Staff Nurse II - Urgent Care

Hanover, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 74672

Schedule & Location

Hours: PRN

Address: Urgent Care - 100 Eisenhower Drive Suite 360 Hanover, PA 17331 

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Clinical Nursing Coordinator and/or the Practice Manager, 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

  1. Performs specialized procedures, examinations and/or tests as ordered, such as non-stress tests, assists with spinal taps, urinary catheterization, diabetic foot exams, and insertion of IVs.
  2. In collaboration with physician, provides extensive health education, counseling and advice to patients and families on topics such as life style changes, cholesterol lowering diets, diabetic control etc. Effectively assesses patient educational needs, prioritizes patient’s learning needs, identifies barriers to learning, develops teaching plans, and uses various educational tools to activate the non-compliant patient.
  3. Tracks, reviews and monitors follow-up of diagnostic test results, under the direction of the provider. Provides related education, counseling, ongoing review and monitoring regarding diagnostic tests (i.e., INR results in Anticoagulation Clinic) in collaboration with the provider. Assists in the management of patient care between visits. (i.e., prenatal care)
  4. 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.
  5. Serves as a facilitator for Shared Medical Appointments.Performs the responsibilities of the Physician Office Clinician as outlined below:
  6. Obtains and documents reason for visit, patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respirations, pulse and BMI.
  7. Assists providers with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
  8. 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.
  9. Assures all patient care areas are adequately stocked with unexpired supplies and medications.
  10. 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.
  11. Arranges for patients’ ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services by completing necessary paperwork and scheduling appointments.
  12. Maintains patient records to ensure an accurate record of the patient’s medical treatment.
  13. 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.
  14. Documents and processes prescription requests and refills per provider order.
 

Nonessential Accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for the care and maintenance of clinical equipment and supplies.
  2. Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer software applications.
  3. Attends meetings as required.
  4. Performs other related duties as identified.
 

Common Expectations:

  1. 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.
  2. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  3. Maintains the cleanliness of work areas as required.
  4. Maintains professional growth and development.
  5. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 1 - 2 years
  • Minimum Education:
    • Associate's Degree
  • Required Certification:
    • Registration and current RN license in PA; BCLS certification
  • Physical Demands:
    • Prolonged periods of standing/walking
    • Occasional sedentary work
    • Lift supplies, files and equipment
    • Occasionally lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
    • Periodic reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
  • Skills:
    • Excellent interpersonal/communications skills; Models team work; Self-motivated and dependable; Able to work independently
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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

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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.

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Quality of Life

The borough of Hanover was settled in the mid-1700's as part of York County and is known for its fertile land and productive farming community. It is geographical located 19 miles southwest of York, Pennsylvania and 54 miles northwest of Baltimore, Maryland.

Because of its proximity to Maryland, South Hanover is a popular hometown for commuters and their families. The appeal is the affordable housing prices, reasonable Pennsylvania cost-of-living and pleasant community lifestyle. With convenient routes leading north, south, east and west, one can chart and easy route to major East Coast cities.

Hanover is a hotbed of activity for business growth and development. Visitors come to enjoy performing arts, outdoor recreation, museums, festivals, farm fresh flavors and microbreweries. Several major food and snack brands make Hanover their national headquarters. (Patient population: 15,500)