RN- Ephrata Community Hospital- Behavioral Health- FT, nights

Ephrata, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 51973

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General Summary:


Coordinates behavioral health and medical services for an assigned group of clients and supervises unit staff support performance in compliance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.

  


Duties and Responsibilities:

1- Provides and coordinates direct care in accordance with the principles of patient and family-centered care 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.


5- Identifies and communicates individualized patient needs for safe hand-offs during transitions of care. Collaborates with patient/family in care planning with all disciplines.


6- Appropriately and correctly documents the patient response to interventions and progress toward outcomes. Identifies and documents variances. Appropriately utilizes flow sheets, progress notes, and/or electronic medical record for documentation. Is able to identify system and unit-based nursing sensitive indicators; i.e. falls, pressure ulcers.


7- Identifies own areas of professional growth and development in performance improvement efforts. Recognizes the value of evidence based research as it applies to best practice.


8- Promotes a professional practice environment that supports patient safety and quality through interdisciplinary collaboration, Shared Decision Making activities including peer review. Integrate Shared Decision Making by unit committee membership or by supporting and helping fellow co-workers attend committee meetings and/or work on SDM projects. Serves as positive role model.


9- Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel in order to meet patient needs. Helps assist personnel organize and set priorities for work. Monitors completion of tasks that are assigned or delegated to the patient care team.


10- 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.




 

Required Skills

A minimum of one (1) year experience in the mental health field is preferred.

Required Experience
  1.   Minimum Education- Diploma or Associate's Degree
  2.   Preferred Education- Bachelors of Science, Nursing (BSN)        
  3.   Registration and current RN license in PA; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

 


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

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

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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