Weekend Registered Nurse, Bethlehem CW3 Ortho Unit (Days)

St Luke's University Health Network Bethlehem , PA 18018

Posted 1 week ago

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees, students, nursing school instructors and volunteers. Together, they are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees, students, nursing school instructors and volunteers 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 improves access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

St. Luke's offers many opportunities for our student population. We hope you will find these opportunities equally fulfilling and rewarding. Prior to starting your student internship or your nursing school instructor assignment at St. Luke's, it will be necessary for you to complete specific requirements and orientation materials, which you will need to provide during the student/nursing school instructor application process.

The Registered Nurse (RN) delivers nursing care for patients across their life span, and through the nursing process, assesses, plans, implements, and documents the effects of care. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-team personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the RN are carried out according to the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement, and the Philosophy of the Department of Nursing.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs in depth, systematic assessment of all assigned patients.

  • Formulates collaborative and individualized plan of care and identifies expected patient outcomes, using the nursing process.

  • Implements, evaluates and documents patient care interventions and effectiveness in accordance with care plan.

  • Organizes, coordinates and prioritizes patient care consistently utilizing available resources.

  • Maintains an awareness of unit budget.

  • Functions as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to co-workers.

  • Takes active role in unit-based performance improvement.

  • Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing education programs.

  • Complies with established chain of command for work related problems.

  • Participates in identifying unit needs and supports unit goals and objectives that contribute to the growth of the Patient Services Department.

  • Maintains departmental records for administrative and regulatory purposes.

  • Collaborates with other caregivers to assure appropriate staffing levels on all shifts.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 10 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transports patients weighing up to 500 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above should level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision.

EDUCATION:

Current RN license in the State of Pennsylvania.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

One year medical/surgical experience preferred. Individualized orientation program for all areas. Evidence of successful completion of BLS.

Please complete your student/nursing school instructor application using your full legal name and current home address in addition to any other personal information. You will also be required to upload specific documents for your internship/assignment.

Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's.


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