PD Registered Nurse - Behavioral Health
Company: The Guthrie Clinic
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Position Summary The Registered Nurse (RN) provides
professional, comprehensive nursing care for patients in an acute
care environment. Accountable for the delivery of coordinated,
safe, compassionate, therapeutic, evidence-based quality care to
patients and families, based on individual physical, emotional, and
spiritual needs, and appropriate care strategies throughout the
lifespan. Practices in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in
the state of employment, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code
of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice.
Essential functions and specific skills for the job are found in
the unit specific onboarding checklist and in standards that are
applicable to the specialty.
Education, License, & Cert --- Registered Nurse in the State of
Practice. --- BSN in Nursing preferred. --- Any previously agreed
upon effective date for obtaining a Bachelor's degree in nursing
between individuals and facilities will remain in effect, including
those who transition to their position from the NLRN Program. ---
Any contract with specific time frames for obtaining a bachelor's
degree in nursing will supersede the above point and will remain in
effect. --- Specialty Certification is preferred --- BLS
certification. --- ACLS is unit dependent.
Experience The Registered Nurse must be a registered nurse
currently licensed in the state of employment with at least one
year of experience. Alternately, the Registered Nurse may have less
than one year of experience if they have been transitioned to their
position from the Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Residency (NLRN)
Program. The Registered Nurse must meet the individual nursing unit
specifications regarding educational requirements during
employment. Must maintain BLS certification. ACLS is unit
dependent. Specifications regarding educational requirements during
employment are determined by the Nursing Department and Nursing
Essential Functions 1. Employs Nursing Professional Practice:
Assesses, diagnoses, plans, implements, and evaluates patients'
care. Develops updates and coordinates the patients' plan of care
to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes and transitions
across the continuum. Monitors, records, and communicates patient
condition as appropriate. Performs and maintains the currency of
essential competencies as required by a specific area of hire and
population served. 2. Advocates: Effectively advocates for ethical
and holistic care by partnering in care planning to promote the
autonomy, dignity, rights, values, and beliefs of those we serve.
3. Facilitates Learning: Fosters a learning environment for
patients/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare
team, including student; Facilities formal and informal learning
for patients/families, nursing, other members of the healthcare
team, and community.
4. Aligns Practice with Safety and Quality: Accountable for safety,
identifies and corrects problems, and integrates evidence and best
practice into nursing care; uses data and evidence to improve
patient outcomes. Aligns patient safety, self-safety, and
environmental safety as equally important for best outcomes. 5.
Engages in Professional Development: Engages in ongoing
professional development; practices at the top of license within
the legal parameters of the Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Code of
Ethics for Nurses, and specialty standards. Promotes a culture of
inquiry that explores, integrates, and disseminates research and
6. Leader in Practice Setting & Community: demonstrates leadership
as change agents using the collaborative leadership skills of
advocacy, influence and innovation. In partnering with colleagues
appropriately delegates, coordinates care, and collaborates with
others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to
integrate nursing knowledge. Models professional behaviors as a
representative of the nursing profession. 7. Participates in the
planning and presentation of educational programs. 8. It is
understood that this description is not intended to be
all-inclusive and that other duties may be assigned as necessary in
the performance of the position.
Other Duties 1. Proficiency in Information Technology, such as
electronic health records, communication systems, computers, and
equipment necessary to perform essential functions of the position.
2. Skilled to work with a wide range of staff as part of an
interdisciplinary team, including physicians, nurses, and ancillary
staff. 3. Ability to use independent, critical judgment in all
aspects of patient care delivery. 4. Demonstrated interpersonal
skills that convey a positive and supportive attitude. 5. Ability
to effectively manage multiple responsibilities, urgent responses,
and challenging situations.
Joining the Guthrie team allows you to become a part of a tradition
of excellence in health care. In all areas and at all levels of
Guthrie, you'll find staff members who have committed themselves to
serving the community.
The Guthrie Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes
and encourages diversity in the workplace.
The Guthrie Clinic is a non-profit, integrated, practicing
physician-led organization in the Twin Tiers of New York and
Pennsylvania. Our multi-specialty group practice of more than 500
physicians and 302 advanced practice providers offers 47
specialties through a regional office network providing primary and
specialty care in 22 communities. Guthrie Medical Education
Programs include General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency
Medicine, Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Orthopedic Surgery
Residency, as well as Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology and
Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship programs. Guthrie is also a
clinical campus for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of
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