Nursing Assistant - Tower 2 - Cardiovascular Stepdown Unit - York Hospital - Full Time - Night (Unable to Consider Students)

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 52851

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Full Time

72 hours/2 weeks

Night

Every 3rd weekend/rotating holidays

Unable to Consider Students

 

General Summary:

This position is eligible for incentives. Please click here to Learn more about WellSpan’s new-hire incentives program.


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:




On Tower 2 you will care for a diverse population of Heart & Vascular patients. If you enjoy the challenges of learning new skills, at a rapid pace, while in a patient centered environment, with awesome teamwork, then Tower 2 is the place for you. Tower 2, is a transitional care area that has 60 private beds all capable of telemetry monitoring. Surgical patients such as post open heart, ventricular assist devices, vascular, and thoracic surgery encompass 40% our patient population.  The other 60% of our patient population is medical with a focus on interventional cardiology procedures, heart failure, and acute coronary syndrome. The Tower 2 team consists of: Registered Nurses, Nursing Assistants, Unit Secretary/Monitor Techs, Physicians, Rehab Medicine, and Dietary. Beyond patient care, there are opportunities to drive your clinical practice by participating in a shared decision making council or a Core Team. Team scheduling allows flexibility in maintaining a work life balance. Tower 2 will provide you with the support of a knowledgeable team and a unit based educator who will assist in your development of foundational skills that will secure your success as a Heart & Vascular registered nurse at WellSpan Health.  


 


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.


 

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


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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