Operating Room RN (0.6 FTE/day shift with occasional night shift)
Company: Lancaster General Health
Posted on: May 14, 2022
0.6 FTE. Combination of 8 and 12 hour shifts to meet the needs of
the unit. 1 summer and 1 winter holiday, every third weekend,
possible call required , and occasional night shift rotation.
**POSITION SUMMARY:** Assume responsibility and accountability as
defined by the American Nurses Association standards of nursing
**ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:** Qualified individuals must have the
ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the
+ Incorporates the Lancaster General Health mission, vision and
values into planning patient care.
+ Functions as an independent and interdependent member of the
health care team as defined in unit based Plan for Provision of
+ Performs patient assessments, focusing on physiologic,
psychological, and cognitive functions. Evaluates progress toward
attainment of outcomes and adapts the plan of care based on
recognized trends and changes. Collects and manages comprehensive
data pertinent to the patient's health or the situation.
+ Analyzes the assessment data to determine the diagnosis or
issues. Formulates age-appropriate and culturally and ethically
sensitive plan of care
+ Implements care in a knowledgeable manner and coordinates patient
care across several disciplines and among caregivers.
+ Provides leadership to other members of the team by effectively
communicating expected standards of care and encouraging and
supporting team members and their contributions.
+ Demonstrates an understanding of and a commitment to our values
of privacy, quality, respect, service and teamwork.
+ Assigns, delegates, and supervises other employees and intervenes
as appropriate to assure that the plan of care is carried out,
continuity of care is provided and that established outcomes are
achieved through availability and appropriated utilization of
human, material and financial resources.
+ Educates patients about healthy practices and treatment
+ Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing
practices. Utilizes technology where appropriate.
+ Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and
impact on practice in the planning and delivery of nursing
**SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:** **The following duties are considered
secondary to the primary duties listed above:**
+ Manages rapidly changing situations following established
protocols, coordinating and accessing appropriate health team
members and resources, and documenting events.
+ Participates in process improvement activities with an emphasis
on increasing continuity in the nurse to patient relationship,
minimizing rework and redundancies; constantly seeks ways to
improve processes, increase efficiency, finds solutions to current
situations or develops new methods and procedures.
+ Completes mandatory education and training that includes review
of age-specific needs, caring behaviors, and interpersonal skills
as defined by unit based Plan for Provision of Care.
+ Maintains a safe working environment through compliance with
established evidence-based practice policies and procedures and
timely reporting of safety variances.
+ Projects pride in their work as exhibited in day-to-day
interactions with staff, coworkers, patients and all those they
come in contact with.
+ Seeks experiences and formal and independent learning activities
to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and
+ Provides supervision, including guidance, counseling and
mentoring, to targeted peers and subordinates to enhance the
learning experiences and improve the professional practice
environment within the designated work setting.
+ Participates in the employee performance process related to peers
and subordinate team members; address employee problems,
complaints, disputes or requests as the first level of supervision;
evaluates their performance post hire.
+ Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as
+ Other duties as assigned.
**MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:**
+ RN licensure is required, issued by the PA Board of Nursing.
**During the COVID Pandemic, new graduates will be permitted to
start employment with a Temporary Practice Permit issued by the PA
Board of Nursing.**
+ **New hires who start their employment with a temporary practice
permit must sit for their NCLEX within 60 days of starting in their
+ **If and when testing centers are re-opened, we will revert back
to our prior policy of no longer accepting nurses with temporary
+ **A graduate registered nurse may only practice professional
nursing under supervision and if the graduate registered nurse
holds a current temporary practice permit. Supervision means that a
licensed registered nurse is physically present in the area or unit
where the graduate registered nurse is practicing.**
+ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred. For Magnet
designated RN positions, BSN or higher level nursing degree is
required for incumbents based upon previously established
parameters; or within two (2) years of placement in position for
incumbents who started after 07/01/2020.
+ **If applicable** , New Graduate RNs will be required to
successfully complete the Nurse Residency Program.
+ CPR Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life
Support, formerly Healthcare Provider (AHA Heart Saver courses for
CPR **are not** accepted).
+ A health care provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid,
and other federal and state health insurance programs, i.e. not
excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other
federal or state health insurance program.
+ As outlined in unit based Plan for Provision of Care.
+ The position requires the ability to attend to more than one
aspect of a situation simultaneously. It is highly likely that
multiple task demands are going to be required of the individual at
the same time.
**New Learning and Memory:**
+ The position requires that an individual be able to learn new
tasks quickly and effectively. Job requirements change frequently.
The ability to understand and carry out detailed, involved
instructions is mandatory.
**Problem Solving, Reasoning and Creative Thinking:**
+ The position deals with issues or problems that often require
thoughtful reasoning before arriving at approaches or solutions.
Some independent thought, planning or origination of options and
solutions is necessary. The individual must have the ability to
apply principles of reasoning and problem solving to resolve
practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in
situations where only limited standardization exists.
**APTITUDES:** The following are essential requirements of the
position in relation to job-worker situations. These items describe
how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act:
**Leadership, control and planning:** Ability to accept
responsibility for leadership, direction, control, planning,
negotiating, organizing, directing, supervising, formulating
practices, or making final decisions.
**Performing under stressful conditions:** Ability to perform under
stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or
dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and
sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to
danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the
**Variety and change:** Ability to perform a variety of duties,
often changing from one task to another of a different nature
without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant
differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental
factors, physical demands, or work situations.
**Communication:** Ability to exchange information with others
clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical
**Interpersonal relations:** Ability to maintain relationships that
facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts;
to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.
**EQUIPMENT USAGE REQUIREMENTS**
**Equipment/Tools:** Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Office
Supplies, Monitoring Equipment, Medical Equipment
**Software:** Microsoft Office Products, Currently used propriety
nursing software (applicable to unit)
**Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%;
+ Sit: Occasionally
+ Stand: Frequently
+ Walk: Frequently
+ Bend: Frequently
+ Push: Frequently
+ Pull: Rarely
+ Kneel/Squat: Rarely
+ Reach: Frequently
+ Twist: Occasionally
+ Balance: Frequently
+ Climb: Rarely
**Lifting:** Degree of physical exertion is **:**
**Heavy,** exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or
up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of
force constantly to move objects.
**Sensory Abilities specifically required:**
**WORKING CONDITIONS:** Position involves exposure to the following
+ Bio hazardous Waste
+ Blood borne Pathogens
+ Radioactive Agents
**_Disclaimer:_** This job description is not intended and should
not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,
skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It
is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements
essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job
evaluations, and for establishing performance standards. The
percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and
should not be considered absolute. The incumbent shall perform all
other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at
the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend,
modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole. Incumbent must
be able to perform all job functions safely.
**Benefits At A Glance:**
PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following
benefits to employees:
+ 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health
+ Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
+ Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
+ Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
+ Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
+ Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
+ Child Care Subsidies
+ Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes
PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity
Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings
will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race,
color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any
other classification protected by law.
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