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PHB Registered Nurse - Ed/Med-Surg

Overview
We at Penn Highlands Brookville (PHB) 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.
The Registered Nurse is responsible to the Emergency Department Manager/Med-Surg Manager, and is to be clinically competent; delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation; and effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and other health care team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing.
Responsibilities
Complies with BROOKVILLE HOSPITAL policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
Uses the nursing process in the delivery of care as evidenced by but not limited to:
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 disciplines' interventions and takes appropriate action.
Demonstrates critical thinking and clinical competency in the delivery of patient care as evidenced by but not limited to:
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, clinical pathways and nursing care standards
Appropriately delegates to and manages patient care delivered by support staff
Manages patient teaching and discharge planning as evidenced by but not limited to:
Identifies patient learning needs on admission and throughout the episode of care
Collaborates with health care team to develop and implement the discharge plan
Prepares patient and significant others for appropriate home management regarding medications and follow up plan of care
Participates in the development of new staff as evidenced by but not limited to:
Actively participates in the orientation including cultural and social integrations of new staff
When serving as preceptor, collaborates with staff member and manager to manage the learning process and develop individualized action plans as needs are identified
Demonstrates professional accountability as evidenced by but not limited to:
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 coworkers
Informs Manager/Facility Supervisor of patient care situations and departmental problems as appropriate
Demonstrates effective problem solving skill for clinical and departmental issues
Unit specific duties:
Demonstrates competency in the recognition of cardiac arrhythmias and management of the acute cardiac and trauma patient.
Displays ability to assist physician in minor surgery, suturing, and procedures that require sterile technique.
Demonstrates competency in care of pediatric patients
Demonstrates competency in splint applications
General duties as directed.
Qualifications
Graduate of approved RN program required
One year recent acute care preferred
Current Pennsylvanis licensure as a Registered Nurse or Temporary Practice Permit required
ACLS required or must be obtained within 6 months of start date
PALS required or must be obtained within 12 months of start date in Emergency Department



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