St. Luke’s is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke’s are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay for health care.
We are currently seeking talented Nursing professionals to join our nursing team. Continue your nursing career by joining a nationally recognized teaching hospital with proven success indicators. St. Luke’s is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Stroke Center and Tertiary Care teaching hospital. St. Luke’s is the only hospital in the Lehigh Valley and, in fact, in Pennsylvania, named one of IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) 100 Top Hospitals in the nation six times total & four years in a row.
We offer competitive compensation and benefit programs along with a Nurse Residency Program to support and develop newly Licensed Nurses in both their clinical and professional development. Become a part of a premier & very special Nursing Team at St. Luke’s! Join us today!
The Graduate Temporary Practice Permit (TPP) Nurse delivers nursing care for patients across their life span, and through the nursing process, assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, evaluates and documents the effects of care. The graduate nurse who holds a temporary practice permit must practice under the supervision of an experienced, Pennsylvania registered nurse who is physically present in the unit or area where the graduate nurse is practicing.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Performs systematic assessment of all assigned patients.
- Formulates collaborative and individualized plan of care and identifies expected patient outcomes, using the nursing process.
- Implements, evaluates and documents patient care interventions and effectiveness.
- Organizes, coordinates and prioritizes patient care utilizing available resources.
- Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in inservices and/or continuing education programs.
- Complies with established chain of command for work-related problems.
- Participates in identifying unit needs and supports unit goals and objectives.
- Maintains departmental records for administrative and regulatory purposes.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS
Sit up to 2 hours per day; 1 hour at a time. Stand for up to 8 hours per day; 4 hours at a time. Walk up to 6 hours per day; 10 minutes at a time. Consistently lift, carry and push objects up to 10 pounds. Frequently lift, carry and push objects up to 75 pounds. Transport patients weighing up to 250 lbs. via wheelchair, bed and/or stretcher with assistance when appropriate. Consistently pull up to 10 lbs. Frequently pull up to 250 lbs. with assistance when appropriate. Frequently stoop and bend, crouch, kneel and climb. Frequently reach above shoulder level. Occasional crawling. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Frequently finger and handle objects. Occasionally firmly grasp, twist, turn objects with hands and fingers. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation, and high and low frequencies. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual monotony (e.g. computer screen).
Temporary Practice Permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Must have obtained BLS upon hire or completed as part of the orientation process. Must have completed three (3) hours of DHS-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition for licensure.
Various shifts within multiple departments/locations available
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke’s!!