St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Maternal/Neonatal nurse is responsible for coordinating and providing individualized quality patient care utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, documentation and evaluation. Works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing and other patient-team personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. These nursing functions of the RN are carried out according to the Pennsylvania Professional Nurse Act, Pennsylvania Code Title 49 Professional and Vocational Standards, hospital policy, the hospital Mission Statement and the hospital Philosophy of Nursing.
The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Performs systematic assessment of all assigned patients.
- Formulates collaborative and individualized plan of care and identifies expected patient outcomes, using the nursing process and patient birth plan.
- 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 coworkers.
- Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
- Takes active role in unit-based performance improvement and committees, as appropriate.
- Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in in-services and/or continuing education programs and documents completion.
- 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, safety and patient satisfaction.
- Maintains departmental records for administrative and regulatory purposes.
- Collaborates with other caregivers with the use of huddles and facilitate teamwork to assure appropriate staffing levels on all shifts.
- Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.
- Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements
- Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).
- Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.
- Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.
- Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.
Other related duties as assigned. PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 4 hours at a time. Walk up to 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carries, pushes or pulls objects up to 10 lbs. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 lbs. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs. Frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop and bend, crouch, kneel and climb. Frequently reaches above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, and turn objects with hands and fingers. 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, depth perceptions, and visual monotony (e.g., computer screen).MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION:
Graduate of an accredited professional nursing program. Registered Nurse with current license to practice in the State of Pennsylvania or seek Pennsylvania licensure through reciprocity.TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
One year nursing experience preferred. Individualized orientation program. Evidence of successful completion of BLS by completion of orientation. Basic computer skills preferred. Each campus may have cross-functioning requirements.
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.