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Registered Nurse - Good Samaritan Hospital Med Surg - day/evenings

Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Job Type
1 Sep 2022
Full time (72 hours biweekly)
7 am to 7:30 pm
Rotating weekends and holidays

Unit Description:

4 EAST is the medical-surgical unit which provides care to adults who are hospitalized with a wide variety of conditions, including pneumonia, stroke, and fractures. We also see behavioral health patients and serve the hospice population. Our team also prepares patients for surgical procedures and provides post-surgical care required until the time of discharge. The Medical Surgical floor has the ability to care for 25 patients requiring telemetry. The goals of the medical surgical unit staff are to provide efficient, quality, individualized and comprehensive nursing care to all patients.

About the Lebanon Community:
Family oriented community, excellent schools, low cost of living and low crime rates
Abundant outdoor and cultural activities including restaurants, theatre, golf courses, hiking, water sports, farmers' markets and downtown access to a 42-mile recreation trail
Conveniently located among several major metropolitan areas including Philadelphia, New York City and Baltimore/Washington, DC

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Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, provides professional nursing care at the beginner 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. Acts as a primary nurse for patients on the unit. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines. May require specialized skills depending on unit assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities
Provides and coordinates direct care 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. Acts as a primary nurse for patients on the unit. Synthesizes patient data to develop outcome-driven plans.
Safely and independently administers prescribed treatments, medications, and nursing interventions based on assessment and plan of care.
Appropriately organizes and prioritizes time based on patient condition and expected workload. Identifies changes in patients' status and acts accordingly. Knows and can activate resources to achieve outcomes for patients.
Seeks mentoring and coaching from the CN II & III.
Identifies and communicates individualized patient needs for safe handoffs during transitions of care. Collaborates with patient/family in care planning with all disciplines.
Appropriately and correctly documents the patient response to interventions and progress toward outcomes. Identifies and documents variances. Appropriately utilizes flow sheets, progress notes, and/or electronic medical record for documentation. Is able to identify system and unit-based nursing sensitive indicators; i.e. falls, pressure ulcers.
Identifies own areas of professional growth and development in performance improvement efforts. Recognizes the value of evidence based research as it applies to best practice.
Promotes a professional practice environment that supports patient safety and quality through interdisciplinary collaboration, Shared Decision Making activities including peer review. Integrate Shared Decision Making by unit committee membership or by supporting and helping fellow co-workers attend committee meetings and/or work on SDM projects. Serves as positive role model.
Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel in order to meet patient needs. Helps assistive personnel organize and set priorities for work. Monitors completion of tasks that are assigned or delegated to the patient care team.
Promotes collaboration and cooperation among physicians, nursing staff, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Contributes to effective communications among all team members. Begins to display conflict resolution and negotiation skills to maximize team performance.


Minimum Education:
Diploma or Associate's Degree
Preferred Education:
Bachelors of Science, Nursing (BSN)
Required Certification:
Registration and current RN license in PA; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
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  • Job Reference: 701152640-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: WellSpan Health
  • Location: Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent