Central Alert Team-RN full time and part time-New exciting opportunity-Gettysburg Hosp

Wellspan Health • Gettysburg, PA 17325

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Central Alert Team-RN full time and part time-New exciting opportunity-Gettysburg Hosp

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Job Description

General Summary:

Under general supervision of the Manager Quality and Clinical Improvement review, administer, coordinate and support the System-wide 24/7 Central Alert system. Using advanced clinical assessment skills and knowledge with human response to life threatening problems, receive and screen care alerts by real time review of the patient electronic health record for early identification of protocol driven interventions. Utilizing nursing diligence, communicate for action as appropriate, related to alert and record identified order set and care protocol interventions. Working remotely and collaboratively, acts as a real time clinical support for the HELP team, bedside nursing and/or physician/ACP on patient conditions that require immediate attention.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The following are essential job accountabilities:

+ Diligent review of electronic health record systems data and protocol driven alerts for screening of necessary and appropriate interventions, using clinical assessment and knowledge skill and pre-determined/defined order set(s).

+ Real time identification of missed opportunity or care gaps related to alert.

+ Timely and appropriate communication of identified and related assessment to appropriate clinical staff and/or HELP team.

+ Professional communication verbal/written of identified findings and interventions.

+ Maintains a thorough knowledge and understanding of evidence based/best practice.

+ Utilize strong decision making, systems thinking and computer literacy skills in a remote practice environment, to assist in support of coordinated and timely patient care intervention.

+ Virtual ---rounding--- regarding patient assignment and alerts.

+ Follows escalation process/procedure to address real-time care concerns.

+ Revises and monitors educational materials to insure that they are coordinated, understandable and meet the program standards.

+ Protects patient confidentiality by promoting professional staff communications.

+ In downtime, follows a set procedure for review and decision making of incidental findings and the incidental findings registry.

WellSpan Health

WellSpan Health is a not-for-profit, community based health care system serving more than 650,000 people in south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. York Hospital, a 570+ bed community teaching hospital, and Gettysburg Hospital, a 76-bed acute-care facility, are the cornerstones of the health system. The organization has received significant, national recognition, including being named a ---Top 100 Integrated Health Network--- by Verispan, being one of the ---Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities--- by Health Imaging and IT and York Hospital has been named a ---Top 100 Hospital--- by Solucient seven times. WellSpan Health is an integrated health system with more than 60 care sites, 8,000 employees and seven residency programs.

The Community

WellSpan Health facilities are located in York and Adams counties, which offer an ideal living environment to match the quality of work-life balance you're seeking. Both communities offer abundant outdoor and cultural activities, including restaurants, theatre, golf courses, hiking trails, water sports and historic tours. The communities are a short drive from several, large metropolitan areas including the Baltimore/DC metro area and Philadelphia.

If you value a strong sense of community, the more palatable pace of rural living, and the convenience of a workplace close to home, you'll realize the advantages of considering WellSpan Health as part of your future.

Required Skills

Pennsylvania RN license required

BSN preferred

BLS required

Minimum 2 years bedside acute care Emergency Department or Critical Care experience required to be considered for an interview

For internal candidates only Clin II, Clin III, and Clin IV being considered

CCRN or CEN preferred

Required Experience

Effective decision making. Highly organized. Proven outstanding interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to function as a team player. Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of appropriate order sets and clinical protocols. Ability to work independently and as an integral part of a collaborative team.

Job Location

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States

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