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.
We are currently seeking talented Nursing professionals to join
our ortho med/surg team. Continue your nursing career by joining a
nationally recognized teaching hospital with proven success
indicators. St. Luke's is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Stroke Center
and Tertiary Care teaching hospital. St. Luke's is the only
hospital in the Lehigh Valley and, in fact, in Pennsylvania, named
one of IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) 100 Top
Hospitals in the nation six times total & four years in a row.
Centennial Wing 3 is a 13 bed inpatient department specialized
in the care of orthopedic patients. This unit routinely cares for
post operative joint replacements including hips, knees, and
shoulders. CW3 is very structured, with a large focus on patient
recovery and mobility. Special attention is always paid to patient
satisfaction and involvement in post operative planning for
discharge home. The unit focuses on utilizing a multidisciplinary
team to provide safe, clinically excellent care for our patients.
The Registered Nurse on CW3 is responsible for providing high
levels of care and assessment as well as coordinating the team
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs in depth, systematic assessment of all assigned
- Formulates collaborative and individualized plan of care and
identifies expected patient outcomes, using the nursing
- 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
- Complies with established chain of command for work related
- Participates in identifying unit needs and supports unit goals
and objectives that contribute to the growth of the Patient
- Maintains departmental records for administrative and
- 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.
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 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