Unit Secretary/Nursing Assistant - Open Heart ICU - York Hospital - Full time - NIghts - Unable to consider students

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 51827

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Full Time

72 hours/2 weeks

Nights

Every 3rd weekend/Rotating holidays

Unable to Consider Students

 

General Summary:

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Under direct supervision, acts as a receptionist for visitors and serves as a central contact for telephone calls and a distribution point for paper and electronic communication, laboratory and test results. Interacts daily with visitors, patients, physicians and staff and displays a positive, helpful attitude. Demonstrates ability to accurately transcribe physician orders and creates and maintains the medical record. Schedules patient care services. Is responsible for electronic data entry and retrieval. Is a key member of the care delivery team. Provides clinical support services to patient care staff by performing a variety of duties related to patient care. Takes patient vital signs, assists patients with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, feeding, toileting, etc.), inventories and replenishes supplies and equipment. May perform special assigned duties such as performing EKGs and Point-of-Care testing
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.
2 Assists in the preparation and transportation of patients for tests, procedures, etc.
3 Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to the appropriate individuals.
4 Ensures patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. are stocked with appropriate items at required levels.
5 Maintains par levels of supplies and equipment on assigned unit(s). Notifies supervisor when reorder points are reached.
6 Greets, directs and assists physicians, visitors, patients and ancillary department staff. Orients patients to their rooms as appropriate.
7 Answers telephone using personable etiquette. Answers inquiries by providing accurate information or forwarding callers to appropriate resource. Responds to intercom and email. Identifies emergency messages, directs information to the appropriate personnel. Maintains confidentiality.
8 Enters and/or retrieves data from established computer files using knowledge of various computer applications designed for functions such as patient management, patient census, acuity, composer, bed tracking, transport, etc.. Serves as a knowledgeable resource for multiple applications such as, Patient Management and PowerChart. Keeps current with system/application upgrades. Offers/provides assistance to others in navigating IS applications.
9 Performs a variety of duties related to the creation and maintenance of the patient medical record in a manner which expedites patient admission, transfer and discharge. Assembles and copies charts and forms, ensuring charts contain necessary forms. Ensures all medical records have signed orders and an H & P. Places transcribed orders on the chart. Monitors and flags missing items daily. Performs data entry, chart preparation, filing and photocopying in accordance with appropriate policies.
10 Transcribes orders and documents on the paper or electronic record. Places pharmacy orders on the MAR. Follows up on orders and checks on open orders. Ensures verbal orders are signed according to Hospital policy.
11 Consults with appropriate clinical/nonclinical personnel to resolve issues, concerns from patients medical record, ancillary department results, patient/family inquiries, etc..
12 Schedules tests, procedures and other patient services. Confers with clinical care provider regarding sequencing of tests, patient activity tolerance and special needs, as appropriate.
13 Communicates changes in the patients condition and other urgent information to the Registered Nurse in a timely manner. Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients, families, staff and appropriate departments to the team members and the charge nurse/nurse manager.
14 Communicates delay/difficulties in providing services or alteration of routine. Acknowledges and responds to patient alarms and notifies appropriate care provider as needed.
15 Orders and stocks supplies on an ongoing basis.

Department Description:

OHICU is a 10 bed cardiothoracic surgery unit focusing on the highest acuity ICU patients.  We recover patients after open heart surgery and  transcatheter valve procedures.  We also manage ECMO patients and mechanical circulatory support device implants in a patient centered environment. 


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

HS Diploma or G.E.D.

CPR certification

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Excellent computer skills

Required Experience

Direct patient care experience preferred

Demonstrated solid and stable work history


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

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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