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RegisteredNurse/ RN - Emergency Department Observation (Med/Surg Tele) Full-Time, Nights, (2F/G)

Job Title
RegisteredNurse/ RN - Emergency Department Observation (Med/Surg Tele) Full-Time, Nights, (2F/G)
Job ID
Lexington,  KY 40503
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Job Summary:
The Registered Nurse implements professional nursing practice centered on the patient as a whole person and the creation of a caring environment focused on healing and wellness. S/he honors patients’ mind, body and spirit by respecting human dignity and the uniqueness of each individual. Nursing practices are based on evidence and current research as well as hospital and department policies and procedures, regulatory standards and professional guidelines. Clinical decision-making incorporates all four phases of the nursing process, critical thinking and creativity. Nursing excellence is promoted through helping relationships among nursing staff and across other disciplines. The Registered Nurse is an exemplar for compassion, acceptance, respect and empathy honoring nursing as a distinct discipline and supporting an environment focused on healing and wellness.


  • Current RN licensure or work permit in Kentucky
  • Bachelors Degree in Nursing. In lieu of a Bachelors Degree an Associates degree in Nursing will be acceptable for initial hire with the understanding that the individual must be enrolled within 12 months in a Bachelors Degree program and must have achieved the degree within 5 years.
  • Basic Life Support
  • ACLS/PALS/NRP and successful completion of dysrhythmia class as required by department of assignment

For more information, please submit your application and contact Nurse Recruiter Lauren Schmidt at

Shift Information:
Full Time (36 hours/week)
Nights 7p-7a

Baptist Health - Lexington:
Over our 50-plus year history, Baptist Health Lexington has grown both in size and reputation, due in large part to the quality of care – and the caring touch – of our nurses.
When the hospital opened in 1954, the nursing staff numbered fewer than 100. Today, the hospital has more than 900 nurses (part-time and full-time). The average length of experience of a Baptist Health Lexington nurse is more than 13 years, bringing a wealth of information and expertise to patients’ bedsides.
The glaringly white, starched uniforms and white shoes are no more, but something more important remains – a fundamental belief in quality, compassionate nursing and a commitment to the patient.
Nursing values at Baptist Health Lexington include compassion, acceptance, respect and empathy, which are demonstrated throughout the organization with patients, other employees and our community. These values support the implementation of caring into our culture in support of theories, as articulated by Dr. Jean Watson, a national nursing theorist. Baptist Health Lexington is a member of the Caritas Consortium, a group of nursing leaders from invited institutions throughout the world who support the integration of caring into the healthcare environment.
Baptist Health Lexington was recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet Status in 2005. Magnet facilities are recognized through research as having a lower nursing turnover rate and higher patient satisfaction. Magnet status is regarded as the "seal of approval" for quality nursing care.

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