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RN- Medical (Inpatient) 7C

Carle

Carle

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024


Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients through the application of the nursing process.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
College Diploma in Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
Bachelor's Degree
Individuals hired after August 1, 2013 must obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) within (5) years of start date.

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License Illinois upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) (AHA) within 30 days.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.
  • Work may occasionally require travel to other facilities/hospitals.
  • Required to drive your own vehicle for business purposes.


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, and web browser. Multicultural sensitivity. Critical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisions.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Assesses patient's status through interview, observation and physical assessment of actual problems and outcomes.
  • Develops an individualized plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.
  • Uses appropriate interventions identified in the plan of care to achieve expected patient outcomes.
  • Systematically evaluates and documents patient's progress toward expected outcomes/goals on an ongoing basis throughout the shift.
  • Modifies plan of care based on evaluation and as needed based on changes in patient condition.
  • Completes required documentation as appropriate, including patient chart and event reports.
  • Demonstrates professional accountability for own practice as evidenced through seeking resources and continued self-development.
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge of equipment and troubleshoots when problems arise.
  • Acquires and maintains current knowledge and skills in evidence based nursing practice.
  • Promotes the professional development of self and team members
  • Shares clinical knowledge through informal teaching and in response to the learning needs of others.
  • Demonstrates a practical problem solving approach to patient moving and handling issues (as applicable).
  • Demonstrates skills to promote patient and staff safety through appropriate use of lift equipment (as applicable).
  • Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing.
  • Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider's orders and hospital lab procedures/policies.
  • Collaborates with the health care team in the organization of tasks and activities for the patient's care from admission to discharge according to the plan of care and to meet identified expected outcomes.
  • Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient's/family's age specific needs.
  • Actively participates in data collection, analysis, and problem solving and gives input on process improvements and patient satisfaction.
  • Assures that the care provided is consistent with standards of care, evidence based practices, national patient safety goals, core measures and other quality initiatives undertaken by the unit/hospital



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