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Main Campus - Post Falls, ID
HR Department


Northwest Specialty Hospital has launched a robust Nurse Residency Program!


This cohort, we will have full-time or part-time positions available in the Operating Room and our Post Surgical/Inpatient Unit! We anticipate this cohort starting in February (pending board issuing nursing licenses)


The Nurse Resident works under the direct supervision of an experienced RN preceptor. The nurse resident is a licensed RN and is provided a variety of additional opportunities in which to strengthen their knowledge and skill in the practice of nursing through a work-learn environment.


The Nurse Residency Program at Northwest Specialty Hospital is a 12-month program designed to support recent nursing graduates as they transition into their first nursing role. The Nurse Residency Program will provide education, support, and guidance to new nurses as they begin their careers in NWSH. Over the course of a year, you will be provided with extensive clinical orientation, specialty skill development, and professional development. Northwest Specialty Hospital is committed to providing Nurse Residents with the training, mentoring, and experience needed for a successful lifelong career in nursing. The program consists of a series of work and learning experiences that emphasize and develop the clinical skills necessary for the advanced beginner nurse to become a successful part of the interprofessional health care team.


As a New Graduate at Northwest Specialty Hospital, you will be hired into a robust and customized Nurse Residency Program. You can apply for the residency program prior to graduating and all applications will be accepted and reviewed for eligibility. Candidates who meet eligibility will be considered for interviews prior to passing NCLEX. Candidates selected for hire will have a start date pending successful completion of the NCLEX and issuing of Idaho Nursing License.


Qualifications and Preferred Experience:


  • Current licensure in the State of Idaho
  • Must have active BLS
  • ACLS certification within six months of employment (NWSH will provide)
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written English communications for safe and effective patient care and to meet documentation standards.
  • Is aware of professional nursing standards and performs in accordance with them.
  • Less than 6 months of nursing experience.


About the departments participating in this cohort:


Post Surgical/Inpatient Unit:

Our Post Surgical/Inpatient Unit is a fast paced environment where nurses care for a variety of post-surgical patients. The unit is 32 beds and the typical patient to nurse ratio is 4:1, but can vary based on department needs. Nurse on this unit will utilize the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation to direct or provide nursing care. Individuals in this role perform such duties as delegating nursing assignments, preparing schedules, overseeing admissions and discharges, and monitoring and ordering medicines and supplies.


Operating Room:

Our hospital has 8 operating rooms, 3 procedure rooms, and 32 inpatient beds. We perform surgeries in a variety of specialties such as Ortho, Spine, Gynecological, ENT, Plastics, Digestive, Bariatric, and General Surgery. Our surgery schedule generally runs Monday-Friday and call for our OR staff is minimal. The Circulator RN will be responsible for assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all surgical patients. The OR Circulator RN will assess and anticipate the needs of surgeons, manage operating room suites in accordance with AORN guidelines in regards to patient safety, properly conduct documentation, and high provide quality patient care. This position requires strong OR knowledge and skills to serve as a supportive member of the surgical services team.


About Northwest Specialty Hospital:

Northwest Specialty Hospital is widely known for being a center of excellence and is proudly owned and operated by local physicians. The physicians have invested personally, professionally and financially in the care of the patients and the staff. They have dedicated their lives to creating a hospital that allows them to practice on their own terms and do what’s best for patients. Northwest Specialty Hospital includes 8 operating rooms and 32 inpatient beds, along with a variety of clinics and services throughout Kootenai County, that span across multiple specialties.

Northwest Specialty Hospital has earned numerous awards for patient care, surgical skill, medical care, and employee satisfaction. Northwest Specialty Hospital has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in the Inland Northwest for seven consecutive years!! Companies throughout Washington and Idaho were selected based on employee feedback about benefits, work environment, job satisfaction, and other factors. We continue to receive this distinguished honor based on our great company culture, patient focused approach, and robust benefits package!


Some of our amazing perks and benefits offered to employees are:


  • Company-sponsored events such as Silverwood Days, sporting events, BBQs and holiday parties
  • Comprehensive health care coverage with options for Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Growth opportunities, ongoing education, training, leadership courses
  • A generous 401K retirement plan
  • A variety of discounts throughout the hospital and community are available to employees
  • Wellness benefits offered to staff such as: weight loss challenge, access to a dietitian, and discount gym memberships
  • Culture that promotes and supports work/life balance


**Northwest Specialty Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.**