Registered Nurse

Wellspan Health
Gettysburg, PA
Feb 15, 2018
Feb 16, 2018
Full Time
RN-Gettysburg Hospital -Nursing Resource Team Float - Full Time NightsTracking Code42537Job DescriptionThe Nursing Resource Team provides staffing to various med/surg units, PACU, Observation Unit as well as the critical care unit and the emergency room in Gettysburg Hospital. The NRT utilizes a matrix schedule and also has a wage incentive for floating throughout the hospital.Learn more about WellSpan s new-hire incentives program.General Summary:Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, provides professional nursing care at the beginner practitioner level within an assigned unit according to established procedures, protocols and regulations. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines. May require specialized skills depending on unit assignment.Duties and Responsibilities:The following are essential job accountabilities:1 Provides and coordinates direct care in accordance with the principles of Relationship Based Care to patients based on the nursing process and according to the clinical standards of the hospital. Acts as a primary nurse for patients on the unit. Synthesizes patient data to develop outcome-driven plans.2 Safely and independently administers prescribed treatments, medications, and nursing interventions based on assessment and plan of care.3 Appropriately organizes and prioritizes time based on patient condition and expected workload. Identifies changes in patients status and acts accordingly. Knows and can activate resources to achieve outcomes for patients.4 Seeks mentoring and coaching from the CN II & III as needed.5 Identifies and communicates individualized patient needs for inter-shift report and transfer/discharge. Includes patient/family in planning. Collaborates with all disciplines in evaluation of patient progress.6 Appropriately and correctly documents the patient response to interventions and progress toward outcomes. Identifies and documents variances from pathway or plan of care. Appropriately utilizes flow sheets, progress notes, and/or electronic medical record for documentation. Validates compliance with system and unit-specific clinical initiatives, ie pain scores, restraints, fall precautions, etc.7 Keeps practice current by participating in performance improvement efforts. Complies with changes in clinical standards and policies. Participate in data collection for performance improvement activity. Recognizes the value of evidence based research as it applies to best practice.8 Seeks learning opportunities and resources beyond own work environment and incorporates into practice the new knowledge and skills acquired. Encouraged to share pertinent information and job knowledge, related to readings, educational programs and participation in professional organization activities.9 Promotes an environment conducive to professional practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and patient and staff safety. Supports Shared Decision Making by unit committee membership or by supporting and helping fellow co-workers attend committee meetings and/or work on SDM projects. Participates in staff meetings and unit activities. Uses opportunities in the clinical setting to teach and support others, one-on-one or in groups (eg Students, other hospital personnel).10 Begins to provide leadership for problem solving and goal formation. Negotiates for a win-win solution.11 Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel in order to meet patient needs and to maximize team performance. Helps assistive personnel organize and set priorities for work. Monitors completion of tasks that are assigned or delegated to the patient care team.12 Promotes collaboration and cooperation among physicians, nursing staff, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Contributes to effective communications among all team members. Begins to display conflict resolution and negotiation skills to maximize team performance.About WellSpan:WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multi-specialty medical group of more than 850 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 160 patient care locations. The region's only accredited Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with an endovascular neurosurgery program. WellSpan is consistently recognized by IMS Health as one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the United States and has been recognized by Health Imaging and IT as one of the nation's /"Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities./" IMS Health is the leading provider of information services and technology for the healthcare industry.The Community:WellSpan Health facilities are located in multiple counties across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, all offering an ideal living environment to match the quality of work-life balance you re seeking. The area offers abundant outdoor and cultural activities, including restaurants, theatre, golf courses, hiking trails, water sports and historic tours. Additionally, our communities are a short drive from several, large metropolitan areas including the Baltimore/DC metro area and Philadelphia.If you value a strong sense of community, the more palatable pace of rural living, and the convenience of a workplace close to home, you ll realize the advantages of considering WellSpan Health as part of your future.Required SkillsRN License in PennsylvaniaACLS, BLSBSN preferredRequired ExperienceRecent experience in either critical care or the ED highly preferred, will consider a strong med/surg/ tele background.Job LocationGettysburg, Pennsylvania, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/RegularScheduleNightsAdditional Scheduling Info72 Hrs in a two week period. 7p-7a. Every third weekend. Rotating Holidays. A $3.50/hr float incentive is part of the compensation package.Additional RequirementsPA Act73 Child Abuse Clearance Required

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