RN-York Hospital- Neonatal Intensive Care- PRN - 7a to 7p

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 52708

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The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a level 3, 38 bed unit with a census that averages around 25 patients. In addition, we are a regional NICU referral center. Our NICU nurses specialize in providing exceptional patient care to all ill newborns with a strong emphasis on family centered care. We have a robust shared decision making structure, a nurse run transport team, and a strong team oriented culture. We are committed to providing high quality care to all the babies and families to whom we care for.

 

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a level 3,  44 bed unit with a census that averages around  25-28 patients. In addition, we are a regional NICU referral center. Our collaborative team specializes in providing exceptional patient care to all ill newborns with a strong emphasis on family centered care. We have a robust shared decision making structure, we train and staff our own NICU transport team with experienced nurses who volunteer to be on the team and we have a strong team oriented culture. We are committed to providing high quality care to all the babies and families to whom we care for.

 

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, i.e. 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.
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 (e.g. 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.


Department Description:

 

WSH Nursing Philosophy
The mission of WellSpan Health, “Working as one to improve health through exceptional care for all, lifelong well-ness, and healthy communities” provides the guiding path for the Department of Nursing. WSH nurses “work as one” across diverse nursing environments to support care for all, including patients, family, self, and colleagues. WellSpan Health (WSH) nurses provide a healing environment while delivering compassionate, holistic patient and family centered care. WSH nurses are committed to nursing excellence and providing safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable care in the best interest of the patient.
Evidence-based practice is the foundation of clinical and administrative decision-making leading to empirical outcomes-driven care. When evidence is not available to inform practice, WSH nurses con-tribute to the advancement of the science of Nursing by conducting research. WSH nurses are innovators and embrace the use of advanced technology to provide exemplary patient care. WSH nurses practice to the full extent of their education and scope of practice and in accordance to professional and regulatory standards.
Transformational nurse leaders at WSH develop caring relationships through interpersonal encounters, demonstrating a strong commitment to teamwork in the pursuit of high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Continuous performance improvement is embedded in daily practice. WSH nurse leaders employ an open communication style and utilize just culture in their decision-making, acting as vision-ary change agents and progressive catalysts for healthcare reform.
WSH supports nurses by creating intentional and individualized professional journeys focused on life-long learning and continuous professional development that promotes the provision of exemplary nursing care. A shared decision-making governance structure promotes involvement of direct care nurses within a collaborative interprofessional environment. Nursing care is delivered in an age-appropriate and culturally sensitive manner, individualized according to the needs of the patient. WSH nurses strive to know and respect each of our patients as a person with unique needs and care for our community in a variety of settings from ambulatory to inpatient and on a continuum of health that spans from illness to wellness.

 



Required Skills

RN License in Pennsylvania

BSN preferred

Required Experience

At least one year of recent experience in a NICU setting as a RN required for interview consideration


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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