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Registered Nurse - Per Diem

Quakertown, PA
Dynamic Urgent Care Setting looking for a per diem passionate RN to join the team!  Located in Quakertown, PA, 

The Registered Nurse is accountable for assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating care for patients served and collaborates with other members of the health care team to achieve optimal patient outcomes.  The Registered Nurse practices professional nursing by utilizing the nursing process and adheres to standards set forth in the Nurse Practice Act of Pennsylvania and organizational policies and procedures. 
 
Essential Functions
  • Assesses and monitors the overall needs of patients and family.  Ensures that required documentation is performed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Develops and utilizes verbal communication skills to obtain and/or provide information regarding the adolescent, adult and geriatric patient/significant other.  Communicates effectively with members of the healthcare team.
  • Implements accepted standards of documentation on patient electronic medical records and other forms to assure that information affecting a patient, significant other or member of the healthcare team is properly recorded.
  • Assumes leadership roles and delegates appropriately.
  • Functions as a preceptor or mentor as needed.
  • Accepts assignments in a positive and professional manner.
  • Assertively communicates concerns, issues and information through appropriate channels.
  • Identifies continuing education needs and seeks appropriate educational opportunities to enhance professional development.
  • Assists in the orientation of other employees according to established procedures, in order to promote education and developing personal leadership skills.
  • Collects subjective and/or objective data systematically and routinely by using physical assessment skills to identify and prioritize the patient’s actual and/or potential problems or needs.
  • Completes admission assessment in order to establish a database.
  • Interprets and correlates diagnostic data with physical findings on an ongoing basis in order to assess the patient and plan appropriate intervention.
  • Establishes an appropriate plan of care based on adolescent/adult/geriatric assessment and identified problems in order to provide direction for care-givers.
  • Establishes goals that are mutually acceptable with the patient and/or significant other in order to set achievable outcomes.
  • Initiates discharge-planning process by identifying post-hospital care needs.  Collaborates with healthcare team members to meet those needs.
  • Establishes a teaching plan based on identified educational needs of the patient and significant other.
  • Coordinates plan of care and collaborates with other members of the healthcare team in order to implement care.
  • Demonstrates competency in performance of skills necessary to provide care to acutely ill adolescent, adult and geriatric patients by following approved standards in order to provide safe care.
  • Implements physicians’ order and nursing plan of care according to established standards.
  • Administers medications or assists in procedures safely according to established policies and procedures.
  • Teaches patient and/or significant other in order to meet identified needs, and documents progress and response to teaching.
  • Organizes and establishes priorities for workload in order to complete assignment within their shift.
  • Evaluates patient response to nursing intervention in order to revise/update the plan of care.
  • Knows location, function and use of emergency equipment in order to appropriately respond to emergency situations.
  • Recognizes potential and actual emergency situations promptly and responds within established guidelines to meet the needs of the patient.
  • Understands proper function of equipment, recognizes potential safety hazards and reports and documents malfunctioning equipment to maintain a safe patient environment.
  • Acts as patient advocate to assure that patient needs are met.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality to assure patient’s rights to privacy.
  • Participates in the data collection and in various other activities of Process Improvement Program to assure that care delivered meets established standards of care.
  • Participates in data collection, review and analysis of quality improvement and nursing research.
  • Assures that care delivered meets established standards of care and follows evidence-based practice.
  • Ensures that services are provided in accordance with state and federal regulations, organizational policies and accreditation and compliance regulations.
  • Complies with all HIPAA and privacy regulations.
  • Adheres with all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Performs duties as assigned.
Qualifications
  • Nursing Diploma required
  • Registered Nurse in PA – License required upon hire
  • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) required upon hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) required upon hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) require within 1 year of hire
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required upon hire
  • 6months to 1 year acute care RN experience required
  • Demonstrated written communication skills
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Ability to make quality, independent decisions
  • Service-oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple priorities
  • Competency in the use of a variety of computer hardware and software systems
  • Occasional need to lift heavy objects or assist in lifting patients; extended periods of standing/walking; twisting, reaching for and pushing of light to heavy weight objects

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