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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
RN Patient Care
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Bayhealth | Dover, DE
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Job Description

Job Details

RN Required

1 year of experience required

6A is an Acuity Adaptable 24 bed Telemetry Nursing unit that serves Medical Surgical patients with a Neuro/Stroke focus at the Bayhealth Sussex Campus, a new, state-of-the-art facility in Milford, DE. Our technologically advanced setting offers an EPIC electronic health record, bedside charting and bedside medication stations in all private rooms. There are 6 nursing pods to bring patient care as close to bedside as possible in keeping with our Planetree philosophy. Bayhealth is Magnet recognized and Nursing staff on 6A are actively engaged in Shared Governance and self-scheduling. Staff are supported by an Onboarding Specialist as well as Clinical Nurse Specialists and a Nursing residency for new graduates is also available.

General Summary

The Registered Nurse provides professional nursing care to patients within a assigned unit with a commitment to quality and safety. Professional nursing practices, requiring specialized knowledge judgment and skill are performed using the process in accordance with hospital policy, procedures and nursing philosophy.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities

1. Develops a patient centered plan of care based on individualized needs.

2. Performs nursing interventions to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

3. Demonstrates quality, safe and effective patient care.

4. Exhibits positive interactions to promote a healthy work environment.

5. Demonstrates standards of excellence which includes practicing nursing with core values of compassion, accountability, respect, teamwork and integrity.

6. Demonstrates understanding and executes quality and performance improvement plans. (only for RN evaluation)

7. Participates in decision making and takes actions based on ethical principles. (only for RN evaluation)

8. Provides timely and accurate documentation of patient care.

9. All other duties as assigned within the scope and range of job responsibilities.

Item #8 - To be added to ALL job descriptions as last item

Item #8 - To be added to ALL job descriptions as last item

Minimum Education and Experience




* Associate Degree /Graduate of an accredited nursing program/university
* Must commit to a BSN within timeframe as indicated upon interview



Must have 1 year of RN experience or completed all Bayhealth Novice RN competencies

1 year experience in relevant specialty

Computer/Software Knowledge:

Computer literacy with experience in electronic documentation

Experience with EPIC HER documentation


Current DE RN licensure or eligibility to obtain prior to job offer

BLS required

* ACLS / PALS may be required per manager's direction and timeframe
* Commit to seeking specialty certification within time frame as indicated during interview

Nursing certification in relevant specialty

About Bayhealth

Bayhealth's cardiac program also offers diagnostic cardiac catheterization, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, cardiac care for patients recovering from heart attacks, nutritional counseling, and "Lifestyles Fitness Centers" for ongoing rehabilitation. All pre-surgical and post-surgical services, like the surgeries themselves, occur right here at Kent General Hospital, eliminating long-distance travel time for patients and their families. Patients no longer have to travel to Salisbury or Wilmington for cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology. The University of Pennsylvania Health System is home to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the nation's recognized leaders in cardiac surgical innovation and expertise. In 2005, for the ninth consecutive year, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) was ranked as one of the nation's "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of "Best Hospitals" in America. In that same issue, Penn's was also ranked #20 in "Heart and Heart Surgery." In the May 2003 issue of Philadelphia magazine, Penn Cardiac Care was identified as one of 36 Penn-based "Centers of Excellence" for its expertise in comprehensive cardiac care, including cardiac surgery. Since September 2003, UPHS and Bayhealth have worked together to plan policies and procedures, set up systems for the new program, and recruit and train staff. Now, Bayhealth will operate the administratively independent cardiac surgery program with access to UPHS for specialty procedures and support.