Responsible for delegation, supervision, and provision of nursing care for a designated group of patients through utilization of the nursing process. Provides age-appropriate care. Participates in research when appropriate and incorporates research findings into evidence-based clinical practice. Contributes to quality improvement processes. Adheres to MMC Mission, Vision, and Values, the Nursing Division Mission, Vision, and Philosophy, the ANA Code of Ethics and the Illinois Nursing Act. Embodies the System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values.
• BSN preferred.
• Licensed as RN in State of Illinois.
• Current BLS/CPR, ACLS and PALS certification per policy.
• Must be able to position and/or transfer an average adult patient and possess gross coordination sufficient to perform other patient care duties as required. Must be able to withstand prolonged periods of standing. Must be able to perform difficult manipulative skills such as IV insertion and IM injections.
• Environmental working conditions include exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue, contagious diseases and/or radioactive or other potentially hazardous materials.
DAILY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
It can be all over- depends on patient load- how fast they get beds –etc
Peds and ICU and isolation is 1:1 but if stable 1:2 unless very high acuity or starting to have issues. Patients here can be pretty sick but it all depends on how they recover.
Principle Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Professional Nursing Care
• Age appropriate assessment.
• Data analysis to identify nursing problems.
• Defines individualized patient outcomes.
•Develops an interdisciplinary, individualized plan of care in partnership with patients and families.
•Implements specified interventions to attain expected outcomes.
•Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attainment of outcomes, revising the plan when indicated.
2. Supervision and Delegation
• Delegates patient care tasks to LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel based on job description, individual capability and patient needs.
• Communicates patient status and caregiver performance expectations.
• Appropriately supervises performance of LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel.
• Directs performance improvement for LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel.
•Builds teamwork when supervising and delegating to others.
3. Communication and Collaboration
• Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.
• Uses therapeutic communication techniques.
• Demonstrates assertiveness.
• Communicates relevant patient information to other members of the health team.
•Documents patient care according to policies and procedures. .
•Ensures appropriate implementation of physician’s orders.
•Accesses electronic data to facilitate patient care.
•Creates and maintains a collaborative work environment.
•Participates in interdisciplinary planning and decision making.
•Precepts new nursing employees and/or nursing students.
4.Quality and Safety
•Identifies and resolves safety risks.
• Participates in continuous quality improvement.
• Participates in the periodic review and revision of policies, procedures, and standards of care.
• Complies with all safety policies.
5. Embodies the Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values.
•Demonstrates ethical decision making.
•Advocates for patients and families.
•Appropriately follows the chain of command.
•Adheres to the Behavioral Standards.
•Develops annual plan for own professional development.
•Participates in community health initiatives.
•Participates in community organizations.
•Contributes to nursing research activities and applies findings in clinical practice.
•Participates in nurse peer review process.
7.Performs other related work as required or requested.