RN- York Hospital-Post Anesthesia Care Unit-Full Time with call

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 53133

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General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, provides professional nursing care at an advanced practitioner level 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. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines. Coaches and mentors the Clinical Nurse I and II and demonstrates leadership at the point of care. Safely and independently administer prescribed treatments, medications, and nursing interventions for more complex groups of patients based on assessment and plan of care. May require specialized skills depending on unit assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Meets all expectations of CNI and CNII.
2 Independently completes assessment and collects data on assigned patients according to policy; takes initiative to supplement assessment as more complex issues arise. Develops innovative approaches to solve complex patient care issues. Focuses on important parameters and emerging problems to predict and manage an evolving clinical picture. Establishes contingency plans in anticipation of unexpected events and coordinates emergency action in response to acute risk situations. Demonstrates leadership at the point of care by actively performing caring behaviors with every patient interaction.
3 Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills to safely and independently administer prescribed treatments, medications, and nursing interventions for more complex groups of patients based on assessment and plan of care. Provides supervision and acts as a resource person for all expected unit skills and equipment. Independently organizes and prioritizes time based on higher acuity patient assignments and increased workload.
4 Independently evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of interventions and progress toward outcomes for more complex groups of patients; analyzes data to make recommendations for changes in the plan of care. Initiates and coordinates interdisciplinary collaboration in evaluation of patient progress. Anticipates and coordinates individualized patient needs for transfer/ discharge and includes patient/family in decisions.
5 Acts as a resource person for other staff with proper documentation.
6 Independently reads current literature. Demonstrates inquiry to improve patient outcomes. Participates with a team to evaluate evidence and determine clinical relevance. Coaching and mentoring the use of EBP and Peer Nurse Review at the unit level using current professional literature and research to improve care at the bedside.
7 Seeks learning opportunities and resources beyond own work environment and incorporates into practice the new knowledge and skills acquired. Required education and competencies completed, including 40 CEUs. Shares pertinent information and job knowledge, related to readings, educational programs and participation in professional organization activities.
8 Collaboratively works with management to monitor the level of professional practice on the unit; assists with the initiation of actions or programs to ensure teamwork and professional practice. Serves as a problem solver to improve unit and hospital outcomes.
9 Mentors/coaches others to improve decision-making and accountability. Serves as a resource to nurses developing supervising and delegating skills.
10 Promotes cooperation and communication among all team members. Anticipates the potential for conflict and works to quickly defuse any situations involving conflict with patient/families and/or co-workers to promote a healthy work environment. Recognizes multiple factors underlying the conflict situation and chooses and initiates actions that result in the most effective long term solution. In collaboration with management, implements changes to enhance team communication. Coaches team members in developing insights into their own communication patterns.
11 Acts as coach to CNI and CNII staff for clinical issues and potential advancement opportunities.

Department Description:

WellSpan Health York Hospital PACU has 18 recovery bays. The nursing roles in this phase I care focus on providing postanesthesia nursing in the immediate postanesthesia period, transitioning to Phase II, the inpatient setting, or an intensive care setting for continued care. Basic life-sustaining needs are of the highest priority, Constant vigilance is required during this phase.

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

BLS, ACLS, PALS

Telemetry competency

Required Experience

New grads are not being considered

2 years of RN experience in critical care; prefer previous PACU experience


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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