RN - York Hospital Operating Room - Neurosurgery Specialty Team

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 56675

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Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, provides professional nursing 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. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines. Will require specialized skills related to Neurosurgery.  Neurosurgery team will be comprised of 8 team members plus a Neuro Specialty Coordinator.  ON Call is required

Duties and Responsibilities:


The following are essential job accountabilities:
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 patient status and acts accordingly. Knows and can activate resources to achieve outcomes for patients.
4. Proactively seeks assignments in the General OR when Neurosurgery does not have cases
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 and committee/council participation. 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 assistive 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. Displays conflict resolution and negotiation skills to maximize team performance.

Department Description:

 Wellspan Health York Hospital has 16 Main ORs with 2 Open Heart ORs who have separate team coverage.   We are a Level I Trauma Center with 24/7 staff coverage.  Our teams provide over 14,000 surgical procedures/year, covering 14 specialties using some of the world's most advanced medical equipment and navigation systems.   Our core values as defined by our staff are; integrity, respect, performance excellence and accountability for each and every patient were care for in striving to "work as one" in the Operating Rooms.

Required Skills

RN license in Pennsylvania

BSN preferred

BLS

Required Experience

- Must have 1-2 years Neurosurgery experience

- Experience in spinal and cranial procedures

- Ability to care for Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric populations

- Call requirement to supplement 24/7 team coverage

- 30-minute call back response with call room available if outside 30-minute 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 1,500 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

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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