Nursing Assistant - Short Stay Unit - York Hospital - PRN - Day/Evening (Students Considered)

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 50191

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PRN

16 hours/4 weeks

Day/evenings

Students considered

General Summary:
Under direct supervision of a registered nurse, provides clinical support services to patient care staff by performing a variety of duties related to patient care. Takes patient vital signs, assists patients with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, feeding, toileting, etc.), inventories and replenishes supplies and equipment, and performs special assigned duties such as performing
EKGs and Point-of-Care testing.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including activities of daily living and the removal of peripheral IVs and indwelling urinary catheter.
2 Monitors patient condition levels; recognizes and reports changes in patient condition to the registered nurse.
3 Possess the knowledge and skills to keep patients safe. Performs purposeful hourly rounds to identify and address patient needs.
4 Obtains and electronically documents patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, weight, respiration and pulse.
5 Train and precept new employees.
6 Performs Point-of-Care testing which may include blood glucose, hemocult and specific gravity testing. Performs quality control and instrument check procedures and maintains related records.
7 Prepares patients for tests, procedures, etc. and transports patients to tests, procedures and different levels of care.
8 Collects specimens as directed using appropriate or specified equipment for collecting and handling specimens.
9 Performs EKGs and transmits studies.
10 Obtains and removes equipment and supplies necessary for patient care.
11 Responsible for maintaining and storing equipment appropriately and completing electronic requests for equipment repairs.
12 Maintains par levels of supplies and equipment on assigned unit(s). Notifies supervisor when reorder points are reached.
13 Responsible for stocking patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. with appropriate items at required levels.

Department Description:

WellSpan Health/York Hospital SSU has 26 prep/recovery areas. In the preoperative phase, the nursing roles focus on validating existing information, reinforcing preoperative teaching, reviewing discharge instructions, and providing nursing care to complete preparation for the experience. Phase II of recovery focuses on preparation for care in the home or an extended care environment.


York Hospital Nursing supports the mission and vision through a centralized department of nursing. We strive to be the best in the eyes of our patients, family, staff, and community by providing safe, evidence based practice leading to exemplary outcomes. Each professional nurse accepts the accountability and responsibility for his/her professional practice by fostering an environment that supports leading change, responding to the healthcare needs of our community and advancing health. Nurses at YH are lifelong learners who value continued professional development and education. They are role models in honesty, responsibility, upholding human dignity, ease of human suffering and equality of all patients. Helping others in need and improving the quality of life for all is the act of behaving in a manner defined by the profession. YH nurses are active participants in decisions about patient care and nursing practice, and commit to upholding professional nursing standards at local, state and national levels.

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 Skills

HS Diploma or G.E.D.

CPR certification

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Excellent computer skills

 

 

 

Required Experience

Direct patient care experience preferred

Demonstrated solid and stable work history


About WellSpan
Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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