Monroeville, Pennsylvania

**Company :**

Allegheny Health Network

**Job Description :**

Forbes Hospital is a 315 bed, Level 2 trauma hospital located in the community of Monroeville. Our hospital offers the service lines of a city hospital while building long lasting relationships with the staff and patients within the community. The organization is committed to providing employees with the support they need by offering an array of medical, dental, and vision. We also offer some additional benefits including:

• Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs

• Career Clinical Ladder

• Paid Personal Leave

• Wellness Benefits

• Highly engaged nursing leadership team within a supportive work environment/culture.

• Opportunity to collaborate with nationally recognized physicians

• Our nurses have a voice with shared governance

The ICU is a 20-bed unit compiled of a wide range of diversity and patient demographics. The skill set required to function on our unit is broad and challenging. Our patient population includes patients from the following service lines: trauma both levels I and II along with the only OB trauma service in the area, neurology with being a Stroke Center and the addition of three neurosurgeons, cardiothoracic with an open heart program and interventional cardiology program, and critically ill medical and surgical patients. Teamwork is critical to our functionality and positive outcomes for our patients. The unit is nurse-driven in the decision making processes that occur and we are staffed by a 24/7 intensivist and trauma surgeon that value the opinions and input of the nursing staff. The interdisciplinary approach is vital to the patient experience and teams collaborate across every department. The management is present within the department and supportive of professional development and career goals through shared governance.

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

The Registered Nurse assesses human responses and plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for individuals or families for whom the nurse is responsible. The Registered Nurse is fully responsible for all actions as a licensed nurse and is accountable to patients for the quality of care delivered.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

+ The registered nurse provides leadership in a professional practice setting.

+ Team player who contributes to building the team by helping others succeed through role modeling and mentoring.

+ Assigns or delegates tasks based on the needs of the patient and skill level of the RN, LPN or support staff. Assigns duties and lunches for staff when performing charge role.

+ Considers maintenance of a safe environment, patient condition, complexity of the intervention and predictability of the outcome.

+ Provides peers with both verbal and written feedback regarding clinical practice and role performance.

+ Shares knowledge and skills with peers and colleagues.

+ Willingly accepts mistakes of self and others, creating a culture in which risk taking is not only safe but expected.

+ Participates on interdisciplinary team to evaluate clinical care or health services.

+ Promotes patient safety initiatives (ex: National Patient Safety Goals).

+ Participates in department specific quality initiatives ( ex: EBP population specific). Assures appropriate order sets are used.

+ Supervises delegates and evaluates assigned LPN scope of practice as appropriate.

+ Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, evaluate and implement a patient plan of care according to the individual needs of the patient as prescribed by physician, nurse and hospital policy including patient and family.

+ Derives culturally and age appropriate expected outcomes involving the patient, family and other health care providers.

+ Analyzes the health status of the individuals and families comparing the data with the norm, when possible, to determine patient care needs.

+ Assesses patient reports/records change of condition and notifies physician and/or supervisor and intervenes appropriately and documents accordingly.

+ Accepts assignments in areas other than primary unit, and performs duties within individualized competency.

+ Demonstrates a commitment to continuous lifelong learning for self and others.

+ Promotes advancement of the profession through participation in professional organizations.

+ Seeks both formal and independent learning activities using current research findings and other evidence to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and knowledge.

+ Participates in systematic peer review and obtains informal feedback regarding one’s own practice from patients, peers, professional colleagues and others. Identifies areas of strength, as well as, areas in which professional development would be beneficial.

+ Meets time and attendance guidelines per hospital policy.

+ Continuously evaluates and assesses patient and family satisfaction.

+ Participates I department specific patient satisfaction initiatives.

+ Promotes compassionate communication that is patient and family centered.

+ Assesses for and attempts to resolve patient/family concerns.

+ Utilizes effective time management skills to complete assigned duties and responsibilities within established work shift.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

+ Completed RN training program and have PA RN licensure or have applied for practice permit

+ CPR Certification

Preferred

+ Certification in area of specialty

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania

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