Registered Nurse – Intensive Care Unit – Nights

Full-time Evening/Night72 hours bi-weekly1900-0700Every 3rd weekendRotating holidaysNight and weekend differentialWellspan Ephrata’s Intensive Care Unit is a 10-bed unit caring for patients requiring medical and surgical critical care. Our patient population consists of patients on target temperature management post cardiac arrest; STEMI patients who sometimes require intra-aortic balloon pumps, PA catheters or transvenous pacemakers; those with acute lung disease processes requiring mechanical ventilation; drug overdoses needing close monitoring and sometimes mechanical ventilation; post-op esophagectomies and occasionally post-op VATS patients; acute CVA’s requiring TPA; and, septic/multisystem organ failure patients needing vasoactive IV medications and supportive care. Our ICU team is a close-knit, cohesive team who are passionately committed to promoting a positive work environment and providing excellent critical care to our community!General SummaryProvides professional nursing care at the intermediate practitioner level in accordance with the principles of patient and family-centered care based on the nursing process and according to the clinical standards of the hospital. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines. Coaches and mentors the Clinical Nurse I. Safely and independently administers prescribed treatments, medications, and nursing interventions based on assessment and plan of care. May require specialized skills depending on unit assignment.Duties and ResponsibilitiesMeets all expectations of CNI.Coaches and mentors the CN I in developing and coordinating the primary nurse case load and their plans of care. Initiates and manages plans of care for more complex groups of assigned patients.Independently recognizes subtle changes in condition and modifies plan of care accordingly. Safely and independently administers prescribed treatments, medications, and nursing interventions based on assessment and plan of care. Initiates emergency action in response to acute risk situations.Independently organizes and prioritizes time based on higher acuity patient assignments and increased workload.Evaluates patient care and promotes goal-directed change to achieve patient outcomes. Able to discuss, document and apply Performance Initiatives and outcomes at the unit level as they relate to the WellSpan Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) and Nursing Sensitive Indicators (NSIs).Independently evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of interventions and progress toward outcomes for more complex groups of patients. Initiates interdisciplinary collaboration in evaluation of patient progress. Identifies and facilitates individualized patient needs for transfer/ discharge and includes patient/family in decisions.Begins reading current literature. Express interest in evidence based research and its application to best practice. Understands clinical relevance and its impact on patient outcomes.Seeks learning opportunities and resources beyond own work environment and incorporates into practice the new knowledge and skills acquired. Required education and competencies completed, including 30 CEU’s above system required education. Encouraged to share pertinent information and job knowledge, related to readings, educational programs and participation in professional organization activities. Meets mandatory criteria for CNAP II level.Actively promotes an environment conducive to professional practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and patient and staff safety. Supports Shared Decision Making by unit and/or hospital-wide committee membership or by supporting and helping fellow co-workers attend committee meetings and/or work on SDM projects.Demonstrates leadership at point of care.Provides leadership for problem solving and goal formation. Applies current WIGs to care delivery.Begins to take on charge duties/responsibilities. Anticipates needs for alterations in staffing for upcoming 24 hours and assists with actions to adjust. Accountable for completion of required charge nurse responsibilities. Demonstrates ownership of patients beyond individual assignments. Applies comprehensive thought process.Promotes cooperation and communication among all team members. Seeks opportunities to assist co-workers without compromising individual responsibilities. Gives feedback to team members about unique strengths and contributions. Consistently interacts with others in a manner that is perceived to be positive, supportive, and respectfully delegates appropriatelyFlexible with schedule and assignments; adapts to changing unit conditions (admissions, discharges, emergencies, etc.).Displays conflict resolution and negotiation skills to maximize team performance. Provides feedback in a positive and respectful way. Aware of and investigates events that led to conflict; recommends preventative measures or solutions.Acts as coach to CNI staff for clinical issues and potential advancement opportunities.Variation of duties may result based on the assigned customer care unit(s). This may include differences in the specific clinical skills required of the RN. Unit based skill lists outline expectations beyond the house wide RN requirements. SYS-NURS-L Nursing Education Requirements Policy outlines current certification(s) required for specific areas of nursing practice and is considered to be part of the job descriptionWellSpan’s vision is to reimagine healthcare through the delivery of comprehensive, equitable health and wellness solutions throughout our continuum of care. As an integrated delivery system focused on leading in value-based care, we encompass nearly 1,900 employed providers, 220 locations, eight award-winning hospitals, home care and a behavioral health organization serving South Central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. With a team more than 20,000 strong, WellSpan experts provide a range of services, from wellness and employer services solutions to advanced care for complex medical and behavioral conditions. Our clinically integrated network of 2,600 aligned physicians and advanced practice providers are dedicated to providing the highest quality and safety, inspiring our patients and communities to be their healthiest.WellSpan Ephrata Community HospitalOne of eight premier hospitals in the WellSpan system, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital offers a full range of leading-edge inpatient, outpatient and emergent care services. The hospital is noted for its distinct ability to combine state-of-the-art medical technology with quality, compassionate care to meet the needs of the more than 550,000 residents of northern Lancaster County and the surrounding area. As a full-service, non-profit acute-care hospital, with a 141 licensed bed capacity, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital admits approximately 5,500 patients annually. Nearby WellSpan Ephrata Cancer Center supports the hospital as part of WellSpan’s regional network of five cancer centers. WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital was one of several WellSpan Health hospitals honored by U.S. News & World Report with the High Performing recognition for 2022-23.QualificationsMinimum Education:Diploma Program Required orAssociates Degree RequiredBachelors Degree Nursing (BSN) PreferredWork Experience:2 years Relevant experience requiredLicenses:Licensed Registered Nurse Upon Hire Required orRegistered Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required andBasic Life Support Upon Hire Required

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