Under general supervision, and in accordance with physician’s orders, the registered nurse is responsible for the assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of the nursing care provided for all assigned patient/clients. The RN is responsible for meeting the medical center’s standards of nursing care, standards of nursing practice, and the nursing service policies and procedures in conjunction with other members of the health care team.
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- Licensed RN by State of Illinois
- CPR Certified
- ACLS Certified
- EKG Certified
- Willing to work all shifts.
VI. PERFORMANCE OF ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS
1. Completes and documents the admission and ongoing assessment of all assigned patients as outlined in the nursing practice standards.
2. Formulates, documents, and reviews the admission nursing diagnosis, based on the assessment data, identifying an individual’s actual and potential needs which nurses can identify and treat.
3. Initiates, documents, and maintains a plan of care for an assigned patient that is consistent with the medical plan of care.
4. Initiates, completes, and/or coordinates actions necessary to accomplish the defined behavioral outcomes and goals communicating the patient’s plan of care accurately and concisely to all health care/support team members. Systematically appraises the patient’s response to the plan of care and recognizes any need for revision.
5. Evaluates educational needs and implements appropriate teaching plan with patient/family.
6. Serves as patient advocate in area of pain management.
7. Leads and directs other staff; assumes responsibility to facilitate integrated patient care and delegates appropriately.
8. Displays a positive attitude and demonstrates a willingness to improve performance.
9. Assumes responsibility for insuring professional growth and practices within legal and ethical guidelines for nursing practice.
10. Completes the hospital’s general and unit specific orientation programs and completes the required education programs annually.
11. Demonstrates the ability to work with newborns to geriatrics depending on assigned department.
12. Meets Unit specific criteria:
a. Possesses current and comprehensive knowledge of critical care nursing and uses same in assessment and documentation.
b. Functions as a patient advocate for ICU patient. Seeks out appropriate referrals for ICU/CCU patient. Aggressive in the pain management of the patient.
c. Attends in-services pertinent to critical care nursing. Takes instruction for own educational needs. Provides in-service to ICU/CCU staff, other hospital staff, to the community, and is ACLS certified.