PRN RN - Med/Surg/Peds in Roaring Spring, PA at Nason Medical Center

Date Posted: 8/16/2022

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Job Description

Nason Medical Center

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is seeking a PRN Registered Nurse for our Medical / Surgical Unit.  The Staff Nurse has authority and accountability for decision making relative to the nursing care of his/her patients. The degree of independence for decision making is based on his/her knowledge or skill level as determined by the Nurse Manager/Clinical Supervisor. The Staff Nurse will utilize the nursing process to coordinate total nursing care for patients, participate in patient and family education, provide leadership by interacting appropriately with staff, physicians and other departments to meet patient/family needs and will provide care that is consistent with professional and hospital standards.

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center is a 45-bed hospital that serves rural and suburban populations in Roaring Spring, Altoona, and parts of Blair, Bedford, and Huntingdon counties.  Caring for the community since 1900, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center prides itself on providing safe, high quality, compassionate care.  With a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization lab, Conemaugh Nason offers a range of inpatient and outpatient cardiac services close to home when every minute matters. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency care as an accredited chest pain center, and offers comprehensive outpatient, imaging, diagnostic, and specialty services. As a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader, Conemaugh Nason is leading the way among peers by delivering the highest quality of care for patients.

Conemaugh Nason is also a member of the Conemaugh Health System, a Duke LifePoint Healthcare system. Conemaugh Health System serves more than a half-million patients each year through the Nason Physician Group, Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of four hospitals, specialty clinics and patient-focused programs.

Job Requirements

Essential Functions:

Demonstrated effective utilization of nursing process as basis for nursing practices

Develops an individualized care plan to meet the patient’s physical, emotional and psychological needs of each patient.

Plans appropriate nursing intervention, regularly evaluates the patients response to care and regularly reviews and updates to reflect changing needs.

Develops a discharge plan with the physician, patient, and family and works to prepare patient for discharge

Completes discharge instruction record as per physician direction and reviews information with patient/family to assure knowledge of self-care in a timely manner. Completes transfer and obtains appropriate consents when patient is transferred to another facility and gives complete report to care giver who will be accepting responsibility for care of patient.

Completes education record and/or transfer record in EMR.

Demonstrates effectiveness in coordinating care, identifying needs and making appropriate referrals.

Demonstrate clinical competence in caring for patients and provides care according to hospital policies, procedures, and standards of practice.

Administer medications and IV therapies accurately in a safe and effective manner, monitors effect identifies and reports any adverse effects.

Educates patients on new medications, provides info on reason for med and adverse effects to watch for.

Accurately accounts for narcotics as per procedures and documents all medications administered.

Recognizes errors and adverse reactions and reports them in a timely manner.

Functions according to the State Nurse Practice Act and delivers care that is consistent with the policies, procedures and standards of Conemaugh Nason Medical Center.

Provides for patient safety and security needs by maintaining a clean and safe environment and placing call bell within patients reach at all times.

Demonstrates understanding of hospital infection control procedures and utilizes appropriate handwashing and universal precautions at all times.

Promptly answers patient call lights, and fulfills patient request as soon as possible. Makes patient rounds hourly and as needed to assess patient needs.

Maintains patient care equipment, reports malfunctions and requisitions service appropriately.

Utilizes effective communication skills in interpersonal relationships with patients, family members and other members of the health care team to maintain an environment in which staff work together

Communicates pertinent patient care information at the change of shift via BSSR.

Communicates significant changes in patient's condition to the team leader, physician and supervisor in a timely manner.

Monitors patients hourly or every 2 hours.

Regularly reports complaints of patients, visitors and physicians through personal action or referral to a higher authority.

Completes and documents performance improvement activities, participates in problem identification and carries out actions to improve patient care.

Demonstrates leadership abilities and assumes leadership role.

Functions independently by demonstrating responsibility for the delivery of care to all assigned patients on the unit.

Directs, supervises and evaluates care delivered by ancillary staff members. Serves as a professional role model for staff and a preceptor for new personnel.

Manages conflict and frustration in a positive and constructive manner and accepts constructive criticism regarding own nursing judgments or actions.

Utilizes appropriate lines of authority within the organizational structure.

Demonstrates competence in assessing patient care needs and utilizing appropriate staff to provide for patient care.

Uses supplies efficiently and with regard to both effectiveness and cost.

Maintains an orderly and therapeutic environment by keeping patient rooms and nurses’ station clean, safe, uncluttered, and free of unneeded supplies/equipment.

Demonstrates accountability for personal and professional standards.

Maintains current knowledge in area/s of present nursing practice, appropriate certification and completion of competencies for assigned unit.

Demonstrates understanding of emergency and internal/external disaster plans as evidenced by appropriate response to these situations.

Positively impacts and improves nursing practice (e.g. serving on team, assisting with development/revision of departmental standards) through proactive action.

Organizational Expectations

Demonstrates support of the mission, vision, values, goals and general policies of Conemaugh Nason Medical Center.

Complies with corporate compliance guidelines and requirements of federal, state and local regulatory and accrediting agencies.

Adheres to the standards of professional ethics and handles confidential information in strict conformance with departmental and Medical Center policies.

Provides quality care and services consistent with Medical Center standards and participates in the Medical Center’s Continuous Quality Improvement Program.

Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in response to unexpected changes in the workload, emergencies, staffing and scheduling.

Uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment and a professional attitude when relating with co-workers, patients, families, and visitors.

Performs duties in a self-directed and cooperative manner with minimal need for supervision. Uses time constructively for maximum productivity.

Treats all co-workers, patients, families, and visitors with consideration to their rights, cultural diversity, privacy, comfort and emotional needs. Serves as a patient advocate and fosters a work culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Attends all mandatory trainings and completes all required Life Talent education assignments within a timely manner. Keeps updated regarding Medical Center changes through meeting attendance and review of posted information; attends briefs, debriefs, and huddles.

Abides by and references the Employee Handbook and other pertinent facility policies, including clinical, non-clinical, safety, and infection control.

Job Requirements:

Education

Graduate of a RN program required.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.

Required Licenses
Current Registered Nurse’s license in the state of Pennsylvania

BLS and ACLS Certifications

PALS preferred

Required Skills

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Possesses personal qualities which include kindness, understanding, respect, and/or ability to relate effectively to patients, families and co workers.

Strong computer skills.

Competitive wage, 401K, PTO, onsite occupational health and pharmacy. 


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