RN-- Philhaven- Adult Inpatient- FT, 12 hr shifts, eve/nights

Mt Gretna, PA | Behavioral Health | Tracking Code: 50983

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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 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. Encouraged to share pertinent information and job knowledge, related to readings, educational programs and participation in professional organization activities.
  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.

 

Required Skills
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with the health care team.
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training with demonstrated expertise in the use of TCI skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in the care of clients in specific age groups (children, adolescent, adult or older adult) as assigned is required including consideration of the special needs and behaviors of that age group. If more than one age group is served, knowledge and experience are required for each specific age group.
Required Experience
  • Requires current professional Registered Nurse’s license in the state of Pennsylvania. Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and certification by ANCC is recommended.
  • One year of supervisory experience preferred, to provide effective and appropriate management skills.
  • Two years of psychiatric inpatient nursing experience preferred, to obtain the clinical experience and leadership skills necessary.

About WellSpan
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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

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

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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