Registered Nurse - Operating Room Neurosurgery - Day/Evening/Night

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 70538

This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus.

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Full time

Every 3rd weekend and holiday rotation

30 minute call response 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 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 composed of 8 team members plus a Neuro Specialty Coordinator.

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. Identify 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 we care for in striving to "work as one" in the Operating Rooms.

 

York Hospital Nursing supports the mission and vision through a centralized department of nursing. We strive to be the best in the eyes of our patients, family, staff, and community by providing safe, evidence- based practice leading to exemplary outcomes. Each professional nurse accepts the accountability and responsibility for his/her professional practice by fostering an environment that supports leading change, responding to the healthcare needs of our community and advancing health. Nurses at YH are lifelong learners who value continued professional development and education. They are role models in honesty, responsibility, upholding human dignity, ease of human suffering and equality of all patients. Helping others in need and improving the quality of life for all is the act of behaving in a manner defined by the profession. YH nurses are active participants in decisions about patient care and nursing practice, and commit to upholding professional nursing standards at local, state and national levels.

Required Skills

RN license in Pennsylvania

BSN preferred

BLS

Required Experience

Operating Room and/or Neurosurgery experience preferred. Knowledge of both spinal and cranial procedures. Ability to care for Pediatric, Adult and Geriatric populations.  30- minute call back response.

 

Qualifications

  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 year of RN experience required
  • Minimum Education:
    • Diploma or Associate's Degree
  • Preferred Education:
    • Bachelors of Science, Nursing (BSN)
  • Required Certification:
    • Registration and current RN license in PA; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required

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