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Weekend Registered Nurse (days, 7a - 7p) - Emergency Dept

Company: St Luke's University Health Network
Location: Easton
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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.

The Emergency Department 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 Code, Title 49 Professional and Vocational Standards, hospital

policy, the hospital mission statement, and the hospital philosophy of nursing.

The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities

of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements

that may be inherent in the position.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the Registered Nurse.

  2. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth

and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.

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

  2. Demonstrates knowledge in disaster preparedness.

  3. Triages patients appropriately according to the ESI 5 Level Triage.

  4. Demonstrates skills in crisis intervention for unique patient populations such as sexual assault and abuse, survivors, and psychiatric emergencies.

  5. Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate referral and transportation procedures.

  6. Maintains departmental records for administrative and regulatory purpose.

  7. Functions as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to coworkers.

  8. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.

  9. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.

  10. Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).

  11. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.

  12. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.

  13. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  1. Other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICIAL 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 up to 6 hours per day: 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to

10 pounds. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 pounds. Transport patients weighing

up to 400 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and / or stretcher with assistance when appropriate.

Consistently pull up to 100 lbs. Frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate.

Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, and turn objects with

hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to general, near, far, color, and peripheral

vision, depth perception, and visual monotony (e.g. computer screen).

POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS:

Identified Risks, None Identified and/or Fit Tested Statement Which States That:

Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients

with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator

and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by

OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate

respirator.

SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE:

Lead aprons for radiation exposure. Follow MSDS and OSHA precautions for exposure to

biological and chemical hazards.

Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients

with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator

and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by

OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate

respirator.

MOST COMPLEX DUTY:

Using the nursing process to provide individualized, professional nursing care to patients

requiring emergency care.

SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO):

Supervised by the Director/Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department.

Supervises care given by ancillary personnel.

COMMUNICATIONS:

Must be able to communicate with other department, patients, families, the community, and

medical staff.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

Graduate of a nursing program. Current R.N. licensure in the State of Pennsylvania.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Current BLS required upon hire; ACLS & PALS within one year (from date of hire).

Certification in Emergency Nursing is encouraged.

WORK SCHEDULE: Day, middle or night shift with varying hours based on the needs of the

department.

REVISED: 10/11, 10/13

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 Employer.

Keywords: St Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem , Weekend Registered Nurse (days, 7a - 7p) - Emergency Dept, Other , Easton, Pennsylvania

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