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Penn State Health Clinical Head Nurse - RN Registered Nurse Med/Surg/Tele 2 North (cardiac unit) in Reading, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health St. Joseph Regional Health Network

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: Rotating evening/nights

R ecruiter Information: Contact Natalie Speece at nspeece@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Clinical Head Nurse - RN Registered Nurse Med/Surg/Tele 2 North (cardiac unit) Penn State Health St. Joseph (Reading, PA)

JOB SUMMARY:

The Clinical Head Nurse is responsible for assisting in supervising nursing staff; for providing leadership and orientation to nursing personnel; and for performing a variety of nursing duties in order to coordinate the delivery of care to patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The percentage of time spent performing essential functions is 95%. Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

Make daily rounds for assigned patients. Assess patient and family needs. Collaborate with the medical staff concerning plan of care for patients.

Provide direct patient treatment and care. Educate patient/family.

Serve as a role model for nursing staff in providing patient care.

Serve as a resource person to staff members.

Assist in supervising the daily activities of the nursing staff. May participate in hiring, training, counseling, and evaluating staff.

Make daily work assignments.

Participate in interdisciplinary rounds, and physician rounds, if possible.

Meet regularly with supervisor concerning patient situations, to resolve clinical, and administrative problems.

Assist the nursing staff in evaluating and implementing patient care needs.

Manage daily operation of the unit in the absence of supervisor.

Serve on assigned committees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse- RN by Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners required.

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred.

2 years of related work experience required.

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

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