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PA-Med Surg/Tele- NIGHTS-BP5
Ref No.: 17-25143
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
***MUST HAVE A PA LICENSE AND BE WILLING TO GET FBI FINGERPRINTS 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE AS IT IS TAKING 10 BUSINESS DAYS TO GET PROCESSED*** 13 week Med/Surg Tele traveler needed for the night shift. BP5 is currently a 10-bed (private room model) med.-surg./tele unit with plans to expand to a 20 bed (private room model) over the next year. BP5T is located on the 5th floor of the Bush Pavilion at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. The primary goal of BP5T is to provide nursing and telemetry monitoring to adult patients, through a team nursing delivery model, in the areas of Medicine, General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Oral Surgery, Trauma Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Urology, Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, and Video EEG monitoring with the flexibility to serve the needs of any medical-surgical patient. We are looking for applicants who are able to work well within a team environment to provide efficient and comprehensive care to hospitalized patients through cooperation of nurses, physicians and the interdisciplinary team. Applicants must be able to make quick decisions, they need to be detail oriented but, able to see the bigger picture for, patients coming to BP5T often come from numerous areas throughout the hospital (e.g. ED, PACU, Critical Care – ICU, SCU) so, decisions made at the unit level directly impact patient flow and care quality throughout the hospital. BP5T is looking for someone who is enthusiastic about providing exceptional care and service to our patients. Applicants should exhibit the following qualities: integrity, flexibility, self-directedness, the ability to meet the demands of a fast-paced environment. They need to be team-oriented and have the ability to show compassion and empathy to those they serve as well as the ability to foster positive working relationships with their respective team members. Because BP5T is a small unit – the staff are looking for someone who can assimilate into a close-nit, fun-loving work environment. Patient assignments are made at the beginning of each shift through collaboration of the off-going and on-coming shifts and are determined by acuity and continuity of care. Licensed staff members provide bedside shift report to the oncoming staff, unless patients have opted out of this process during admission, upon which a door hanger should reflect the patient’s wishes to not be woken or disturbed. BP5T has a 4:1 nurse to patient ratio on Day and Evening shifts and a 5-6:1 nurse to patient ratio on Night shift. It is the expectation that nursing and assistive staff make hourly rounds on patients as well as have the ability to communicate effectively with the team and patient/family utilizing a number of communication tools including white boards in the patient rooms. Our leadership team is comprised of an Operations Manager- 1 Team Coordinator – 1 Nurse Educator – 1 CEP (clinical ladder) RN. BP5T’s bedside team consists of an all RN staff with Nursing Assistant and Unit Desk Clerk support.