Staff Nurse II - (Registered Nurse) - PRN - WellSpan Urgent Care - Ephrata

Ephrata, PA | Physician Practices | Tracking Code: 54418

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General Summary:

Registered Nurse provides safe, therapeutic and efficient care and services to patients.  Functions as a member of the health care team at an intermediate nursing level to assist in the planning and implementation of patient care based upon sound nursing judgment, clinical preparation, knowledge, skills and experience. Nursing care is provided in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.  In addition, serves as a nursing resource for clinical staff and may serve as the key clinical contact in the absence of the Clinical Coordinator by providing support to clinical staff scheduling and competency oversight of entry level clinicians.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Following defined protocols, independently assesses patients/callers health status based upon presenting symptoms. Determines the urgency for care and directs patient/caller to most appropriate level of care, or an acceptable alternative venue for care of patients with acute problems should access not be readily available at the practice.  Seeks provider advice appropriately.
  • Serves as a facilitator for Shared Medical Appointments.

 

  Performs the responsibilities as outlined below:

  • Obtains and documents reason for visit, patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respirations, pulse and BMI.
  • Assists providers with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
  • Collects specimens as directed by provider. Uses appropriate equipment and protocols for collecting, handling, testing, and preparing for transportation to lab including proper identification, storage procedures and techniques.
  • Assures all patient care areas are adequately stocked with unexpired supplies and medications.
  • Prepares patients for scheduled procedures by assuring patient is appropriately gowned and instruments and supplies are set-up. Uses Universal Precautions.  Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required.  Handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately.
  • Arranges for patients’ ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services by completing necessary paperwork and scheduling appointments.
  • Maintains patient records to ensure an accurate record of the patient’s medical treatment.
  • Prepares and administers vaccines, medications and controlled substances/narcotics as prescribed by the provider and as certified competencies permit. Asks prescribed screening questions, identifies risks and contraindications, questions and observes for appropriate responses.
  • Documents and processes prescription requests and refills per provider order.

 

 
Required Skills

 

  • Registration and current RN license in PA
  • BCLS certification
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills
  • Models team work
  • Self-motivated and dependable
  • Ability to work independently

 

Required Experience

 

  • 1 - 2 years Urgent, Emergency or busy Medical Office 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

Lancaster City was the capital of Pennsylvania from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster County includes a vibrant downtown business district, desirable suburban neighborhoods and sprawling agricultural farms. Life in Lancaster County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, an independent professional baseball team, fine dining and more. When visiting Lancaster, one can't help but recognizing the influence of the Pennsylvania Dutch — farm-to-table and beyond.

Conveniently located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lancaster is within an easy commute to major cities and has ready access to public transportation. Residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and both professional and semi-professional services. (Patient population: 535,000)

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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