Job Description

Location: Sharon Regional Hospital
Posted Date: 9/29/2020

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

Summary: Plans and implements the overall nursing policies, procedures, and services for a unit. Maintains nursing staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training clinical staff. Ensures that nurses are current in competencies, assessments, licensure, certifications, and other annual training. May provide direct patient care and is responsible for assessing, planning, and evaluating patients. Must be a registered nurse with at least 5 years of clinical experience in a related field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.

Job Responsibilities:

Ensures that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the PA Nurse Practice Act, Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice and SRHS Policy

  • Makes rounds daily to assess the status of the patient and the quality of the care delivered.
  • Evaluates monthly a sample of patient medical records to evaluate staff compliance with assessment/reassessment, care-plans, and evaluation of care.
  • Provides daily feedback as necessary to individual staff members regarding their performance
  • Collaborates with charge nurse/supervisors to evaluate the evening, night, and weekend staff.
  • Confers with supervisors as needed to determine quality of care issues and to resolve problems.
  • Participates in the interviewing, hiring, discipline, and termination of employees.

Ensures staff compliance with hospital/unit policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines.

  • Promptly and fully investigates and responds to complaints of patients, visitors, physicians, and staff through own action or appropriate referral. Completes appropriate documentation.
  • Communicates to Director any unresolved or reportable events.
  • Interacts on a continuous basis with other departments by directing activities toward problem resolution.
  • Monitors staff participation and support
  • Ensures patients are properly prepared for OR/procedures/dialysis and problem solves system’s issues.

Participates in activities that ensures the competency of the staff

  • Conducts monthly staff meetings and unit education for all staff and documents those meetings
  • Ensures staff participation in mandatory in-service programs as evidenced by employee records
  • Ensures staff receive proper orientation prior to assuming patient care responsibilities
  • Meets weekly with orienteers to monitor their progress and maintain written documentation.
  • Performs employee performance appraisals within the HR policy requirements
  • Confers with the School of Nursing to evaluate the clinical experience for students

Participates in the Case Management Program

  • Holds staff accountable for participating in discharge planning with the case manager and / or social worker as evidenced by the documentation and length of stay
  • Assures that discharge planning is accomplished in the absence of case manager/social worker
  • Monitors patients’ LOS and communicates potential issues to the Director

Ensures proper staffing for the department

  • Schedules are appropriately completed based on the Staffing Guidelines
  • Carries out schedule changes according to Master Staffing Plan
  • Monitors staff for compliance in the areas of weekend commitments, absenteeism, tardiness and contracted hours
  • Employs progressive discipline for attendance and provides supportive documentation
  • Validates and approves employee Kronos time and attendance records according to hospital policy

Maintains accountability for fiscal management of the department

  • Monitors overtime and provides written justification as requested
  • Utilizes supplies based on par level, provides justification of variances
  • Monitors utilization of rental supplies and provides accurate documentation for expenditure
  • Provides suggestions for cost containment

Demonstrates good management techniques in established lines of authority

  • Conducts all aspects of supervision in a firm, fair and consistent manner as evidenced by employee files
  • Continually evaluates the morale of the staff and takes appropriate actions to resolve problems
  • Demonstrates an ability to identify and resolve problems, uses initiative and good judgement to reach quality decisions.
  • Demonstrates effective skills in interviewing, employee counseling and performance appraisals

Demonstrates maturity and accountability of job performance

  • Maintains calm and effective behavior during stressful situations
  • Attentive to detail, record keeping and required documentation inherent to the position
  • Demonstrates effective delegation skills
  • Completes assignments accurately and on time
  • Adheres to work schedule, adjusts schedule to meet unit needs and is punctual

The above statements reflect the general duties and are not to be considered as a detailed description of all the work assignments.

Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse licensed in PA
  • CPR
  • Clearances as required by Federal and State Law

Benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K
  • Vacation time
  • Sick Time

EOE


Additional Information

Important COVID message

Please note, our Sharon Regional Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

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