RN - Gettysburg Hospital - Operating Room

Gettysburg, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 57012

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Position Summary:

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:

 


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:

We are a four room OR that performs general, GYN including C-Sections, Ortho, ENT, Cystoscopy and Endoscopy.  Our regular operating hours are 0700-1530 Monday-Friday with call coverage after hours including weekends.

Required Skills

RN license in Pennsylvania

BSN preferred but not required 

BLS

Required Experience

Experienced OR nurse with CNOR preferred

Will consider new graduates

 

 


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 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 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

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

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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