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346033 Registered Nurse - PD

Penn Medicine
West Chester, PA 19380
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General Summary StatementProvides comprehensive, quality nursing care through application of the nursing process. Adheres to Nursing Policies and Procedures and Organizational Goals and Objectives. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesClinical Practice1.\tProvides age appropriate care for the population served. Gives consideration to growth & developmental phase of life, to age related factors such as thermal regulation, nutrition, medication administration, nutrition, safety and functional needs of the patient.2.\tUses appropriate resources for patients with special needs such as language barriers, sensory problems, altered cognition, cultural and religious needs.3.\tEnsures attention to patients physical, spiritual and emotional well being.4.\tDemonstrates competency in assessment skills (Includes admission and shift assessments).5.\tPerforms pain assessments and intervenes to optimally meet patients needs for comfort.6.\tPlans clinical care based on patients needs and uses available resources.7.\tPerforms clinical care in accordance with policy and procedure.8.\tPerforms peripheral venipuncture and peripheral and central vascular access care according to policy & procedure.9.\tEvaluates outcomes of nursing interventions and takes appropriate actions to move patient toward reaching goals of care.10.\tIdentifies situations that warrant patient rescue and takes appropriate action, e.g. Rapid Response or Code Blue/Pink.11.\tAdheres to the 5 rights of medication administration and uses the Medication Administration Check (MAK) system per policy and procedure.12.\tIntegrates principles of infection control & infection prevention into practice.13.\tAdheres to aseptic technique as appropriate.14.\tUses resources and references for reviewing policies and procedures, medications, and clinical information.15.\tPrioritizes and organizes work effectively within assigned shift.16.\tAdheres to CCH Joint Commission Disease specific guidelines and core measures for the care of the patients17.\tImplements nursing process for the patient who presents with complex medical needs.Communication1.\tUses effective communication during hand-offs. (e.g. Shift report, transfer report, etc).2.\tOrganizes information into a meaningful format, such as SBAR.3.\tDelegates appropriately to unlicensed personnel and team members.4.\tCommunicates patient care information to the interdisciplinary care team. 5.\tProvides patient and family education in a manner that is understood and gives the patient and family handouts, brochures and resources that can be taken home for future reference.6.\tUtilizes principles of Team Effectiveness and Commitment to my Co-WorkersDocumentation1.\tDocuments patient care in an accurate, professional and timely manner using Soarian, MAK, and paper documentation forms according to policy and procedure.2.\tDocuments patient care that is relevant to patients diagnosis, problems and reflects patients status.Professional Role Development1.\tDevelops own nursing knowledge via practice, observation, professional literature, networking and attending continuing education programs.2.\tPromotes best practice by demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care and the profession of nursing.3.\tPromotes innovation and creativity in the practice environment.4.\tServes as a preceptor and mentor for new employees.5.\tMentors student nurses.6.\tAccepts constructive feedback about performance or behaviors and shows evidence of change.7.\tDemonstrates verbal and writing skills that are appropriate for healthcare communication. 8.\tAdheres to the Department of Nursing Dress Code.Department of Nursing and Organization Support1.\tAttends assigned committee meetings and contributes to the committees. 2.\tCommunicates support of organizational values and strategies.3.\tSupports the following organizational programs: Magnet®, Hospital of Distinction, Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification, Nursing Councils, and integrates their standards into clinical practice.4.\tReviews nursing quality data, e.g. NDNQI and identifies how to apply best practice into own practice and mentor others towards meeting quality target goals.5.\tMaintains attendance/lateness standards in accordance with Hospital policy.Departmental Support1.\tMaintains equipment in working order. Uses equipment appropriately, follows Department policies for equipment and supply use and maintenance.2.\tPerforms assigned duties to maintain unit in a state of survey readiness and maintain quality initiatives. For example, quality control measures, emergency equipment checks, medication preparation area cleanliness, etc.3.\tAdheres to unit programs to support patient care such as maintaining a quiet environment, hourly patient rounds, customer service, etc.4.\tAttends staff meetings on a regular basis.5.\tKeeps patient care area and work environment neat and organized.

Education Training and Experience\nBachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) is required. \n\nOur Nursing Department has achieved Magnet® recognition. Our nurses are involved and empowered to make changes in their work environment through council membership, research projects and education. A career ladder offers advancement, recognition and rewards for nurses to be inspired to learn and grow. And most importantly for our nurses, they feel supported and have a voice within the organization. \n\nThe Registered Professional Maternal Child Health Nurse accepts responsibility for care of patient through the process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. Maternity RN provides professional nursing care for mother-baby couplets on the post-partum maternity unit. Our RNs receive support by a Clinical Educator and scheduling that offers work-life balance. Come join a motivated and innovative team, a supportive culture, in a leading and growing organization!\n\nMother-Baby: NRP certification required, or must complete within 12 months of hire. STABLE program completion is preferred.\n\n\n\nLicensure/Certification \nCurrent Pennsylvania RN License. \nCPR certification required. Certification in clinical specialty is preferred.\n\nMust meet specialty specific competency requirements per the job description.\n\nWork Environment and Hazards\nDirect patient care areas on nursing unit. Risk of exposure to potentially hazardous materials and body fluids. May become involved in crisis situations.\n\nWork Contact Group\nThe Chester County Hospital personnel, physicians, volunteers, patients and their families/visitors and vendors.

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Posted: 2021-04-15 Expires: 2021-05-15

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Penn Medicine
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