LTACH - NURSING
Day or Night Shifts
7A to 7:30P or 7P to 7:30A
RN - Registered Nurse
2+ years preferred
LTACH level nursing is a specialty that exists to care for patients who are experiencing life-threatening health crises within a patient / family centered model of care. Our nurses work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to provide advanced coordination of patient care considering the unique physical, psychosocial and cultural needs of the patient and family. Lifelong learning and the spirit of enquiry are essential for the advancement of critical thinking and advancement of the nursing process in this patient population.
USES NURSING PROCESS AS A FRAMEWORK TO DELIVER CARE:
Gathers physiological and psychosocial data on admission and at regular intervals, analyzes and validates data from multiple sources to make complex decisions about priorities of care in life threatening and non-life threatening situations.
Sets goals to organize assignment; collaborates with patients and their families on the patient's desired goals; acting on physician's orders in a timely manner; developing independent nursing interventions appropriate to the patient's response to care; documents interventions and their resultant responses in order to improve systems that support patient care.
ESTABLISHES A COMPASSIONATE ENVIRONMENT
By providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families. Advocates for the concerns of the patient, their families and the community we serve. Collaborates with the inter professional team to promote palliative or end-of-life discussions, support and care when appropriate.
PROMOTES PATIENT'S INDEPENDENCE
Teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, safety, and self-care skills; answering questions. Assists patient and family in self-determination and informed decision making.
ASSURES QUALITY OF CARE
Incorporates professional, legal, ethical and critical care standards into practice. Adheres to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by State Nurse Practice Act, and other governing agencies.
MAINTAINS SAFE AND CLEAN WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Integrates data to anticipate, prevent and recognize injury or dysfunction that may contribute to a life-threatening health crisis or alteration in health. Complies with procedures, rules, and regulations for safety and infection control; keeping patient rooms in a neat and orderly fashion, cleaning assigned equipment or areas according to procedure and adhering to medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
RESPECTS PATIENTS AND THE ORGANIZATION
Emphasizing the value of patient and family contribution to the plan of care, the LTACH nurse demonstrates effective interpersonal communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Recognizes patient rights, patient privacy; and keeps information confidential and responding to requests with diplomacy and tact.
ENSURES OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT
By completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; processing requisitions for repair; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. Attends ongoing skill and competency training to maintain the qualifications necessary to operate equipment and execute protocols.
MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
Participates in ongoing learning experiences and activities to develop and maintain clinical and professional knowledge and skills. Seeks learning opportunities that reflect current and evidenced-based practice.
Maintains licensure requirements and participates in all mandatory education. Maintains professional records or a portfolio that provides evidence of competence and lifelong learning.
DEMONSTRATES FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
Checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying
receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
CONTRIBUTES TO ORGANIZATIONAL TEAM EFFORT
Collaborates with the patient, family and inter professional team. Seeks to effect appropriate changes that produces positive outcomes, participates in performance improvement projects and adheres to standards that govern behavior among the team to create a healthy work environment that promotes cooperation, respect and trust.
MAINTAINS A COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIP AMONG HEALTH CARE TEAMS
By accomplishing related results as needed, following through on delegated tasks, responding to co-workers requests for assistance, demonstrating behaviors as defined by the GSSH code of conduct, acting as a resource and/or leader when the need arises. By documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
PROMOTES THE DEVELOPMENT OF GOOD SHEPHERD AS A SYSTEM
By promoting the positive image of Good Shepherd; acting as a preceptor for new associates or students; communicating performance outcomes and results; responding to change in a constructive and positive manner.
Minimum Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in nursing required.
Minimum Experience Requirements:
Two years of intensive care or telemetry experience strongly preferred.
License/Certifications: Current PA RN license and ACLS certification for health care worker.
PCCN or CCRN certification preferred. Successful completion of a critical care course required.
GOOD SHEPHERD'S UNIVERSAL FLU PROGRAM
As a health-care provider, we have a professional and ethical obligation to protect our patients and residents from developing further complications.
To protect our patients and residents, Good Shepherd is now requiring influenza (flu) vaccinations for all Associates, licensed independent practitioners, contracted, agency and temporary employees, students and volunteers.
Good Shepherd is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law.
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