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Providence Health & Services RN - Community Based in Olympia, Washington


Providence is calling for an RN - Community Based (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Community Care Center at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA.

Apply today! Applicants that will meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

The community/outreach RN is based out of the Providence community care center and works in partnership with the City of Olympia's Crisis Response Unit (CRU) to meet the intertwined medical and behavioral health needs of street dependent individuals in crisis.

In this position you will:

  • Demonstrates responsibility for ongoing patient assessment:

  • Within the framework of established plan of care determines the extent and frequency of assessment.

  • Independently, collects and documents routine assessment data used to modify and adjust plans of care.

  • Communicates relevant assessment data to RN and/or Provider.

  • Collects and processes specimens to include blood samples, urine, feces, wound cultures and sputum samples:

  • Collects samples using hospital standard policies and procedures for phlebotomy through peripheral venous access. Labels accurately, transports samples in a timely manner and reports problems and concerns to the Nurse. Utilizes bar code scanning process as appropriate.

  • Completes point of care testing and quality checks (i.e. urine dip, glucometer, beta HCG) following standard policies and procedures.

  • Participates in planning for psychiatric emergencies: de-escalation, risk assessment, triage

  • Maintains records of continuing education.

  • Seeks opportunities to promote improved patient care through participating in clinical process improvement projects.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to specific issues and data reflective of the patient’s status.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the primary population of patients served in the department


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current Washington State Licensure as a Registered Nurse.

  • Completion of an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Class (ACLS) is required within 6 months of hire.

  • Participation in a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class is required within 12 months of hire and throughout employment as a Registered Nurse.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

Preferred qualification for this position include:

  • Experience working with unhoused individuals experiencing mental health and/or SUD challenges

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital. Located in Olympia, WA, St. Peter offers comprehensive rehabilitation, medical, surgical and behavioral health services. We have been ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals and as one of 10 premier healthcare employers in the nation and have recently achieved the coveted Magnet®" recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center®. Our hospital rests on a 173-acre campus, much of which includes natural forest and preserved wetlands that maintain a healing environment for patients and staff.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinic/Ambulatory Care Nursing

Location: Washington-Olympia

Req ID: 299690