Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Location: US:PA: Hershey
Work Type: Part Time
Hours: 8:00a - 5:00p
Recruiter Contact: Lindsay Simon at [email protected]
**$15,000 Sign On Bonus! – eligible to those that qualify**
Penn State Hershey Medical Center is Central Pennsylvania’s only Academic Medical Center, Level 1 Regional Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, and Tertiary Care Provider. As a four-time Magnet-designated hospital, Hershey Medical Center values the hard work and dedication that our nurses exhibit every day. Through our core values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Excellence, our nurses are a team committed to compassionate care for our diverse patient population, our community and each other. As a valued team member, we promote continued professional development, specialty certification, continuing education and career growth.
Located in Hershey, PA, Hershey Medical Center is part of a strong community that is enriched with socially-minded organizations and individuals working to create a wonderful place to live. In the heart of Central Pennsylvania, Hershey is a combination of rural, suburban and city living that is within a short distance to some of the busiest east coast cities including New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia. To learn more, visit https://www.pennstatehealth.org/careers/
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Staff Nurse, RN is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to a designated group of patients. The nurse will establish goals and priorities of nursing care. The nurse will develop a written plan of nursing care which includes patient education and discharge planning. The staff nurse will be responsible for documentation of care given with patient progress. The RN will work collaboratively with the medical staff in matters of patient care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES- The percentage of time spent performing essential functions is 95%. Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
Assesses the biopsychosocial nursing need of patients through interview and observations.
Establishes goals and priorities of nursing care.
Develops a written plan of nursing care, which includes patient teaching and discharge planning.
Implements 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.
Transcribes and executes physician's orders accurately and promptly.
Communicates patients progress and needs to appropriate physician.
Keeps supervisor informed of unit activity and condition of patients.
Collaborates 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.
Communicates patient needs and plan of care to other nurses through shift reports, care plans, and patient conferences.
Assists in teaching patient care procedures to other nursing staff members as appropriate.
Assists in peer review through the evaluation of the effectiveness of patient care.
Participates actively in selected committee activities when needed.
Responsible for identification of own-learning needs and attending inservice and continuing education program to improve and maintain professional knowledge and skills.
Responsible for daily triage of calls for patients of the Hemophilia Treatment Center.
Responsible for coordination of care for bleeding disorder patients.
May assist with active or future research projects.
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES- The percentage of time spent performing secondary functions is 5%. The following duties are considered secondary to the essential duties listed above:
Performs other duties as assigned.
Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by State of employment
AHA BLS prior to end of orientation period
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.
Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.
Union: SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania