Primary Care Nurse

Staffing the Universe

Job title: Primary Care Nurse

Company: Staffing the Universe

Job description: Job Description

Schedule Notes:

This role will start with the approximate hours, 8:30 am-5 pm, which will be the training schedule. After training and working independently, RN will be required to work one of those days until approx. 7:30p. (starting later that day) But the RN will not work an evening until they can work independently with office workflows.

5 days per week

Job Description:

The Primary Care Nurse is a clinically competent practitioner of pediatric, family centered nursing. The nurse at this level provides safe nursing care to the general unit population with minimal guidance, and bases practice on identified principles and standards of care. The nurse must demonstrate competence in caring for patients with moderate to complex health issues and assist the Site Manager with administrative issues which affect the clinical practices within the office as well as comply with the administrative policies and clinical protocols as outlined in policy and procedure manual. Administratively responsible to the Site Manager and Ambulatory Nursing Director for nursing practice issues. Must be willing to rotate to other Care Network sites within the designated cluster.

1. Follows Nursing Process to deliver safe care: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation

Synthesizes patient assessment data and recognizes complex situations prior to communicating with care team.

Collaborates with family, team members and other caregivers to initiate/update plan of care, patient/family education and discharge needs.

Manages care of complex patients utilizing proper prioritization and delegation to appropriate staff.

Identifies expected outcomes and revises plan of care when unexpected outcomes arise and begins to use full range of communication as a means of conveying plan.

Documentation reflects ongoing evaluation and effectiveness of patient care utilizing current hospital standards, policies and procedures.

Provides care that meets professional standards of practice and meets regulatory requirements.

2. Professionalism/Leadership

Role models appearance and behaviors that promote a positive image of nursing

Interacts with parents/patients and colleagues with respect and dignity.

Spends the “extra time with families listening for avenues to improve on the ideal patient experience.

Understands the impact of arriving to work on time and is ready to start the shift and predicts challenges and obstacles.

Provides an accurate patient status report to members of the team that reflect nursing interventions and patient outcomes.

Actively participates in patient care rounds and can make recommendations to the plan of care.

Chairs and/or participates in unit PPM council and may participate in departmental PPM council.

Education Requirement:

Registered Nursing License in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or in the State of New Jersey, depending on the assigned work location.

BLS Certification issued through on organization that requires a hands-on instructor lead psychomotor skills verification (ex. American Heart Association or Red Cross).

Required Education: Nursing Diploma.

Preferred Education: BSN

Preferred Experience:

Two years nursing experience

Pediatric experience

Previous supervisory experience

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: Membership in a Professional Nursing Organization

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Computer Competency

Basic use of a computer (mouse, keyboard, printer, USB ports).

Basic use of Microsoft Office (Word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and Skype).

Web browsing, intranet search, document access.

Use of shared network file space.

Basic use of patient facing technology (e.g. IV pumps, point of care devices, CR monitors).

Navigation and use of clinical communication systems.

Information Literacy

Determines the nature and extent of clinical information needed and uses the appropriate technology to access it.

Accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.

Evaluates information and its sources critically and appropriately incorporates it into clinical practice.

Evaluates outcomes of the use of information.

Information Management Literacy

Navigation of the electronic health record system.

Ability to locate and review specific patient data in various clinical information systems.

Effectively uses clinical decision support tools.

Understands policies and procedures, confidentiality, security, and privacy regulations regarding the use of clinical information systems.

Ability to collect clinical data using quality improvement tools.

Expected salary: $51.66 – 56.66 per hour

Location: Pottstown, PA

Job date: Sun, 19 Mar 2023 08:56:39 GMT

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