The nurse will provide quality, safe, evidenced-based nursing care to achieve optimum outcomes both independently and as a valued team member of the practice. The nurse will follow the Nursing Process when providing patient care.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrate Knowledge & skills necessary to provide care appropriate to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients virtually or on-site within the practice, including knowledge of growth development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs and provide care needed
Participates in a relationship-based care approach to care delivery
Performs Nurse Visits such as Annual Wellness Visits, Advance Care Planning and Transitional Care Management calls and disease management
Performs point of care tests, EKG's and other tests as directed by clinicians
Triages walk-in patients and ensures appropriate disposition
Answers and responds to telephone messages under the direction of the provider
Assists providers in examinations or procedures
Functions as a liaison between patients, physicians and staff to provide accurate communication
Collaborates with team members to provide a smooth, organized and efficient flow of patients
Responds to patient crises situations
Assures adequate coverage within unit when needed
Provides patient education and wellness counseling
Performs medication history
Support the work of LPN and/or MA
Assist with staff education and evaluation of clinical competencies for new and existing employees (MA & LPN)
Assist with orientation of new personnel to ensure that they are properly trained to support patient and provider.
Performs chart audits or has designee assist with chart audits
Randomly shadows clinical support staff to ensure appropriate care is provided
Support the site by acting as the liaison for JCAHO, POCT, Tracer monitor for Safe Practice Behavior Monitoring (SPBM) tools & JCAHO Tracers
Administration of medications, monitoring of vital signs, and performing routine treatments and procedures prescribed by the physician when needed.
Keeps current with policies and procedures and participates in quality improvement activities.
Participate in special projects
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
A graduate of a state approved or National League of Nursing accredited School of Nursing
RN license or eligible for licensure in the state Delaware or Pennsylvania & New Jersey if location of employment
Two years' experience as a RN, physician office experience preferred
BSN preferred; ADN considered with agreement of completion of BSN in 3 years
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.