The Registered Nurse (RN) delivers nursing care for patients across their life span, and through the nursing process, assesses, plans, implements and documents the effects of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient team personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the RN are carried out according to the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy, the hospital mission statement and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing.
The Registered Nurse will perform in depth, systematic assessment of all assigned patients, formulate collaborative plan of care and identifies expected patient outcomes and implement, evaluate and document patient care interventions and effectiveness in
accordance with care plan. The RN will also organize, coordinate and prioritize patient care consistently utilizing available resources that include demonstrating awareness of unit budget and will also function as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to coworkers, and students. The RN will maintain confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information and will comply with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 2 hours per day, 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day, 4 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day, 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, push and carry objects up to 10 lbs. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 400 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs. Frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop, bend, crouch, kneel and climb. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relate to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and visual monotony
(e.g., compute screen).
Must be able to communicate with other departments, patients, families, the community and the
Graduate of an accredited nursing program. Registered nurse with current license to practice in
the State of Pennsylvania.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Successful completion of BLS, completion of a basic EKG course within one year, completion of
approval Advanced Clinical Practice Curriculum Modules (i.e. Critical Care course) encouraged,
ACLS preferred, certification in critical care or medical-surgical nursing recommended, basic
computer skills preferred.
Day, middle or night shift with varying hours based on the needs of the department.