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Nurse Extern - Float Pool - Day/Evening/Night

Company: Wellspan Health Services
Location: Chambersburg
Posted on: May 8, 2024

Job Description:

General SummaryProvides direct care to patients by performing a variety of duties, including assisting with data collection, provision of care, completion of selected therapeutic interventions, and documentation of care provided for a specified group of patients.Duties and ResponsibilitiesEssential Functions:Provides information needed by the registered nurse to coordinate the care and discharge planning for the patient and family.Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.Assists in the preparation and transportation of patients for tests, procedures, etc.Monitors patient condition levels; reports changes to the appropriate individuals.Obtains and documents patient vital signs, including temperature, blood pressure, weight, respiration, pulse, pain, and department-specific requirements.Performs selected procedures if demonstrated competency during formal Nurse Extern Program (If Nurse Extern Program completed at medical facility other than York Hospital, skills checklist/competency verification must be provided), such as catheterization, nasogastric tube insertion and care, wound care, administration of tube feedings, enema administration and ostomy care.Sets up and removes equipment and supplies; ensures equipment is functioning properly and stored appropriately.Performs EKGs and Point-of-Care testing which may include blood glucose, hemoccult and specific gravity testing.Runs special errands as required. Responds to light calls.Ensures patient rooms, nursing areas, supply carts, etc. are stocked with appropriate items at required levels.Maintains par levels of supplies and equipment on assigned unit(s). Notifies supervisor when reorder points are reached.Common Expectations: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).Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.Participates in educational programs and inservice meetings.Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.Required for All Jobs:Performs other related duties as identified.WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.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.Physical Demands:Standing - FrequentlyWalking - FrequentlySitting - OccasionallyCarrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)Kneeling/Crouching - OccasionallyReaching - OccasionallyTalking - FrequentlyHearing - FrequentlyRepetitive Motions - OccasionallyEye/Hand/Foot Coordination - OccasionallyWorking Environment:Occupational Hazards - OccasionallyBloodborne Pathogen - ExposureQualificationsMinimum Education:High School Diploma or GED Currently enrolled in an approved Nursing program with completion of two clinical semesters. Required andHigh School Diploma or GED Enrollment in an accredited BSN program PreferredLicenses:Basic Life Support Upon Hire RequiredCourses and Training:Requires completion of a formal Nurse Extern Program Upon Hire RequiredEmployment BenefitsSign-on incentives for new employeesMedical, dental and vision insuranceLife and accidental death insuranceSupplemental life insuranceRetirement savings planPaid time off (PTO)PTO bridgingShort-term disabilityEducational assistanceForgivable loanFlexible spendingCredit unionEmployee recreational activitiesChildcareComplimentary medicine discountsby Jobble

Keywords: Wellspan Health Services, Frederick , Nurse Extern - Float Pool - Day/Evening/Night, Healthcare , Chambersburg, Maryland

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