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The Surgical Group

Hours: Full time Office RN, Monday through Friday varying shifts 8-5 PM.  No weekends or holidays.

Location: Lancaster, PA

POSITION SUMMARY: Facilitates patient care in an office setting by performing patient assessments, focusing on physiologic, psychological, and cognitive functions, through patient/provider office visits, nurse visits, and telephone triage. Collaborates with Physician and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) to provide patient care and assumes responsibility and accountability as defined by the American Nurses Association standards of nursing practice.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Functions as an independent and interdependent member of the health care team in support of the care needs of the surgical patient population.
  • Performs patient assessments, focusing on physiologic, psychological, and cognitive functions, through patient/provider office visits, nurse visits, and telephone triage. Collects and manages comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or the situation, and concisely relays medical information to physician or APP.
  • Analyzes the assessment data to determine the diagnosis or issues.  Formulates age-appropriate and culturally and ethically sensitive plan of care.
  • Reviews and analyzes laboratory and diagnostic results prior to physicians and APPs, uses critical thinking when communicating results with providers and when discussing with patients.
  • Implements care in a knowledgeable manner and coordinates patient care across several disciplines and among caregivers. 
  • Provides leadership to other members of the team by effectively communicating expected standards of care and encouraging and supporting team members and their contributions.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and a commitment to our values of privacy, quality, respect, service and teamwork.
  • Assigns, delegates and intervenes as appropriate to assure that the plan of care is carried out, continuity of care is provided and that established outcomes are achieved through availability and appropriated utilization of human, material and financial resources.
  • Educates patients and family members about healthy practices, treatment modalities, medications, non-invasive and invasive procedures.
  • Facilitates invasive procedure patient education, scheduling and coordination.
  • Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practices.  Utilizes technology where appropriate.
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the planning and delivery of nursing services.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Manages rapidly changing situations following established protocols, coordinating and accessing appropriate health team members and resources, and documenting events. 
  • Participates in process improvement activities with an emphasis on increasing continuity in the nurse to patient relationship, minimizing rework and redundancies; constantly seeks ways to improve processes, increase efficiency, finds solutions to current situations or develops new methods and procedures.
  • Completes mandatory education and training that includes review of age-specific needs, caring behaviors, and interpersonal skills as relevant to the care of the surgical patient population.
  • Maintains a safe working environment through compliance with established evidence-based practice policies and procedures and timely reporting of safety variances.
  • Seeks experiences and formal and independent learning activities to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and knowledge.
  • Provides supervision, including guidance, counseling and mentoring, to targeted peers and subordinates to enhance the learning experiences and improve the professional practice environment within the designated work setting.
  • Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • RN licensure, issued by the PA Board of Nursing
  • CPR Certification - American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support, formerly Healthcare Provider (AHA Heart Saver courses for CPR are not accepted).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Inpatient or Outpatient General and Vascular surgery experience/knowledge

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely. #L1-MDI

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

CAMPUS Full Time Posted on 07/26/2022