Registered Nurse/RN-Ground Floor Surgery

Penn State Health

Posted 7 months ago

Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Shift: Days
Education Level: Not Stated
Certificates: Not Stated
Experience Level: All|Experienced
Compensation: NA

Registered Nurse/RN-Ground Floor Surgery

Job ID: 6316
Category: Registered Nurse

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The M S Hershey Medical Center

JOB SUMMARY:
As a registered nurse at Penn State Hershey Medical Center you’re an integral part of our patient care. Our commitment to our 2,500+ nurses is evident in our achievements we have made together including our recent 3rd Magnet designation. As a valued team member we sponsor continued professional development, specialty certification, continuing education and career growth opportunities. Our hope is to spread inspiration everywhere we go and we have compiled amazing stories of recovery here: http://inspiredtogether.org

On our Ground Floor Surgery Unit, the RN assesses the biopsychosocial nursing need of patients through interview and observations and establishing goals and priorities of nursing care. Develop a written plan of nursing care, which includes patient teaching and discharge planning. Implementing nursing plan through the giving of direct care and/or by delegating to other professional and non-professional staff. Responsible for documentation of care given and patient progress. Transcribe and execute physician’s orders accurately and promptly. Communicate patient’s progress and needs to appropriate physician. Keep supervisor informed of unit activity and condition of patients. Collaborate effectively with the medical staff in matters of patient care. Seek assistance from supervisor as necessary in clinical problem solving, execution of procedures and use of equipment. Assume charge nurse responsibility when requested. Communicate patient needs and plan of care to other nurses through shift reports, care plans, and patient conferences. Assist in teaching patient care procedures to other nursing staff members as appropriate. Assist in peer review through the evaluation of the effectiveness of patient care. Participate actively in selected committee activities when needed. Responsible for identification of own-learning needs and attending in-service and continuing education programs to improve and maintain professional knowledge and skills. Need to have leadership ability, flexibility and a positive attitude. When census is low, you will be required to float to other units within the hospital.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

*Registered Nurse with license to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania required OR Registered Nurse from another state with a Temporary PA Practice Permit required.

*Six months RN experience required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

*Able to sit occasionally; stand constantly; walk frequently.

*Able to lift/carry 0-10 lbs frequently; 11-50 lbs occasionally.

*Able to push/pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.

*Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.

*Able to use hand for simple/firm grasping.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/ Disabled.

Union:SEIU

IND567

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