Registered Nurse -Behavioral Health - WellStaff System Resource Team - PRN

, | Nursing | Tracking Code: 74823

WELLSPAN HEALTH

 

An exciting opportunity to work with WellSpan as a Registered Nurse traveler within the system.

Become part of the WellStaff Internal Agency and travel between WellSpan’s hospitals (Waynesboro, Gettysburg, York, Ephrata, Chambersburg, Philhaven, & Good Samaritan).

Flexible scheduling with float differential and mileage reimbursement

Holiday & weekend rotation

 

General Summary:

 

Assignments are made across the WellSpan system for various lengths of time. 

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 assigned hospital.  Acts as a primary nurse for patients on the unit. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines. May require specialized skills depending on unit assignment. 

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. Identifies and communicates individualized patient needs for safe handoffs during transitions of care.  Collaborates with patient/family in care planning with all disciplines.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.     
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population.  Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment.  Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  11. Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  12. Maintains adheres to established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  13. Enhances professional growth and development through advanced/continuing education to maintain up-to-date knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  14. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  15. Attends unit huddles and department meetings as required, and participates on committees as requested.
  16. Performs other related duties as identified.

Qualifications:

Minimum Education          Diploma or Associate's Degree    

Preferred Education          Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BSN)                 

Minimum Experience        Minimum of 2 years of experience in Behavioral Health.

Req Cert/Registration       Registration and current RN license in PA; Certifications as required per speciality     

 

 

Working Conditions          Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases

                                    Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances

                                    Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness)

                                    Subject to varying and unpredictable situations

                                    Handles emergency or crisis situations

                                    May perform emergency care

                                    Occasionally subjected to irregular hours

                                    Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries

                                    Flexibility in assignment location

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

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Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Central Pennsylvania offers an idyllic blend of small cities and towns—including Lancaster, York, Gettysburg, Lebanon, Chambersburg and Waynesboro—surrounded by welcoming suburban neighborhoods and pristine rolling countryside. Our communities are conveniently situated within a short drive of major cities like Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., as well as Pennsylvania's scenic Pocono Mountains to the north.

Here you'll find affordable home prices and living costs. Plus, there's an outstanding selection of schools, nearby colleges and universities. The area abounds with recreation and activities, including the famous Hersheypark and ZooAmerica and historic Gettysburg National Military Park; numerous state parks that offer hiking, mountain biking and kayaking; and charming river towns featuring great restaurants, museums, shopping, antiquing and more. Air, rail and public transportation links are also very reliable.

You'll feel right at home in our region. And, with so many places in which to live and practice, you're sure to find a WellSpan career that's a perfect match for you and your lifestyle.