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*PHB - General RN 2018 Application

Overview
We at Penn Highlands Brookville (PHB), in affiliation with Penn Highlands Healthcare, are very proud of our record in both cost effectiveness and innovation. As our 34 plus bed hospital evolves to meet today's ever- changing health care needs, the main focus remains on the patient and PHB's role in the community. The hospital has experienced enormous changes since its founding in 1919. Today, technological changes in health care are occurring at an even faster rate. While the hospital has kept pace with these rapid changes, its strength lies in the personalized healthcare given by the PHB family, which includes the physicians, employees, and board of directors.
To fulfill this mission and vision, we focus on bringing together talented healthcare professionals who believe that the best way to treat patients is to offer individualized medical care in an environment that is friendly, personalized, and close to home. In order to serve our patients in this manner, we are actively recruiting individuals who want to work in this type of environment.
Responsibilities
Complies with PENN HIGHLANDS BROOKVILLE policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
Obtains patient history and conducts appropriate patient assessment
Collaborates with the health care team to develop and manage the plan of care,
Involving patient/significant other whenever possible
Implements appropriate nursing care to meet patient needs
Evaluates patient's response to medical, nursing, and other discipline interventions and takes appropriate action
Administers medications, monitors effectiveness, and takes appropriate action as needed in accordance with policies and procedures.
Proficient in starting and managing IV administration
Responds appropriately to changes in patient condition.
Consults medical record for pertinent patient information, such as diagnostic test results, physician progress notes.
Implements the plan of care according to physician's, nursing orders, and nursing care standards.
Appropriately delegates to, and manages patient care delivered by support staff.
Identifies patient learning needs on admission and throughout the hospital stay.
Collaborates with health care team to develop and implement the discharge plan of care.
Prepares the patient and significant others for appropriate home management regarding medications and the follow up plan of care.
Actively participates in the orientation including cultural and social integration of new staff.
When serving as preceptor, collaborates with staff member and manager/charge nurse to manage the learning process and develop individualized action plans as needs are identified.
Achieves educational credits to meet hospital and/or licensing/certification requirements.
Presents information obtained at education conferences to staff members.
Participates in the development and advancement of departmental standards, policies, and other clinical/professional initiatives.
Conducts self in professional manner in dress, actions, and interpersonal communication.
Assures environment of safety for patients, significant others, and co-workers.
Informs Manager/Nursing Supervisor of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate.
Demonstrates effective problem solving skills for clinical and departmental issues.
General duties as directed.
Qualifications
Graduate of an accepted School of Nursing
Current Pennsylvania License as a Registered Nurse required
Heart Saver CPR Certification required
Acute Care Experience preferred
ACLS Certification preferred



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