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Registered Nurse - Maternity - Nights

Company: WellSpan Health Services
Location: Gettysburg
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

Shift: 72 hours/bi-weekly. Night shift. Every 3rd weekend. Rotation holidays. Call time required.General SummaryProvides professional nursing care at an advanced practitioner level 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. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines. Coaches and mentors the Clinical Nurse I and II and demonstrates leadership at the point of care. Safely and independently administer prescribed treatments, medications, and nursing interventions for more complex groups of patients based on assessment and plan of care. May require specialized skills depending on unit assignment.Duties and ResponsibilitiesEssential Functions:Meets all expectations of CNI and CNII.Independently completes assessment and collects data on assigned patients according to policy; takes initiative to supplement assessment as more complex issues arise. Develops innovative approaches to solve complex patient care issues. Focuses on important parameters and emerging problems to predict and manage an evolving clinical picture. Establishes contingency plans in anticipation of unexpected events and coordinates emergency action in response to acute risk situations. Demonstrates leadership at the point of care by actively performing caring behaviors with every patient interaction.Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills to safely and independently administer prescribed treatments, medications, and nursing interventions for more complex groups of patients based on assessment and plan of care. Provides supervision and acts as a resource person for all expected unit skills and equipment. Independently organizes and prioritizes time based on higher acuity patient assignments and increased workload.Independently evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of interventions and progress toward outcomes for more complex groups of patients; analyzes data to make recommendations for changes in the plan of care. Initiates and coordinates interdisciplinary collaboration in evaluation of patient progress. Anticipates and coordinates individualized patient needs for transfer/ discharge and includes patient/family in decisions.Acts as a resource person for other staff with proper documentation.Independently reads current literature. Demonstrates inquiry to improve patient outcomes. Participates with a team to evaluate evidence and determine clinical relevance. Coaching and mentoring the use of EBP and Peer Nurse Review at the unit level using current professional literature and research to improve care at the bedside.Seeks learning opportunities and resources beyond own work environment and incorporates into practice the new knowledge and skills acquired. Required education and competencies completed, including 40 CEU's. Shares pertinent information and job knowledge, related to readings, educational programs and participation in professional organization activities.Collaboratively works with management to monitor the level of professional practice on the unit; assists with the initiation of actions or programs to ensure teamwork and professional practice. Serves as a problem solver to improve unit and hospital outcomes.Mentors/coaches others to improve decision-making and accountability. Serves as a resource to nurses developing supervising and delegating skills.Promotes cooperation and communication among all team members. Anticipates the potential for conflict and works to quickly defuse any situations involving conflict with patient/families and/or co-workers to promote a healthy work environment. Recognizes multiple factors underlying the conflict situation and chooses and initiates actions that result in the most effective long term solution. In collaboration with management, implements changes to enhance team communication. Coaches team members in developing insights into their own communication patterns.Acts as coach to CNI and CNII staff for clinical issues and potential advancement opportunities.Variation of duties may result based on the assigned customer care unit(s). This may include differences in the specific clinical skills required of the RN. Unit based skill lists outline expectations beyond the house wide RN requirements. SYS-NURS-L Nursing Education Requirements Policy outlines current certification(s) required for specific areas of nursing practice and is considered to be part of the job description.In addition to requirements specified in the license and certification section below, current BLS certification for all areas of nursing practice is required.Current certification may be required for the following areas of nursing practice:Emergency Care Center - ACLS, PALSIntensive Care Center & MSCC Lead - ACLS, PALSL&D - ACLS, NRP, - Experienced L&D nurses will obtain within 6 months and new L&D nurses will obtain at 1 year of experienceNICU - NRPPEDS - PALSPCC/PACU/ENDO - ACLS, PALSProcedural - ACLSCommon 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).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.Maintains Adheres to established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.Enhances professional growth and development through advanced/continuing education to maintain up-to-date knowledge, skills, and competencies.Attends meetings as required, and participates on committees as requested.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 - ExposureWellSpan's vision is to reimagine healthcare through the delivery of comprehensive, equitable health and wellness solutions throughout our continuum of care. As an integrated delivery system focused on leading in value-based care, we encompass nearly 1,900 employed providers, 220 locations, eight award-winning hospitals, home care and a behavioral health organization serving South Central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. With a team more than 20,000 strong, WellSpan experts provide a range of services, from wellness and employer services solutions to advanced care for complex medical and behavioral conditions. Our clinically integrated network of 2,600 aligned physicians and advanced practice providers are dedicated to providing the highest quality and safety, inspiring our patients and communities to be their healthiest.WellSpan Gettysburg HospitalCelebrating over 100 years of community care, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital is a nationally recognized acute care community hospital, serving more than 100,000 residents from the greater Adams County and northern Maryland area. The hospital offers services that include neurosciences, orthopedics, oncology and infusion, OB/GYN and interventional heart and vascular care. Our patients can receive a full range of heart services close to home- from preventative care and diagnostics to medical and interventional treatments, to cardiac rehabilitation. The specialists of WellSpan Cardiology perform procedures at WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital's newly renovated catheterization lab, equipped with the latest technology and equipment.QualificationsMinimum Education:Diploma Program Graduate of an accredited nursing program. Required orAssociates Degree Graduate of an accredited nursing program. RequiredBachelors Degree Nursing (BSN) PreferredWork Experience:3 years Relevant experience. RequiredLicenses:Licensed Registered Nurse Upon Hire Required orRegistered Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required andBasic Life Support Upon Hire RequiredCourses and Training:Certification in area of nursing specialty. Upon Hire Required

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