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We are currently seeking talented Nursing professionals to join our Neuroscience Team. Continue your nursing career by joining a nationally recognized teaching hospital with proven success indicators. St. Luke’s University Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center and Tertiary Care teaching hospital. St. Luke's is the only hospital in the Lehigh Valley and, in fact, in Pennsylvania, named one of IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) 100 Top Hospitals in the nation seven times total & five years in a row.
The Priscilla Payne Hurd Pavilion 7th floor is a 50 bed medical / surgical inpatient department with 7 Epilepsy Monitoring Rooms (EMU). The unit provides cares for acute care, telemetry, and step-down patients. The department specializes in the care of complex neuro patients, stroke patients, and seizure patients that need EMU monitoring. The nursing team is NIH Stroke certified and trained to identify the signs and symptoms of a Stroke in order to BEFAST. The nursing team also is trained in caring for seizure patients in partnership with EEG techs that monitor patients 24/7/365 in the EMU. The nursing team works collaboratively with our in house neurologists and advanced practitioners in developing treatment plans that meet the patient’s needs. The nursing staff collaborates as a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team to provide great care to all patients. Utilizing a patient-centered approach, the team is able to build a strong patient and family relationship from admission to discharge as patient safety and the patient experience are our highest priorities.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Performs in depth, systematic assessment of all assigned patients.
- Formulates collaborative and individualized plan of care and identifies expected patient outcomes, using the nursing process.
- Implements, evaluates and documents patient care interventions and effectiveness in accordance with care plan.
- Organizes, coordinates and prioritizes patient care consistently utilizing available resources.
- Maintains an awareness of unit budget.
- Functions as a professional role model and resource person providing guidance to co-workers.
- Takes active role in unit-based performance improvement.
- Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing education programs.
- Complies with established chain of command for work related problems.
- Participates in identifying unit needs and supports unit goals and objectives that contribute to the growth of the Patient Services Department.
- Maintains departmental records for administrative and regulatory purposes.
- Collaborates with other caregivers to assure appropriate staffing levels on all shifts.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 10 hours per day; 8 hours at a time. Walk 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 lbs. Occasionally lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transports patients weighing up to 500 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher. Frequently stoop and bend. Frequently reach above should level. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color and peripheral vision.
Current RN license in the State of Pennsylvania.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
One year medical/surgical experience preferred. Individualized orientation program for all areas. Evidence of successful completion of BLS.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.