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PHB Registered Nurse - Senior Transitions

Overview
We at Penn Highland Brookville (PHB), in affilation 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.
The Registered Nurse is responsible to the Unit RN Supervisor, 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 PENN HIGHLANDS BROOKVILLE policies and procedures, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state or local law and regulations
Obtains health information through interview process, assessment, and data collection
Collaborates with multidisciplinary team regarding nursing assessment findings and plan of care
Identifies patient problems/focus through physical assessment, interview, and observation
Implements nursing care in accordance with BrookvilleHospital standards of care, policies and procedures
Evaluates patient's response to medical, nursing, and other disciplines' interventions
Revises the plan of care with input from the patient, significant other, and other health care providers
Utilizes clinical and social resources
Administers medications according to policy/procedure/protocol i.e. patient ID, follows 5 R's, etc.
Maintains proficiency in starting and maintaining IV lines utilizing standard precautions
Responds appropriately to changes in patient condition
Reviews medical record for diagnostic test results on an ongoing basis
Conducts clinical rounds on patient assignment after receiving report
Implements the plan of care according to physician's, nursing orders, nursing care standards, and multidisciplinary team decision/recommendations
Identifies patient's biopsychosocial and learning needs on admission and throughout a patient's stay
Initiates discharge planning and collaborates with other multidisciplinary team members to achieve goals
Collaboratively develops and implements a teaching plan for discharge
Evaluates the results of patient teaching and discharge planning
Coordinates the written instruction provided to patients/significant others regarding medications, activities, diet, treatment, and follow-up plan of care with patients and/or significant others and documents accordingly
Provides didactic instruction on health and medication topics
In collaboration with multidisciplinary team, plans patient care based on the priority of needs and available resources
Delegates and supervises assignment to other staff members according to patient needs and abilities of personnel
Reports changes in patient's condition to physician and nursing personnel and follows-up
Conducts a shift summary by reporting on assigned patients
Performs responsibilities for patient care/unit operation
Monitors patient's response to interventions performed by other staff members
Utilizes cost effective measures in delivering patient care
Monitors the environment of care and implements measures to maintain safety of staff, patients, and visitors
Supports and demonstrates understanding of mission and goals of the unit
Facilitates the admission process based on efficiency, effectiveness and customer service
Orients and/or preceptors new staff
Demonstrates welcoming behavior to new employees
Introduces new staff to all health care team members
Assures socialization of new staff (i.e. take along to lunch, breaks, and educational programs)
Serves as resource person for new staff
Participates in the development of an individualized orientation plan that is based on the new staff member's education, experience, competence, and unit priorities
Utilizes educational resources as indicated
Follows unit-based performance standards as criteria for evaluation of new staff
Participates in the evaluation process of new staff members on a regular basis
When functioning as a preceptor/mentor, submits a written progress report on new staff members to the director/manager as per unit protocol
Complies with departmental and hospital polices regarding attendance and work schedule
Participates in the development and revision of competency-based standards of care and unit based goals and objectives
Attends in-service programs on new products/equipment and procedures
Presents information obtained at education conferences to staff members
Participates in the improvement of department through individual or work team contributions
Provides feedback to enhance coworker performance
Participates in unit staff meetings as scheduled
Complies with departmental and unit policies regarding dress code
Develops and promotes professional relationships
Utilizes appropriate resources for problem resolution
Solves those problems that are within their scope of responsibility and practice
Informs Unit RN Supervisor/Program Manager of unusual or difficult patient care problems and consults with ANC Supervisor Unit as needed
Appropriately communicates evaluation of patient response to intervention to the multidisciplinary team
Performs patient safety/observation checks every 15 minutes
Complies with contraband policy
Manages changes in behavior that puts the patient or others at risk
Complies with restraint/seclusion policies
General duties as directed.
Qualifications
Current Pennsylvania Registered Nurse license or Temporary Practice Permit required
Previous behavioral health experience preferred
Comprehensive Crisis Management training (or must obtain within one year of start date) required



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