St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Registered Nurse (R.N.) is responsible for providing individualized pre and post operative patient care based on the nursing process. The nurse provides safe, efficient and compassionate care to the ambulatory surgical patient. The nurse educates the patient and relevant family about all aspects of care related to surgical intervention.
- Maintains confidentiality of all information handled within the Network.
- Demonstrates competency in the range of treatment, knowledge of growth and
development and communication skills appropriate to the age of the patient.
- Considers the emotional, social, and educational needs of the patient in assessing,
planning, implementing and evaluating care.
- Develops and documents a collaborative plan of care with the patient, relevant family
and other health care team members.
- Identifies expected patient outcomes.
- Implements and documents patient care interventions and evaluates the
the effectiveness of these measures.
- Communicates pertinent patient information to the appropriate health care providers.
- Coordinates and prioritizes patient care appropriately.
- Actively participates in identifying unit needs and supports unit goals and objectives.
- Maintains responsibility for own professional development through participation in
continuing education programs.
- Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and
environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
- Demonstrates/models the Network's core values and customer service standards of
performance (AIDET) in interactions with all internal and external customers.
- Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical
Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
- Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient
use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
Other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Consistently lift, push and carry objects up to 10lbs. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 400lbs. Via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs. Frequently pull up to 250 lbs. With assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop,bend, crouch, kneel, and climb. Frequently reach above shoulder level.
Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, and turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual monotony
(e.g., computer screen).
POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS:
At risk for cuts and punctures, being confined to small spaces, slippery surfaces, assault and
battery, radiation, chemical and biohazards, injuries from operating machinery, burns, and back
injuries. Potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB).
Must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator. Must wear Personal Protective
Equipment as defined in Hospital Infection Control Policy.
Follow MSDS and OSHA precautions for exposure to biological and chemical hazards. (Category 1)
MOST COMPLEX DUTY:
Using the nursing process to provide individualized, professional nursing care to patients.
SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO):
Supervised by the Patient Care Manager and Clinical Coordinator.
Directs care delivered by ancillary personnel.
Must be able to communicate effectively with other departments, patients, families, the community, and the medical staff.
Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Current registered Nurse license to practice in the state of Pennsylvania.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Successful completion of BLS.
Completion of a basic EKG and Arrhythmia Course.
Basic computer skills are mandatory.
Varying hours based on the needs of the department.
Full time/part time/flex as scheduled.
Primary schedule: 11:00a- 9:30p (2 days a week)
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.