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RN Women's Inpatient Unit/Couplet Care (20 hrs./wk. Evening Shift)/sign-on bonus up to $15,000

Company: Lancaster General Health
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Summary
This 12-bed unit cares for women post-uro-gynecologic and gynecologic surgeries. In addition to the surgical population, the team also cares for female medical-surgical patients. Most patients are a 24 hour stay.

A 48-bed unit that cares for mom and baby post-delivery. We strive to keep mom and baby together as much as possible, as a couplet. We work closely with our patients to educate them on how to care for their new baby once they go home, focusing on fall prevention, breastfeeding, and infection prevention

0.5 evenings shift, EOW, EOH, WIP/CC

Job Description

1+ year experience required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
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 Care.
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 modalities.
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 services.



SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:
Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as required.
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 knowledge.
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.
Other duties as assigned.



JOB REQUIREMENTS

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 RN role.
If and when testing centers are re-opened, we will revert back to our prior policy of no longer accepting nurses with temporary practice permits
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) or higher level nursing degree is required.
CPR Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support, formerly Healthcare Provider (AHA Heart Saver courses for CPR are not accepted).
Any new to practice nurse starting in their first professional nursing role and/or have less than six months of professional nursing experience will be enrolled into the Nurse Residency Program. These nurses are placed into a cohort based on their corresponding month of employment, and all nurses must hold a valid Pennsylvania RN license at the start of employment.
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.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
As outlined in unit based Plan for Provision of Care.



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 Sciences
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



Disclaimer

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.

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH , and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

WBH Part Time Posted on 06/15/2022

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