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RN Clinic

Job ID: 157978
Category: Nursing
Work Type: PT 20+ HOURS
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 3, 2022
Work Schedule: Part-time Day Shift

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

General Summary Statement

Provides comprehensive, quality nursing care through application of the nursing process. Adheres to Nursing Policies and Procedures and Organizational Goals and Objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Practice

  1. Provides age appropriate care for the population served. Gives consideration to growth & developmental phase of life, to age related factors such as thermal regulation, nutrition, medication administration, nutrition, safety and functional needs of the patient.
  2. Uses appropriate resources for patients with special needs such as language barriers, sensory problems, altered cognition, cultural and religious needs.
  3. Ensures attention to patient’s physical, spiritual and emotional well being.
  4. Demonstrates competency in assessment skills Performs pain assessments and intervenes to optimally meet patient’s needs for comfort.
  5. Plans clinical care based on patient’s needs and uses available resources.
  6. Performs clinical care in accordance with policy and procedure.
  7. Evaluates outcomes of nursing interventions and takes appropriate actions to move patient toward reaching goals of care.
  8. Identifies situations that warrant patient rescue and takes appropriate action, e.g. Rapid Response or Code Blue/Pink.
  9. Adheres to the 5 rights of medication administration per policy and procedure.
  10. Integrates principles of infection control & infection prevention into practice.
  11. Adheres to aseptic technique as appropriate.
  12. Uses resources and references for reviewing policies and procedures, medications, and clinical information.
  13. Prioritizes and organizes work effectively within assigned shift.
  14. Assesses the Ante partum patient, plans and initiates care and evaluates the effectiveness of interventions: Maintains patient safety through teaching patient about fetal movement, kick counts, reinforcing diet and medication instruction, self care, warning signs of complications of pregnancy.
  15. Coordinates plan of care for the fetal therapy patient.
  16. Demonstrates competency in assessment and re-assessment of the patient at each office visit.
  17. Completes the ACOG form on all prenatal patients at the initial visit and updates needs on subsequent visits.
  18. Assesses prenatal patients in absence of physician/nurse practitioner with vital signs, Doppler fetal heart tones and reports findings to attending physician.
  19. Triages patient telephone calls and documents in chart.

Nursing Interventions

  1. Demonstrates the ability to make correct clinical decisions and prioritize nursing actions on OB/GYN patients.
  2. Manages staff, procedures and office flow in absence of Clinic Manager.
  3. Acts as a role model and mentor for staff and other personnel. Assists as a preceptor.
  4. Assists MD’s, residents and nurse practitioners with procedures including but not limited to colposcopies, pap smears, cultures, exams, endo biopsies, IUD insertion, etc.
  5. Assesses for altered domestic relations, depression, psycho-social needs. Refers to appropriate agency and Social Service.
  6. Teaches techniques needed for home care (wound dressing, B/P, injections, etc) and reviews plans for follow-up care.
  7. Manages abnormal follow up.
  8. Phones prescriptions to pharmacies.
  9. Coordinates surgery set up with OR, physician’s office, PAT. Performs teaching for surgical procedure.
  10. Documents prescribed treatments, therapies, interventions, etc.
  11. Documents teaching in the patient chart including kick count, birth control, medications, equipment, safety, etc.
  12. Obtains results for Soarian, CDC labs, Quest, Lab Corp, Interdoc, etc.
  13. Prepares and labels specimens for transport to appropriate lab. Enters data in Lab Log.
  14. Prepares patients for exams and assists with exam.

Communication

  1. Uses effective communication
  2. Organizes information into a meaningful format.
  3. Delegates appropriately to unlicensed personnel and team members.
  4. Communicates patient care information to the interdisciplinary care team.
  5. Provides patient and family education in a manner that is understood and gives the patient and family handouts, brochures and resources that can be taken home for future reference.
  6. Acts as a patient advocate assertively and professionally.
  7. Interacts positively with peers, patients and families in a manner to defer rather than escalate conflicts.
  8. Participates in Department meetings and decision making processes.

Professional Role

  1. Recognizes the need for and follows established protocols for questions a physicians order or obtaining medical attention for a patient in distress. Seeks clarification from physicians as needed.
  2. Acts as a resource for colleagues.
  3. Approaches problems systematically and rationally.
  4. Maintains accountability for patients.
  5. Uses protective equipment for Standard Precautions.
  6. Demonstrates verbal and writing skills that are appropriate for healthcare communication.
  7. Adheres to the hospital and department Dress Code.
  8. Follows hospital Infections Control policies.

Documentation

  1. Documents patient care in an accurate, professional and timely manner utilizing paper documentation forms according to policy and procedure.
  2. Documents patient care that is relevant to patient’s diagnosis, problems and reflects patient’s status.

Professional Role Development

  1. Develops own nursing knowledge via practice, observation, professional literature, networking and attending continuing education programs.
  2. Promotes best practice by demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care and the profession of nursing.
  3. Promotes innovation and creativity in the practice environment.
  4. Serves as a preceptor and mentor for new employees.
  5. Accepts constructive feedback about performance or behaviors and shows evidence of change.
  6. Demonstrates verbal and writing skills that are appropriate for healthcare communication.
  7. Adheres to the Department of Nursing Dress Code.
  8. Maintains good attendance/lateness standards in accordance

Department of Nursing and Organization Support

  1. Attends assigned committee meetings and contributes to the committees.
  2. Communicates support of organizational values and strategies.
  3. Maintains good attendance/lateness standards in accordance with Hospital policy.

Departmental Support

  1. Maintains equipment in working order. Uses equipment appropriately, follows Department policies for equipment and supply use and maintenance.
  2. Performs assigned duties to maintain unit in a state of survey readiness and maintain quality initiatives. For example, quality control measures, emergency equipment checks, medication preparation area cleanliness, etc.
  3. Attends staff meetings on a regular basis.
  4. Keeps patient care area and work environment neat and organized.


Education Training and Experience

Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program. 

Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) is required.

Experience preferred, however training and specialty specific education programs are provided during orientation, and must be successfully completed as scheduled.

Basic computer skills: keyboard, mouse use. Ability to complete data entry on clinical documentation screens. Ability to use email and internet. Ability to successfully complete on the job training for CCH computer programs. 

Ability to practice critical thinking and organizational skills. 

Ability to speak, read, write and understand English.

Bilingual in Spanish (Required)

Licensure/Certification

Current Pennsylvania RN License.

CPR certification required.

    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 that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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