Registered Nurse I, Acute Care Birthing Center

Bassett Healthcare Network
Cooperstown, North Dakota
Closing date
Sep 25, 2023

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Labor and Delivery
Position Type
Full Time
Work Setting
Birthing Center, Hospital / Medical Center

Are you looking to make a difference by improving the health of our patients? Here you will find an innovative culture that is patient-focused and dedicated to making a difference. We are committed to helping the population we serve, and our communities, achieve optimum health and enjoy the best quality of life possible. Recently named a Forbes America's Best-In-State Employer 2022!


  • The Registered Nurse, Acute Care assesses, plans, delivers, coordinates, integrates, and evaluates nursing care related to patient needs.
  • As a Registered Nurse, Acute Care, you will contribute to the support of patients through interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • The Registered Nurse I status and job description is only appropriate for a new nurse in the first year of practice, as support from others in incorporated into this role as an expectation.
  • The Registered Nurse is expected to complete the requirements of the Nurse Residency program and complete the application and credentialing process for successful advancement to Registered Nurse II by 12-15 months after hire.
  • The Registered Nurses II through IV are accountable to assure that the care provided is consistent with applicable standards, regulations, statutes and state, federal law.
  • Registered Nurses II and IV serve as a resource for other staff and clinicians as required
  • The Registered Nurse IV provides leadership to department staff, serving as a resource and mentor.
  • The Registered Nurse IV contributes to the body of professional nursing practice through participation in research, committee work, and professional organizations, internal and external.


Bassett Healthcare Network follows the New York State and New York State Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine mandates for healthcare workers. This mandate requires COVID-19 vaccinations for personnel working for or on behalf of our hospitals and nursing homes. The New York State mandate allows for medical exemptions and religious accommodations, when appropriate. All candidates who accept an offer from Bassett Healthcare Network will be required to show proof of vaccination as required by New York State.

  • Bachelor's degree required (experience may be substituted for degree as stated below)
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred
  • Master's degree in Nursing preferred


With no degree:
  • 5 years of RN experience required
  • 3 years of above RN experience must be within relevant practice field

With Bachelor's degree (Non-nursing):
  • 5 years of RN experience required
  • 3 years of above RN experience must be within relevant practice field

With BSN or MSN:
  • 5 years of RN experience required
  • 2 years of above RN experience must be within relevant practice field
  • Previous experience as a charge nurse/leadership role preferred

  • Current NYS RN licensure
  • BLS certification preferred
  • Certification in area of practice required (this requirement is waived for candidates with BSN or MSN)

  • Ability to assess patient status and take appropriate action is required
  • Demonstrates competency in required nursing skills relevant to area of practice
  • Ability to multi-task effectively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to function in charge nurse or leadership capacity as determined by practice arena
  • Ability to precept and mentor other staff members

Physical Requirements:
  • Walking, standing, squatting and kneeling required throughout the shift
  • Ability to lift and position patients required
  • Category I risk exposure as defined by OSHA
  • Must be able to identify and differentiate colors

Our commitment to our employees includes benefit programs that are designed to meet the various needs across our employee population.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off, including vacations and holidays
  • Life insurance and disability protection
  • Retirement benefits and more…

Throughout our network, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we offer. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through employee contributions. Specific benefit offerings may vary by location and/or position.

EEO Statement

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related condition), age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other status protected by law.

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