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Greater Peoria, IL
Greater Peoria, IL

RN - Radiation Oncology



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

Job Description

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.

Special Summer Incentive

*Sign on bonus for experienced nurses- $7,500

*Free Health Insurance for the rest of the year

*Vacation accrual based on RN experience

College Diploma in Nursing
Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License Illinois upon hire.

Minimum two (2) years experience working as a Registered Nurse

  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Required English Skills Basic reading skillsBasic writing skillsBasic oral skillsCommunication Skills Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-workerInteraction with a wide variety of peopleMaintain confidential informationAbility to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal informationAbility to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanorComputer Skills Basic Skill

  • Promotes the use of evidence-based practice through the nursing process, protocols and procedures.
  • 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
  • Evaluates and documents patient's progress toward expected outcomes/goals on an ongoing basis throughout the shift
  • Modifies plan of care based on evaluation
  • Completes required documentation as appropriate, including patient chart and event reports
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge of equipment and troubleshoots when problems arise
  • Shares clinical knowledge through informal teaching and in response to the learning needs of others
  • Demonstrates skills to promote patient and staff safety through appropriate use of lift equipment (as applicable)
  • Coordinates the interdisciplinary care of the patient through collaboration with team members and utilizes additional resources when necessary
  • Analyzes clinical situations in a systematic way and acts to obtain resources or correct problems to meet or exceed expected outcomes or patient needs
  • Recognizes need for assistance and utilizes resources, including physician and nurse to nurse (UAT) consultation in a timely manner
  • Assumes assignment of non-complex and some complex patient management with some turnover in assignment
  • Prioritizes work based on changes in patient condition, changes in assignment and unanticipated interruptions
  • Identifies and utilizes team resources to solve identified problems or needs
  • 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
  • Provides goal-focused shift report
  • Advocates with physicians on patient's behalf when necessary
  • Utilizes communication and teamwork strategies aimed at promoting high team performance and achieving optimal patient outcomes and unit productivity
  • Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient's/family's age specific needs.
  • Adapts teaching strategies based on patient's response, readiness to learn and level of comprehension
  • Takes cultural, age-specific, gender, and developmental factors into consideration when teaching patients about procedures, illness, hospital experience, etc.
  • Ensures patient safety in the hospital environment by following policy/procedures and adhering to National Patient Safety Goals
  • Utilizes SVI patient education system as a resource for patients and family members
  • Actively participates in data collection, analysis, 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
  • Works with interdisciplinary team in identifying opportunities for improvement in patient care and patient/family satisfaction
  • Promotes and achieves customer satisfaction (patient, family, departments, physicians)
  • Participates in the implementation of Performance Improvement initiatives
  • Follows up on patient/family requests/needs - anticipates patient/family needs
  • Encourages coworkers in achieving excellent customer satisfaction; utilizes organizational service excellence standards