Graduate Nurse - Neuroscience ICU - Nights
Company: WellSpan Health
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Every 3rd weekend & holiday rotation
Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) is a 10-bed intensive
care unit (ICU) that provides care to critically ill stroke
patients (both ischemic and hemorrhagic) and non-traumatic
neurosurgery and neurology patients 18 years and older and serves
as an overflow unit for medical patients. Post-operative
neurosurgery and neuro-endovascular surgery procedures and care
provided include, but are not limited to: ICP monitoring, care post
IV and/or IA tPA administration, mechanical thrombectomy, AVM
repair, aneurysm repair, carotid stenting procedures, craniotomy,
CRRT, ventilator management, and hemodynamic monitoring.
Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, provides
professional nursing care at the beginner practitioner level in
accordance with the principles of patient and family-centered care
based on the nursing process and according to the clinical
standards of the hospital. Acts as a primary nurse for patients on
the unit. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines. May
require specialized skills depending on unit assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides and coordinates direct care in accordance with the
principles of patient and family-centered care based on the nursing
process and according to the clinical standards of the hospital.
Acts as a primary nurse for patients on the unit. Synthesizes
patient data to develop outcome-driven plans.
Safely and independently administers prescribed treatments,
medications, and nursing interventions based on assessment and plan
Appropriately organizes and prioritizes time based on patient
condition and expected workload. Identifies changes in patients'
status and acts accordingly. Knows and can activate resources to
achieve outcomes for patients.
Seeks mentoring and coaching from the CN II & III.
Identifies and communicates individualized patient needs for safe
handoffs during transitions of care. Collaborates with
patient/family in care planning with all disciplines.
Appropriately and correctly documents the patient response to
interventions and progress toward outcomes. Identifies and
documents variances. Appropriately utilizes flow sheets, progress
notes, and/or electronic medical record for documentation. Is able
to identify system and unit-based nursing sensitive indicators;
i.e. falls, pressure ulcers.
Identifies own areas of professional growth and development in
performance improvement efforts. Recognizes the value of evidence
based research as it applies to best practice.
Promotes a professional practice environment that supports patient
safety and quality through interdisciplinary collaboration, Shared
Decision Making activities including peer review. Integrate Shared
Decision Making by unit committee membership or by supporting and
helping fellow co-workers attend committee meetings and/or work on
SDM projects. Serves as positive role model.
Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel in order to
meet patient needs. Helps assistive personnel organize and set
priorities for work. Monitors completion of tasks that are assigned
or delegated to the patient care team.
Promotes collaboration and cooperation among physicians, nursing
staff, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Contributes
to effective communications among all team members. Begins to
display conflict resolution and negotiation skills to maximize team
Attends meetings as required, and participates on committees as
Performs other related duties as identified.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and
interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age
specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned
patient age group(s).
Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by:
complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the
impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to
reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well
as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize
processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased
safety; and participating in safety education programs and root
cause analyses as required.
Maintains and adheres to established policies and procedures,
objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection
Enhances professional growth and development through
advanced/continuing education to maintain up-to-date knowledge,
skills, and competencies.
Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork;
and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and
Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may
No experience required
Diploma or Associate's Degree
Bachelors of Science, Nursing (BSN)
Registration and current RN license in PA; Basic Life Support (BLS)
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