PHB Registered Nurse - Senior Transitions


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.


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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