Trinity Health Critical Care Residency- Open to Graduate Nurses Only in Boise, Idaho

Are you interested in critical care? If you're highly motivated, a self-starter, emotionally mature and able to think critically you may be a great fit for our residency program. We will test you, motivate you, and support you through this exciting journey. We are looking for the candidates with the best aptitude to be the next generation of critical care nurses. Saint Alphonsus has developed Idaho's only critical care residency program which is recognized by the Idaho State Board of Nursing and meets the standards for Department of Labor's registered apprenticeships. All residents receive focused critical care education which includes didactic and hands-on learning philosophies over a 6 month period. Education expands the full spectrum of critical care conditions to include heart failure, sepsis, CRRT, hemodynamic monitoring, neuro-trauma/TBI and vasoactive medications. The teachings also include ethics, resiliency, and simulations. Our goal is to provide the necessary education, experience, and training for our nurses to feel competent when caring and responding to critically ill patients.

*Open to only graduate nurses! **The next residency starts August 19, 2019. *

** Graduate Nurses - You must have a permanent RN license to start the residency.

Application Requirements – due to the competitive nature and limited slots within the residency, candidates must complete the following requirements; otherwise your application is incomplete.

  • Submit an online job application via Workday.
  • Application deadline for graduate nurses is March 3, 2019. Interviews will be March 15th, 2019.
  • Complete a reference request (this will be emailed to you by a recruiter). References must be able to speak to your character, clinical/academic aptitude, and current or past job performances.
  • Unofficial transcripts (for graduate nurses only).
  • Short Essay: The questions will be emailed to you by a recruiter, along with a ranking of the 3 ICU units. This needs to be completed on the document sent- no additional pages.
  • Complete a healthcare source assessment (this will be emailed to you by a recruiter).

**For additional questions contact Renee La Fayette, Nurse Recruiter– 208-367-8655

Skills, Knowledge, Education & Experience:

  • Licensed in the State of Idaho as a Registered Nurse as defined by the Idaho State Board of Nursing is required.
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support for HealthCare Provider (BLS/HCP) certification required.
  • Demonstrated team, analysis, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Intermediate computer skills including medical record keeping.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of people under adverse conditions.

Essential Functions:

  • Meets medical center’s Guiding Behaviors and Caring Standards including interpersonal communication and professional conduct expectations with all co-workers, other departments, and with patients and visitors.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills to competently care for all assigned age groups (Neonate, Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric as applicable).
  • Revenue Management - Ensure the accuracy of documenting services and supplies provided to the patients.
  • Demonstrates compliance with hospital safety policies and procedures.
  • Performs and documents comprehensive physical and psychosocial assessments.
  • Educates patient based on assessment of needs.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates a plan of care based on patient's needs.
  • Communicates patient's current status and plan of care to other caregivers (verbally and in writing).
  • Prepares, gives and evaluates the effectiveness of medications.
  • Demonstrates safe operation of patient care equipment.
  • Advocates for the rights of patients.
  • Provides nursing measures to alleviate or reduce pain.
  • Demonstrates therapeutic communication.
  • Establishes therapeutic and professional boundaries.
  • Integrates knowledge, experience, professional standards and hospital policies into nursing practice.
  • Meets unit specific technical skills.
  • Practices with the rules and regulations defined by the Idaho State Board of Nursing.
  • New graduate nurses are hired on as a Level I with the expectation of advancing to a Level II after successful completion of the first year of employment and accomplishing the specific department criteria and competencies for a Level I RN. Level II must be maintained for the duration of employment with the opportunity to advance on the Professional Development Ladder if criteria are met.
  • New experienced RN hires with one year of experience or more are hired as Level II’s with the expectation that Level II be maintained for the duration of employment with the opportunity to advance on the Professional Development Ladder if appropriate criteria are met.


Job Number: 00124745

Location: Boise, ID

Organization Name: Saint Alphonsus Health System

Facility: SAHS 1055 N Curtis Road

Employment Type: Full time

Hours: 36