Registered Nurse

Company Name:
Advocate Health Care
Job Title: Registered Nurse
Job ID Number: 25126-70161
City: Downers Grove
State: Illinois
Hours per pay period: 32 Hours
Shift: To Be Determined
Qualifications: It is mandatory that specifications are not arbitrarily imposed such that discriminatory practices result when selecting candidates for the position. Instructions: Please complete competent and minimum level qualifications. The competent level is an incumbent who is fully capable of performing the position almost immediately. The minimum level is an incumbent who has a different degree, experience level, etc., or who will need development/monitoring before achieving a competent level. COMPETENT LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS MINIMUM LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS SKILLS (Typing, shorthand and special machinery) o Proficient use of patient care equipment o Proficient use of computers; Allegra MIDAS o Good written and verbal communication skills o Computer skills o Technical skills in the field of specialty, including use of equipment typical on a patient care unit. o Good time management and organizational skills o Have knowledge or be willing to acquire knowledge about the current healthcare environment, i.e. managed care o Clinical knowledge in area of expertise EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE (Degrees, years in profession) o Has demonstrated proficiency for the requirements o Earn 10 continuing education credits annually o BSN o 1+ yrs of relevant experience, to include inpatient nursing experience CERTIFICATION (License, CPA) TNS or TNCC within 2 years of hire o Current Illinois RN license o Current CPR o ACLS TNCC/TNS SPECIAL JOB CHARACTERISTICS (List any features of the working conditions that might require accommodation for an employee. This may include physical or other requirements of the job such as necessary travel, unusual work hours, lifting, climbing and environmental abnormalities such as adverse, hazardous or unpleasant conditions.) oAbility to work in Critical Care, Progressive Care, and ED and assume responsibility for patient care in each area Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing o Certain positions may need to take call o Ability to transport objects, patients, and equipment o Ability to respond quickly to patient needs and work at fast pace o Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick o Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of a fire or other disaster o Routinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patients o Ability to respond to patients in a timely manner and access all areas of the unit o Ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds constantly o Able to stand for long periods of time (85%25); sitting ( 15%25) ________________________________________
Job Description: Purpose: Assist with coordination of care for trauma patients across the continuum. Follow patient progress as an inpatient and act as a liaison for physicians and hospital staff to ensure good communication about patient plan of care. Provide continuity of care as patients transition from acute care to outpatient management by assisting with trauma clinic and outpatient management of plan of care. ________________________________________ I. ACCOUNTABILITIES AND JOB ACTIVITIES: A. Assuring/Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family's right to receive quality, cost effective care 20 %25%201. Mobilizes appropriate resources in response to situations that have the potential to negatively impact patient and family outcomes 2. Adapts practice to the latest standards according to evidence-based literature. 3. Participates in quality/process improvement initiatives 4. Participates in efforts to reduce risk and improve patient safety 5. Partners with Care Management and bedside nursing staff to facilitate plan of care and keep them informed of the medical treatment plan. 6. Assist with outpatient trauma clinic in AMG Trauma office and ensure appropriate outpatient follow up for patients 7. Coordinates written communication to referring physicians and paramedic services as follow up for trauma patients. B. Nursing Process: Demonstrates the use of nursing process as a problem-solving model. 20 %25%201. Recognizes changes in clinical situations. Evaluates and implements changes to the plan of care as directed by Trauma Surgeons. 2. Consistently makes sound clinical decisions, demonstrating the ability to care for patients with complex problems 3. Prioritizes and organizes patient care and ensures follow through with planned care 4. Initiates referrals and discharge planning for assigned patients and actively coordinates utilizing the interdisciplinary approach 5. Applies ethical decision making. C. Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care. Demonstrates leadership behaviors and is committed to the development of self and others. 20 %25%201. Participates in department meetings and activities that improve patient care or administrative systems Utilizes available resources to maintain current knowledge base relevant to practice 2. Demonstrates effective communication, feedback, and conflict resolution skills, promoting collaboration among healthcare team members 3. Demonstrates ability to critique own nursing practice and achieves required certifications. 4. Earns a minimum of 10 contact hours per year and meets IDFPR requirements for continuing education. D. Acts as a liaison between Trauma Surgeons and hospital staff to maintain quality and efficiency of care 20 %25%201. Rounds with Trauma surgeons daily 2. Communicates medical treatment plan to nursing personnel as needed 3. Communicates patient care needs from nursing to trauma surgeons as needed 4. Communicates transition plan with Care Management to help provide an effective and efficient transition to outpatient setting for patients E. Nurse/Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship throughout the healthcare continuum 10 %25%201. Demonstrates adaptive communication styles based on individual patient needs 2. Provides individualized care to promote physical and psychosocial comfort 3. Assesses patient and family readiness and involves them in planning and implementing care. Seeks consultation as needed. 4. Incorporates an individualized, holistic approach in the plan of care 5. Follows patient clinical course throughout the hospitalization and contributes to the discharge/transition plan F. Patient/Staff Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meeting the learning needs of patients and families. Utilizes appropriate resources to meet those needs and achieve positive patient outcomes. Assists in creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities for nursing peers and colleagues. 10 %25%201. Assesses patient and family readiness to learn, and modifies approach as necessary 2. Seeks out opportunities to enhance knowledge, skill, and competence of nursing staff and provides input to managers and clinical nurse specialists on learning opportunities for staff

Don't Be Fooled

The fraudster will send a check to the victim who has accepted a job. The check can be for multiple reasons such as signing bonus, supplies, etc. The victim will be instructed to deposit the check and use the money for any of these reasons and then instructed to send the remaining funds to the fraudster. The check will bounce and the victim is left responsible.

More Jobs

Registered Nurse-2nd Shift Full time
Palos Heights, IL Providence Life Services
Register Nurse - Primary Care - Palos Medical ...
Orland Park, IL Trinity Health Corporation
Registered Nurse - Medical Imaging Cath/IR
Chicago, IL Children's Memorial Hospital
Licensed Practical Nurse - Subspecialty Medici...
Maywood, IL Trinity Health Corporation
Associate Nurse Manager-Illini (RN)
Pittsfield, IL Blessing Health System
Intern/Nurse Intern
Quincy, IL Blessing Health System