Position: REGISTERED NURSE
Provides and manages nursing care to patients in an assigned area. Plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates patient care by members of the nursing team.
Director of ICU/Med Surg and House Supervisor
Certified Nurse Assistants and Unit Secretaries
Volunteers, Ancillary Departments, Students and Instructors of Schools of Nursing, Medical Staff, Patients/Families, Visitors, and Clergy
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Provides direct care to patients when professional skills are required.
Assesses, plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates patient care activities provided by the nursing team.
Performs patient assessment upon admission, plans patient care accordingly, including education of the patients and their families.
Reviews patient care plan daily and documents necessary changes and modifications.
Supports hospital and departmental policies and interprets them to patients, patients’ families, staff members, and the community as needed.
Assists in teaching and supervision of CNAs, USs and new employees.
Conducts team conferences at least once a shift, and more often as needed.
Completes nursing classification system a.m. daily for use in determination of staffing needs.
Communicates with Supervisor on a regular basis to discuss patient/family and employee needs.
Supervises Unit Secretary's transcription of physicians' orders and entries in the patient document.
Participates in the Process Assessment and Improvement activities when appropriate.
Completes continuing education requirements as defined by the Director of ICU/Med Surg.
Participates in unit meetings and keeps informed of posted and written information.
Makes pertinent observations of patients' progress and records this data in the medical records.
Makes frequent rounds to ascertain patients' conditions and/or needs.
Provides for a safe environment for co workers patients/families and visitors.
Educates patients/families from the time of admission until the patient is discharged and reviews the Home Care Instruction Sheet.
Performs duties as outlined in the Illinois Nurse Practice Act.
Demonstrates competency in providing assessment and care for neonates, pediatrics, pre-adolescents, adolescents, young adults, adults and geriatrics.
Participates in equipment and procedure competencies as defined annually by the Director of ICU/ Med/Surg.
Informs the Director of ICU/ Med Surg or House Supervisor of any ethical issues concerning patient care based on own cultural values or religious beliefs.
Orients new RNs to unit and assist in orientation of CNA.
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Makes daily rounds with physicians.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from a school of nursing and current registration with the Department of Professional Regulation in the State of Illinois.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Prefer a minimum of six (6) months experience, but a new graduate would be considered. Current in CPR.
Knowledge of nursing theory and practice knowledge of the nursing process and nursing diagnosis with appropriate independent nursing actions. Knowledge of team leading concept and interrelationships with other hospital departments.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Requires extensive mobility, walking, standing, and administering patient care.
Pushing, pulling, and lifting of equipment and/or patients. Assistive devices available.
Frequent decisions which require mental alertness and accuracy.
Will be working directly with patients who have communicable and/or infectious diseases. With proper techniques, this should not be a problem.