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Per diem OR RN
  • Job ID: 107552
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Specialty Area: OR/Perioperative
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: varied
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Chester County Hospital
  • Location: West Chester, PA
  • Address: 701 E Marshall St
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Per Diem

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?

Position Description:
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 (Includes admission and shift assessments).
5. Performs pain assessments and intervenes to optimally meet patient’s needs for comfort.
6. Plans clinical care based on patient’s needs and uses available resources.
7. Performs clinical care in accordance with policy and procedure.
8. Performs peripheral venipuncture and peripheral and central vascular access care according to policy & procedure.
9. Evaluates outcomes of nursing interventions and takes appropriate actions to move patient toward reaching goals of care.
10. Identifies situations that warrant patient rescue and takes appropriate action, e.g. Rapid Response or Code Blue/Pink.
11. Adheres to the 5 rights of medication administration and uses the Medication Administration Check (MAK) system per policy and procedure.
12. Integrates principles of infection control & infection prevention into practice.
13. Adheres to aseptic technique as appropriate.
14. Uses resources and references for reviewing policies and procedures, medications, and clinical information.
15. Prioritizes and organizes work effectively within assigned shift.
16. Adheres to CCH Joint Commission Disease specific guidelines and core measures for the care of the patients
17. Implements nursing process for the patient who presents with complex medical needs.

1. Uses effective communication during hand-offs. (e.g. Shift report, transfer report, etc).
2. Organizes information into a meaningful format, such as SBAR.
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. Utilizes principles of Team Effectiveness and Commitment to my Co-Workers

Minimum Requirements:
Education Training and Experience
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.

Current Pennsylvania RN License.  
CPR certification required.  Certification in clinical specialty is preferred.

Must meet specialty specific competency requirements per the job description.

Operating Room:  Two years’ experience in the operating room or perioperative credit course is required.

Work Environment and Hazards
Direct patient care areas on nursing unit. Risk of exposure to potentially hazardous materials and body fluids.  May become involved in crisis situations.

Work Contact Group
The Chester County Hospital personnel, physicians, volunteers, patients and their families/visitors and vendors.

Additional Information:

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.

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