Graduate Nurse - Med/Surg/Tele - Night

The Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA | Nursing | Direct Nursing | FTE: 0.9 | Regular | Tracking Code: 200019

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Schedule and Location

Full Time: 36 Hours/Week

Hours: 7pm - 7:30am

Every Other or 3rd Weekend Required (based on candidate preference and department selected)

Every Other Holiday Required

Sign-On Bonus Eligible

Location: 252 S. 4th St., Lebanon, PA

Med/Surg/Tele Department Summaries

Med/Surg/Tele/Stroke (3S)

3 South is a 32 bed Step Down Intermediate Care Unit from ICU. The primary population on 3 South are adult and geriatric patients with cardiac disease and stroke. In addition, we accommodate acute cardiac events requiring continuous intravenous medication drips, pre and post electrophysiology (EP) studies, pre and post cardiac catheterization, and pre and post pacemaker/automated implantable cardiac defibrillator (AICD) care. All RN's are Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified and Stroke Certified. The CHF Program Coordinator and the Stroke Program Coordinator work closely with the staff to provide high quality education for the patients.

Med/Surg/Tele (2E)

2 EAST is an inpatient acute care medical and surgical unit consisting of 30 private and semiprivate rooms. This unit serves patients with all acute care needs including but not limited to Cardiac, GI, Infectious disease, Fractures, Wound Care, Respiratory, and limited behavioral health. We have a combination of medical and surgical patients. Staff must complete telemetry training and maintain competency in reading ECG and administering cardiac drips.

Med/Surg/Tele/Observation (3E)

3 EAST is an observation unit and a subset of the Medical Unit consisting of 12 semiprivate beds. The focus is on rapid testing and discharge of the patient within 24 hours. Types of patients served are Congestive Heart Failure, Stroke, TIA, COPD, Chest pain, etc. This unit serves the surgical patients and orthopedic population. Proficiency in Telemetry needed. During times of surge capacity in the hospital, these beds may be used for inpatient. Staff are trained to care for both inpatient and outpatient on the medical unit.

Med/Surg/Tele (4E)

4 EAST is the medical-surgical unit which provides care to adults who are hospitalized with a wide variety of conditions, including pneumonia, stroke, and fractures. We also see behavioral health patients and serve the hospice population. Our team also prepares patients for surgical procedures and provides post-surgical care required until the time of discharge. The Medical Surgical floor has the ability to care for 25 patients requiring telemetry. The goals of the medical surgical unit staff are to provide efficient, quality, individualized and comprehensive nursing care to all patients.

Med/Surg/Tele/Stroke (3S)

3 South is a 32 bed Step Down Intermediate Care Unit from ICU. The primary population on 3 South are adult and geriatric patients with cardiac disease and stroke. In addition, we accommodate acute cardiac events requiring continuous intravenous medication drips, pre and post electrophysiology (EP) studies, pre and post cardiac catheterization, and pre and post pacemaker/automated implantable cardiac defibrillator (AICD) care. All RN's are Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified and Stroke Certified. The CHF Program Coordinator and the Stroke Program Coordinator work closely with the staff to provide high quality education for the patients.

General Summary

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

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • Safely and independently administers prescribed treatments, medications, and nursing interventions based on assessment and plan of care.
  • 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.
  • Seeks mentoring and coaching from the CN I, II & III as needed.
  • 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.
  • 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, i.e. pain scores, restraints, fall precautions, etc.
  • 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.
  • Seeks learning opportunities and resources beyond own work environment and incorporates into practice the new knowledge and skills acquired.
  • 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 (e.g. Students, other hospital personnel).
  • Begins to provide leadership for problem solving and goal formation. Negotiates for a win-win solution.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through advanced/continuing education to maintain up-to-date knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.

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  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • Associates Degree Nursing Required
  • Bachelors Degree Nursing (BSN) Preferred

Work Experience:

  • Less than 1 year Registered nursing experience. Required

Licenses:

  • Licensed Graduate Registered Nurse Permit Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Registered Nurse Upon Hire Required or
  • Registered Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required and
  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required
Jennifer Kremenik
Jennifer Kremenik
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