma Center, staff are on site 24/7 which allows for shifts that will fit most any work life balance need. With the continued increase in complexity of the procedures supported, the department is moving towards a staffing model that supports a 3:1 ratio between staff and operating rooms. This increase in staffing numbers will decrease the burden of call, provide the ability to focus on a particular specialty and serve in the first assist role if you are certified.  Kootenai Health offers a modern, state-of-the-art facility that supports a wide range of surgical specialties. Our facility recently expanded to increase our number of operating rooms to eleven (11) – 2 CVORS, 1 hybrid OR and 8 general operating rooms. We utilize the da Vinci® System for our robotic program that supports procedures in urology, thoracic, general and gynecology specialties with two Xi platforms.

Surgical Specialties

  • Orthopedics- Total Joints 
  • Cardiovascular
  • ENT 
  • Neuro 
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Robotics 
  • Plastic 
  • Spine 
  • Vascular

Requirements & Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A graduate of a nationally accredited Nursing program. All non-BSN RNs hired at Kootenai Health are required to be enrolled in a baccalaureate (or higher) degree program in nursing upon hire, and show evidence of enrollment prior to their start date with a mandatory completion date within two years of hire.
  2. State of Idaho Registered Nurse or licensure pending as documented by temporary licensure OR current RN licensure from a state participating in the "multistate privilege to practice" compact with Idaho
  3. 2 or more years' experience in main Operating Room
  4. ACLS required
  5. BLS Required. Current AHA Healthcare provider, American Red Cross, AHA Health Saver or Kootenai Health BLS within 60 days of hire (provided)
  6. CNOR preferred
  7. Robotic training preferred

Why Kootenai Health?

Kootenai Health has a solid reputation in the Pacific Northwest and has a rich history that spans nearly 60 years of innovation, achievements, and benchmarks in healthcare. Providing a comprehensive range of medical services, our main campus is located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and includes a 330-bed community-owned Level II Trauma hospital. We have been recognized among large employers as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine, and are regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to our community.

Employer Highlights:

  • 3 Time Magnet Designated since 2006 – This designation is nursing's top honor, accepted nationally as the gold standard in nursing excellence. Kootenai was the first hospital in the Inland Northwest to receive this designation and the second in Idaho.
  • Member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network – In 2014 Kootenai Health became the 30th member, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. Kootenai Health is the first health care organization in the Pacific Northwest to be selected as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and, like all network members, will remain locally-owned and independent health care provider.
  • Most Wired / Wireless Hospital, Hospital & Health Networks – Kootenai is consistently named one of the 100 Most Wired hospitals in the country. In this same survey, Kootenai also earned a spot on the list of Top 25 Most Wireless hospital.
  • 3 Time Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner – Kootenai Health has been recognized as one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world!
  • Employer Benefits:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits! 100% employer-paid health insurance premiums for full-time employees. Dependent coverage is available at an additional cost.
  • A tuition assistance program! If you want to further your education, we’ll help you pay for it!
  • Looking forward to retirement? We’ll help you with that! We offer a 457 retirement plan through Fidelity with a match of 3-6% based on years of service and defined contribution account which puts 2% of your annual income into a retirement account for you.
  • Competitive wages and annual increases!
  • An award winning and incentive-driven wellness program!
  • Employee reward, recognition, and retention programs!
  • Professional development and leadership training opportunities!
  • And much more!

Please reach out to Morgan Biddle with questions at 208-625-4053.

Have you considered a career at Kootenai Health? Maybe you should!

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Kootenai Health complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sex. Kootenai Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sex.

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