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Registered Nurses on this team will be a part of a 14-bed service-line based medical-surgical unit. Patients typically are established Family and Community Medicine patients from one of the academic Family and Community Medicine medical group clinics. Patients on this unit are admitted from the Emergency Department or clinic with the typical array of problems requiring an acute care stay such as heart failure, pneumonia, liver failure, pancreatitis etc. This unit is staffed with an attending physician, medical residents, and two CRNPs in addition to staff nurses and patient care assistants. The average length of stay for patients is at least 4 days.
RNs are responsible to assess the biopsychosocial nursing need of patients through interview and observations. Establish goals and priorities of nursing care. Develop a written plan of nursing care, which includes patient teaching and discharge planning. Implement 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 patients' progress and needs to appropriate physician. Keeps supervisor informed of unit activity and condition of patients. Collaborate effectively with the medical staff in matters of patient care. Seeks assistance from supervisor as necessary in clinical problem solving, execution of procedures and use of equipment. Assumes 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.
Registered Nurse with a license to practice professional nursing in the state of Pennsylvania or a Registered Nurse from another state with a Temporary PA Practice Permit
6 months of experience working as a RN
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.
*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.
In addition to a rewarding career, we also offer great benefits including but not limited to:
Paid Time Off and Personal Time
Medical Benefits (No waiting period)
Dental and Vision Benefits
Penn State University Tuition Assistance (Full-Time Employees)
Elder Care/Child Care Resources
Company Sponsored 401K
Relocation Bonus for those who qualify
If chosen for this position, you may 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.
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