Pre-Admission Testing Nurse in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 6/10/2022

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    Oak Park, IL
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Job Description


Position is responsible for admitting patients to the hospital utilizing a complete comprehensive assessment, initiating an appropriate plan of care to meet the patients nursing needs and ensuring the patient environment is safe.


1. Registered Nurse with current Illinois license, BSN preferred

2. CPR certification

3. Demonstrated organization and time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks

4. Excellent interpersonal skills, customer service delivery skills

5. Excellent experience leading and facilitating a wide variety of diverse patient groups required

6. Ability to assess needs, identify problems, explore alternatives and implement solutions.

7. Demonstrated ability to work independently and make decisions in accordance with hospital policy and governmental regulations.

8. Knowledge of basic computer operations and use of word processing software

9. Ability to use audio/visual equipment, telephone and other clinical equipment for patient teaching.


Exercised: None.

Received: Reports to the Manager, Nursing Administration


Functions as a clinical liaison for patient care teams and service. Through documentation and verbal communication, essential information is shared with other healthcare team members.

Interacts daily with patients, families, physicians, and unit and hospital personnel. Adjusts patient interaction and/or treatment to match each patient’s age-specific developmental, educational, or other related needs. Whenever possible, the family or those significant to the family are considered as part of the assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation efforts.

JOB DUTIES (* denotes “essential function”)

1. Demonstrates the WSMC Customer Service Values, which are key in providing quality service to patients and customers. *

2. Completes Nursing Admission Assessment with patient and family at time of admission.*

3. Makes accurate multi-system assessments and clearly documents in patient records on a continuous basis.*

4. Assesses and implements appropriate nursing care based upon comprehensive nursing assessment.*

5. Expedites admissions transfers from Emergency Department and direct admissions to maintain effective patient flow. *

6. Performs nursing duties as delegated through physician orders or as outlined in patient plan of care to provide quality care to patients.*

7. Evaluates, initiates, and maintains standards of care in area of expertise and performs duties in accordance with the policies and procedures of West Suburban and the Nursing Department.*

8. Implements the medical plan of care appropriately as delegated through physician orders and with the parameters of this job description. *

9. Administers medications and treatments safely, accurately, and in accordance with established policies and procedures. *

10. Directs, coordinates, and participates in the activities required for delivery of quality patient care as a part of the healthcare team.*

11. Directs and coordinates nursing care, establishes priorities and delegates nursing activities according to patient needs and staff's capabilities and qualifications. *

12. Participates as a member of the patient care team, facilitates communication and initiates interdisciplinary activities.*

13. Clearly communicates in a timely manner data obtained during nursing assessments, reports and interdisciplinary rounds and serves as an advocate for patients and families when communicating with other health team members. *

14. Assist team members in providing care to patients or administers direct care when professional nursing skills and judgment are required.*

15. Participates in education, research, and performance improvement activities to enhance and maintain personal developmental qualifications and standards of performance.

16. Collaborates with Director, Nurse Manager, Nursing Educator and staff to identify and provide opportunities for staff members to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to contribute to the success of the department.

17. Participates in quality improvement activities to advance the practice of nursing at Weiss.

18. Serves as the first line contact for greeting patients and resolving patient concerns.*

19. Functions as a resource for new employees and float staff.*

20. Maintains a positive influence while role-modeling professional behaviors such as rounding, service recovery, key words and providing a positive approach to problem-solving for the unit.

21. Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional and courteous manner.


Physical Environment/Hazards: Must possess sufficient dexterity to use equipment, perform technical tasks and render patient care on a daily basis. Walks or stands most of shift. Must have sufficient knowledge of basic body mechanics and physical strength to safely move patients and/or equipment so as not to injure self or others. Constant interruptions and changing priorities may produce stress. Constant exposure to diagnosed and undiagnosed communicable diseases. Possibility for needle sticks.

OSHA Category I: Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

TB Exposure: There is an occupational risk for exposure to TB and the incumbent is required to take Particulate Respirator Fit testing.


This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

All employees are required to familiarize themselves and continually comply with all federal and state healthcare laws, regulations and rules (including Medicare and Medicaid billing requirements which are applicable to the employee’s job duties). Any employee who becomes aware of possible noncompliance with applicable laws is required to promptly report such possible noncompliance to his or her immediate manager or the compliance Resource Line. No adverse action or any form of retaliation shall be taken by the Hospital against any employee because of that person’s good faith report of possible noncompliance.