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Excela Health RN SUBSIDIARY in Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Description

The Registered Nurse assesses, plans, implements and evaluates the care for a designated group of patients. The Registered Nurse coordinates, directs and actively participates as an effective member of the interdisciplinary health care team, contributing to the efficient operation of the unit and promoting positive patient outcomes.Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one’s own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela’s missions, vision and values.

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops, review professional publications, establish personal networks, and participate in professional societies.

  • Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards, measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards, making or recommending necessary adjustments, and following system/hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.

  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.

  • Document patient care services by charting in patient and department records.

  • Maintain continuity among nursing teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs using Nurse Knowledge Exchange techniques.

  • Maintain patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Identify patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients, and other persons in a position to understand care requirements.

  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.

  • Promote patient's independence by establishing patient care goals, teaching patient/family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills, and answering questions.

  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.

  • Resolve patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.

  • Maintain a cooperative relationship among health care teams by communicating information, responding to requests, building rapport, and participating in team continuous quality improvement and problem-solving methods.

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements by following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.

  • Maintain nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, verifying receipt of supplies, and using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

  • Cognitive ability to function and concentrate on the essential and specialty functions of the job at a high level.

  • Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing an essential or specialty function of the job.

  • Ability to think and concentrate for an entire shift.

Specialty Job Functions

  • Provide leadership and coordinate employees within the COVID testing area.

  • Assist with scheduling of COVID testing employees.

  • Complete testing of patients for COVID-19.

  • Provide advice based on protocols and physician instructions and directs patients to the appropriate level of care.

  • Sign off on the logs for both the face-to-face and drive-thru areas four times a day.

  • Facilitate patient's access to prescription refills based on physician order.

  • Obtain prior authorizations and/or assists with indigent programs per physician order based on the patient's financial status or insurance coverage.

  • Change air filters in negative air pressure areas.

  • Assist in data collection as directed by the manager/physician.

  • Incorporate into practice performance improvement initiatives that have been implemented.

  • Maintain the environment of care and ensure that supplies in patient care areas are replenished daily.

  • Order needed testing supply such as swabs, PPE, and other testing materials.

  • Consistently maintains a clean and safe work environment.

  • Follow policies pertaining to daily/weekly/ monthly quality control for refrigerator temperature, and equipment controls.

  • Uses two patient identifiers, name and DOB, prior to testing.

  • Follows appropriate procedures when collecting patient specimens.

  • Accurately records patient test results on appropriate result form and testing log.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program required.

  • Two (2) to four (4) years’ experience in nursing.

  • Strong leadership ability, good organizational skills, independent thinking and decision-making ability, analytical problem solving skills, sound judgment, excellent oral and written communication skills, must be able to function in a team environment, and knowledge of legal aspects and liability of nursing practice.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred.

License, Certification & Clearances

  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania required.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) approved curriculum of the American Heart Association (CPR and AED) program required.

  • PA Act 153 Clearance.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but may serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Regular, consistent, on-site and timely attendance.

  • Incumbent will be scheduled based on operational need (rotate shifts, standby, on-call, etc.).

  • Travel may be expected locally between Excela Health locations.

LEAN

  • Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one’s own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela’s missions, vision and values.

AAP/EEO

  • Excela Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Excela Health to prohibit discrimination of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, non-job related disability, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected class. Excela Health will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

Qualifications

Skills

Required

  • BASIC OFFICE/COMPUTERS: Expert

  • COPIER: Expert

  • FAX MACHINE: Expert

  • MICROSOFT OFFICE: Expert

Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • BLS (AHA)

  • REGISTERED NURSE

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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