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Registered Nurse - Float Pool II - Lucrative Sign-On Bonus!

Company: Good Shepherd Rehab
Location: Allentown
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

* JOB SUMMARY
* Critical care level nursing is a specialty that exists to care for patients who are experiencing life-threatening health crises within a patient / family centered model of care. Our nurses work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to provide an advanced level of care and coordination considering the unique physical, psychosocial, and cultural needs of the patient and family. Lifelong learning and the spirit of enquiry are essential for the advancement of critical thinking and advancement of the nursing process in this patient population.




* ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • USES NURSING PROCESS AS A FRAMEWORK TO DELIVER CARE:
  • Gathers physiological and psychosocial data on admission and at regular intervals, analyzes and validates data from multiple sources to make complex decisions about priorities of care in life threatening and non-life threatening situations.
  • Sets goals to organize assignment; collaborates with patients and their families on the patient's desired goals;
  • acting on physician's orders in a timely manner; developing independent nursing interventions appropriate to the patient's
  • response to care; documents interventions and their resultant responses in order to
  • improve systems that support patient care.
    * ESTABLISHES A COMPASSIONATE ENVIRONMENT
    • By providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.
    • Advocates for the concerns of the patient, their families and the community we serve.
    • Collaborates with the inter professional team to promote palliative or end-of-life discussions, support and care when appropriate.
      * PROMOTES PATIENT'S INDEPENDENCE
      • Teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, safety, and self-care skills;
      • answering questions.
      • Assists patient and family in self-determination and informed decision making.
        * ASSURES QUALITY OF CARE
        • Incorporates professional, legal, ethical and critical care standards into practice.
        • Adheres to therapeutic standards;
        • measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards;
        • making or recommending necessary adjustments;
        • following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by State Nurse Practice Act, and other governing agencies.
          * MAINTAINS SAFE AND CLEAN WORKING ENVIRONMENT
          • Integrates data to anticipate, prevent and recognize injury or dysfunction that may contribute to a life-threatening health crisis or alteration in health.
          • Complies with procedures, rules, and regulations for safety and infection control;
          • keeping patient rooms in a neat and orderly fashion, cleaning assigned equipment or areas according to procedure and adhering to medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
            * RESPECTS PATIENTS AND THE ORGANIZATION
            • Emphasizing the value of patient and family contribution to the plan of care, the Clinical Care nurse demonstrates effective interpersonal communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
            • Recognizes patient rights, patient privacy;
            • and keeps information confidential and responding to requests with diplomacy and tact.
              * ENSURES OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT
              • By completing preventive maintenance requirements;
              • following manufacturer's instructions;
              • troubleshooting malfunctions;
              • processing requisitions for repair; maintaining equipment inventories;
              • evaluating new equipment and techniques.
              • Attends ongoing skill and competency training to maintain the qualifications necessary to operate equipment and execute protocols.
                * MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
                • Participates in ongoing learning experiences and activities to develop and maintain clinical and professional knowledge and skills.
                • Seeks learning opportunities that reflect current and evidenced-based practice.
                • Maintains licensure requirements and participates in all mandatory education.
                • Maintains professional records or a portfolio that provides evidence of competence and lifelong learning.
                  * DEMONSTRATES FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
                  • Checking stock to determine inventory level;
                  • anticipating needed supplies;
                  • placing and expediting orders for supplies;
                  • verifying receipt of supplies;
                  • using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
                    * CONTRIBUTES TO ORGANIZATIONAL TEAM EFFORT
                    • Collabores with the patient, family and interprofessional team.
                    • Seeks to effect appropriate changes that produces positive outcomes, participaties in performance improvement projects and adheres to standards that govern behavior among the team to create a healthy work environment that promotes cooperation, respect and trust.
                    • MAINTAINS A COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIP AMONG HEALTH CARE TEAMS
                    • By accomplishing related results as needed,
                    • Following through on delegated tasks, responding to co-workers requests
                    • For assistance, demonstrating behaviors as defined by the GSSH code of conduct, acting as a resource and/or leader when the need arises.
                    • By documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
                    • PROMOTES THE DEVELOPMENT OF GOOD SHEPHERD AS A SYSTEM
                    • By promoting the positive image of Good Shepherd;
                    • acting as a preceptor for new associates or students;
                    • communicating performance outcomes and results;
                    • responding to change in a constructive and positive manner.
                      * QUALIFICATIONS
                      • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                      • Education
                      • Associate's Degree in Nursing required
                      • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred
                      • Completion of a critical care course required
                      • Work Experience
                      • 1-2 years of intensive care or telemetry experience required
                      • Licenses / Certifications
                      • Registered Nurse license required
                      • Basic Life Support / CPR, as a healthcare provider, per the American Heart Association required

Keywords: Good Shepherd Rehab, Allentown , Registered Nurse - Float Pool II - Lucrative Sign-On Bonus!, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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