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Registered Nurse **New Medical Detox Unit** FT/PT Days, Eves, Nights

Company: St. Lukes University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The St. Lukes Sacred Heart Hospital Level IV Inpatient Acute Detoxification Unit is a brand new hospital-based unit bringing much needed services to the region. The 16 bed, telemetry unit offers medically monitored inpatient detoxification in a private and supportive 24-hour inpatient acute care setting for patients with severe withdrawal signs and symptoms. Our top priority is to provide a safe detoxification experience for every patient by providing: a series of physical and psychiatric evaluations; substance abuse counseling; and an individualized and comprehensive patient-centered treatment plan. The multidisciplinary team comprised of highly qualified physicians, nurses, program coordinators, and social workers would be responsible for working individually with patients to meet their specific medical and psychiatric needs. Cardiac/oxygenation monitoring, routine lab work and other diagnostic tests may be required as ordered by the provider team. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Performs in depth, systematic assessment of all assigned patients. - Formulates collaborative and individualized plan of care and identifies expected patient outcomes, using the nursing process. - Implements, evaluates and documents patient care interventions and effectiveness in accordance with care plan. - Organizes, coordinates and prioritizes patient care consistently utilizing available resources. - Maintains an awareness of unit budget. - Functions as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to co-workers. - Takes active role in unit-based performance improvement. - Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing education programs. - Complies with established chain of command for work related problems. - Participates in identifying unit needs and supports unit goals and objectives that contribute to the growth of the Patient Services Department. - Maintains departmental records for administrative and regulatory purposes. - Collaborates with other caregivers to assure appropriate staffing levels on all shifts. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 10 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transports patients weighing up to 500 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision. EDUCATION: Current RN license in the State of Pennsylvania. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: One year medical/surgical experience preferred. Individualized orientation program for all areas. Evidence of successful completion of BLS. Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!! St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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