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RN Inpatient Wound Ostomy Main Hospital (40 Hours/Week/Day Shift) Experienced RN_BSN Sign On Bonus!


At Lancaster General Health, our culture is what sets us apart and creates a lasting impression of our health system in the community and in the hearts of our patients and their families. A role with us is more than just a job, we ask that you Live Your Legacy at LGH by finding your passion in your everyday role, committing to those you serve, and reaching for your personal best.

We are recognized as 1 of only 9 hospitals in the entire country with awards in Medicare.Gov, LEAPFROG and Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals. We have attained five year Magnet ® recognition status for the fifth time with the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) and we are the 2018 recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Prize in recognition of the commitment to community service.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

Live Your Passion. Live Your Best. Live Your Commitment. Live Your Legacy.

Summary

Provides comprehensive direct nursing care to patients with wounds, ostomy or incontinence issues. Supports the educational needs of health care professionals, and the community as an expert in the field of wound and ostomy management. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups:  neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: neonatal (birth to 30 days), pediatric (30 days through 12 years), adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).

Job Description

This position is located in Lancaster, Pa at Lancaster General Hospital

Registered Nurses at Lancaster General Health collaborate with their peers and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to provide a comprehensive and high quality approach to patient care.  We often find ourselves rounding with physicians, sharing assessments and providing recommendations, confident that our observations and suggestions are received with respect and consideration.  We have a voice and we are instrumental in our patient care throughout their treatment plan.

We are actively engaged in daily improvement huddles to drive change in clinical practices and improve patient care and outcomes.  Through our RN clinical ladder program, we find opportunities to advance our skills, education and leadership; and contribute to our floor’s governing council to encourage shared decision making while having a positive impact on care quality and the patient experience.   Members of our nursing team are dedicated and supportive, we create a workplace where RNs can continue to learn, grow and succeed. 

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

  • Documents relevant patient care information impacting the plan of care placing emphasis on achievement of patient outcomes.

  • Develops educational tools for Wound and Ostomy Care to enhance the learning process and to promote discharge planning.  Educates nursing personnel and other health care providers regarding wound and ostomy evidence based care.   

  • Evaluates and monitors effective skin care protocol and utilization of specialty beds.

  • Collaborates with the professional nurse directing the patient’s care to assist in establishing a patient assessment focusing on physiological, psychological, and cognitive functions.

  • Functions as a resource person in the education and counseling of wound and ostomy care to patients/significant others to assist   in meeting their learning and emotional needs

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

  • Develops new practices, clinical programs, and systems necessary to support changing patient care needs.  Participates in the development and review of patient care standards, protocols and guidelines.

  • Monitors utilization of supplies and equipment for treatment of wound and ostomy care based on evidence based research and established standards for equipment and facilities.

  • Participates in appropriate professional and community organizations.

  • Functions as a patient advocate.

  • Participates in peer review activities identifying learning needs of practice related issues to enhance patient outcomes.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse, issued by the PA State Board of Nursing. 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or higher level nursing degree is required.
  • National certification by the Wound Ostomy, Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB)

  • A health care provider in good standing with Medicare, Medicaid and other federal and state health insurance programs, i.e. not excluded from participation in Medicare, Medicaid or any other federal or state health insurance program.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) years of experience in a clinically related field.

  • Previous experience leading support groups/counseling.

  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills.

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.

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Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.

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.

LGH Full Time Posted on 09/14/2021