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Turtle Lake, North Dakota

CHI St. Alexius Turtle Lake


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  • Employment Type: PRN
  • Department: Medical / Surgical Acute
  • Hours/Pay Period: .01

The posted compensation range of $28.82 - $40.70 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-353207 Employment Type PRN Hours/Pay Period .01 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule Sunday - Saturday Remote No Category Staff Nurse

Job Details


Since inception, CHI St. Alexius Health Turtle Lake has been dedicated to serving the residents of Turtle Lake, ND and the surrounding rural communities. CHI St. Alexius Health includes the Turtle Lake Hospital, Turtle Lake and Washburn Family Clinics. CHI St. Alexius Health Turtle Lake includes services of a 26-bed facility, a rural health clinic, and an emergency department that is available 24 hours a day. We offer many outpatient services, including physical therapy, radiology services, laboratory services, cardiac rehabilitation, and IV treatments.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:   Works under the supervision of the Director of Nursing.  The Registered Nurse plans, oversees and evaluates patient care utilizing the Nursing Process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) while maintaining the standards of State Nurse Practice Act, and facility policy and procedure, and the Mission and Philosophy of Community Memorial Hospital.  


  • Admissions: Notifies Business Office of an admission as soon as possible; Medical Providers orders completed accurately within 1.5 hours of admission; Informs Med. Nurse and Pharmacy of admission and medication requirements; Patient assessment completed within 1 hour of admission; Kardex completed and chart assembled accurately within 2 hours of admission; Notify appropriate department for needed treatment within 1 hour, (physical therapy, lab, x-ray).
  • Care Plans: Develop care plans on admission; Changes in patient conditions and care are updated on care plans; Level of care updated on care plans; Gives report to oncoming staff to assure continuation of care. 
  • Assessments: Assessments performed on admission on all levels of care; Assessments performed every shift for acute patient; Assessments performed on swing bed patient per protocol; Assessments performed when notified of a change in patient condition by any member of the nursing staff; Notifies provider of changes in patient’s condition; Informs family members or POA of any changes in patient’s condition.
  • Medication Dispense: Pharmacy notified of new admits and changes in med orders; Dispenses oral, IV, SQ and IM medications according to orders and charted accordingly; Inhalation Therapy given according to orders and charted accordingly; Medication errors avoided but reported immediately when discovered; Assists Med. Nurses as needed; Narcotics Log accurately completed according to protocol. 
  • Discharges or change in level of care: Changes in patient level of care status is reported to Business Office and Social Services via voice mail as soon as possible or end of business day; Patient notified 48 hours prior when change in level of care planned and appropriate paperwork completed; Pharmacy notified of change in patient care level or discharge; Upon discharge, orders explained to patient or appropriate caregiver and follow-up appointments and prescriptions arrangements made if necessary.
  • Treatment/Emergency Room Care: Follows protocols when caring for outpatient; Performs primary assessment on all patients and notifies on-call provider with 20 minutes; Repeats assessments after treatment or every 20 min; Gathers updated admission information regarding insurance and biographical information; Calls in additional help when needed especially relating to code blue or trauma codes; Completes appropriate charting and completes transfer paperwork, when necessary.
  • Skills: Establishes Intravenous sites utilizing aseptic technique with a success rate of 80%; Places urinary catheter utilizing sterile technique with 90% success rate; Places nasogastric tube as ordered and performs airway suction with success; Maintains Gastric tube feeding sites according to protocol; Dressing changes performed according to medical provider orders.
  • Paperwork: Document on acute patient per shift and as needed; Document on swing bed patients per protocol or any changes in patient condition; Updates patient Kardex as necessary; Performs outdates checks and equipment checks according to schedule and documents.
  • Infection Control: Records in infection control log any incidents of infectious condition on any patients; Notifies nursing staff of isolation needs and assures appropriate personal protection equipment made available.
  • Education and staff relationship: Gathers a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education; Brings to nursing staff information received from outside workshops; Encouraged to participate in additional education opportunities including PALS, TNCC etc; Supports nursing committees such as ER committee, trauma committee, fall committee, care conference, infection control, etc; Communicates with other members of shift nursing staff as well as other departments.


Education:  Nursing degree from an approved school of nursing.

Licensure:  License to practice professional nursing in the state of North Dakota.  (Licensed to practice registered nursing in the state of ND or in a compact state.  Graduate Nurse (G.N.) must practice under the supervision of a registered nurse while the work authorization to practice is valid.)

Nursing excellence starts with you.

Are you a career fit with our CommonSpirit Health culture? To understand how we are structured, we believe in some core philosophies with the following:

We will be stronger together, achieving excellence in all we do, collaborating across the fields and growing our collective knowledge.

We will let humankindness guide us as we treat every person with holistic, personalized care for the body, mind and spirit.

We will advance the science and art of nursing as innovative leaders who demonstrate the power of evidence-based, compassionate care. If you believe in working together with humankindness for all to advance the science and art of nursing - then you have found your career fit with us!

“Our hope is that you will always feel inspired, knowing you truly are the heart and soul of CommonSpirit.”

– Kathleen D. Sanford, EVP, Chief Nursing Officer

Your Potential Career Path

This is a snapshot of your potential career path highlights the series of job positions that help you progress towards your goals and objectives. Ultimately, your career path depends on your career values and personal goals.

Student Nurse New Grad Nurse Staff Nurse Educator Mangers/Directors CNE Charge Nurses/ Supervisors Nurse Practitioner Student Nurse New Grad Nurse Staff Nurse Educator Charge Nurses/ Supervisors Nurse Practitioner Mangers/Directors CNE

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

Success Profile

What makes a successful RN at CHI St. Alexius Turtle Lake?

  • Compassionate
  • Trustworthy
  • Proactive
  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Balanced

Our Total Reward Offerings

At CommonSpirit Health, we believe investing in our employees lets them know they truly matter. Your Total Rewards package includes compensation, benefits, retirement, wellness, leave, and other programs.

  • Pay and Recognition

  • Balanced Life

  • Well-Being

  • Professional Growth

  • Financial Future

  • Dependent Care

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.