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Job Description

Job Title: Registered Nurse, Neurosurgery
Job ID: 790032797
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Department: NEUROSURGERY
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

UPMC is currently seeking a Registered Nurse for the Neurosurgery Department at the Williamsort campus! 
Functions in an expanded role assuming a comprehensive approach to providing nursing care to patients with neurological and/or pain concerns. Works directly with providers to meet the needs of the patient by following established procedures and standards of care.

Responsibilities:
  • Actively practice behaviors associated with SH Service Excellence expectations. Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity and C.A.R.E. Be an ambassador for Susquehanna Health. Provide the best C.A.R.E. for our patients no matter what.Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.Assume responsibility for personal development and education.Commit to high quality, safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events. Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety. Understand that patient safety is everyone's responsibility. Assume responsibility for personal education and performance related to patient safety; report unsafe conditions or events immediately; speak up in a non confrontational and educational manner when seeing a safety breech; develop or participate in a project or action plan to reduce risk or mitigate harm for patients, as appropriate.
  • Identifies recurring practice problems and their impact on nursing activities and contributes to the development of specific plans to resolve these problems.
  • Discharges patients and handles all follow up calls requesting physician input as needed.
  • Incorporates a multi-disciplinary approach to collaborating with neuroscience and pain management providers as well as providers throughout the organization to facilitate appropriate coordination of care and follow up.
  • Educates and counsels patients and family members on diagnostic testing/results, procedures, neurological diagnosis, medications, plan of care, etc.
  • Schedules patient appointments, diagnostic tests, procedures and referrals to other physicians maintaining follow-up as needed.
  • Performs nursing duties and assists providers in coordinating patient care in the office and hospital.
  • Completes all required forms for third party payors as appropriate.
  • Neuroscience RN: Performs suture and staple removal and post-op evaluation and triage of wounds and concerns. Responsible for programming and adjustment of shunts. Performs as a first assistant in the operating room according to physician preference.
  • Pain Management RN: Performs IV start and sedation and monitors the recovery of sedated patients. Responsible for the programming and maintenance of surgically implanted pain pumps and spinal cord stimulators. Provides assistance in the operating room when a case goes to the OR and the OR is unable to staff.
  • Provides device interrogations and function analysis, troubleshooting and reprogramming devices as needed.

Qualifications

Bachelors of Nursing preferred.Two years of experience as a Registered Nurse required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Registered Nurse licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $26.83 to $41.93 / hour

    Union Position: No

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