Registered Nurse, St. Vincent 2 North General Surgery (Casual)

Job ID: J158610
Company: Allegheny Health Network
Location: Erie,PA,US
Full/Part Time: Part time
Job Type: Rotational (United States of America)
AHN Facility: Saint Vincent Hospital
Posted Date: May 13, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description :

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

The Registered Nurse assesses human responses and plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for individuals or families for whom the nurse is responsible. The Registered Nurse is fully responsible for all actions as a licensed nurse and is accountable to patients for the quality of care delivered.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The registered nurse provides leadership in a professional practice setting.
  • Team player who contributes to building the team by helping others succeed through role modeling and mentoring.
  • Assigns or delegates tasks based on the needs of the patient and skill level of the RN, LPN or support staff. Assigns duties and lunches for staff when performing charge role.
  • Considers maintenance of a safe environment, patient condition, complexity of the intervention and predictability of the outcome.
  • Provides peers with both verbal and written feedback regarding clinical practice and role performance.
  • Shares knowledge and skills with peers and colleagues.
  • Willingly accepts mistakes of self and others, creating a culture in which risk taking is not only safe but expected.
  • Participates on interdisciplinary team to evaluate clinical care or health services.
  • Promotes patient safety initiatives (ex: National Patient Safety Goals).
  • Participates in department specific quality initiatives ( ex: EBP population specific). Assures appropriate order sets are used.
  • Supervises delegates and evaluates assigned LPN scope of practice as appropriate.
  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, evaluate and implement a patient plan of care according to the individual needs of the patient as prescribed by physician, nurse and hospital policy including patient and family.
  • Derives culturally and age appropriate expected outcomes involving the patient, family and other health care providers.
  • Analyzes the health status of the individuals and families comparing the data with the norm, when possible, to determine patient care needs.
  • Assesses patient reports/records change of condition and notifies physician and/or supervisor and intervenes appropriately and documents accordingly.
  • Accepts assignments in areas other than primary unit, and performs duties within individualized competency.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous lifelong learning for self and others.
  • Promotes advancement of the profession through participation in professional organizations.
  • Seeks both formal and independent learning activities using current research findings and other evidence to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and knowledge.
  • Participates in systematic peer review and obtains informal feedback regarding one’s own practice from patients, peers, professional colleagues and others. Identifies areas of strength, as well as, areas in which professional development would be beneficial.
  • Meets time and attendance guidelines per hospital policy.
  • Continuously evaluates and assesses patient and family satisfaction.
  • Participates I department specific patient satisfaction initiatives.
  • Promotes compassionate communication that is patient and family centered.
  • Assesses for and attempts to resolve patient/family concerns.
  • Utilizes effective time management skills to complete assigned duties and responsibilities within established work shift.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Completed RN training program and have PA RN licensure or have applied for practice permit
  • CPR Certification

Preferred

  • Certification in area of specialty

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements. 

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BENEFITS

Total Rewards Program

In addition to competitive pay rates and flexible career growth, we show our employee appreciation through a comprehensive Total Rewards package, including:

  • Medical and prescription drug, dental and vision coverages for your and your eligible dependents
  • Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and disability insurance
  • Employer-sponsored 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off, including paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Voluntary benefits
  • Employee discounts
Wellness Resources and Programs
Employees have access to the following wellness programs and resources:
  • Work-life resources, such as employee assistance programs and financial counseling services
  • 24/7 telephone access to health and wellness coaching to achieve personal goals
  • Onsite pharmacy services at major campuses
  • Fitness center access for all employees inclusive of showers, lockers, and group exercise classes at major Highmark campuses, Allegheny General Hospital & West Penn Hospital
  • Access to chronic condition management programs when enrolled in the employer-sponsored medical plan
  • 100% coverage for preventive exams, including flu shots
  • Incentive program that rewards employees
  • Secure bicycle parking at major campuses
  • Healthy food options at onsite cafeterias
  • Employee networks to gather in the name of health
  • Onsite seated massage and stress management classes including yoga, mindfulness and meditation

LIVING IN PITTSBURGH

Pittsburgh, PA is home to Highmark Health’s corporate headquarters, as well as the headquarters of many of our businesses and a majority of our career opportunities. When you live and work in Pittsburgh, you’ll experience a wide variety of lifestyle advantages. Take a look around and you’ll quickly see why Pittsburgh is one of America’s most liveable, most affordable, safest and happiest cities. Learn more about this exciting and inviting location:

Location

Facility

About St. Vincent Hospital

At Saint Vincent Hospital, we put our patients at the center of everything we do. Along with quality care, we’re committed to exceptional customer service and convenience as we continually strive to improve the patient and customer experience.

Though we maintain a close-knit, small hospital atmosphere, we also feature some of the latest clinical technology – from advanced MRI treatment to state-of-the-art da Vinci® surgical robots. In addition, thanks to a $115 million commitment from Allegheny Health Network and additional support from the Saint Vincent Foundation, we are pursuing a number of exciting projects to extend and expand our legacy of excellent care and community service.

These projects include:
  • New Women and Infant Center
  • New Cancer Center
  • New Women’s Center
  • New Emergency Department

We have achieved a number of high rankings according to Quantros and its independent CareChex® analysis – based on quality, safety and satisfaction.

We are #1 in the Erie region in:
  • Heart attack treatment and cancer care
  • Major neurosurgery and trauma care

As one of the largest employers in the Erie area, we feature a wide range of rewarding career opportunities.

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