Registered Nurse in Oak Park, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 10/3/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Oak Park, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/3/2022

Job Description

WEST SUBURBAN MEDICAL CENTER

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Summary: 

The Staff Nurse is a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) who practices within the scope of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act to ensure the delivery of comprehensive, high quality, individualized nursing care, based upon knowledge and experience, the nursing process and leadership skills. The RN incorporates the carative factors of human care and performs established procedures in accordance with the organization’s and the nursing division policies, procedures in accordance with the organization’s and the nursing division policies, procedures, and standards of care. The RN coordinates family involvement in the assessment/treatment and continuing care of the patient, and delegate’s tasks to competent and appropriate caregivers. Adheres to the mission, values and philosophy of WSMC.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1.     Assesses each patient’s biophysical, psychosocial, environment, spiritual, cultural, self-care, educational and discharge planning based on age and development status (*5.1) (*9.1) (*9.3).

2.     Utilizes the caring behaviors of empathy, active listening and cultural sensitivity and supports patient dignity (*6.3).

3.     Develops and prioritizes an outcome directed plan of care to assigned patients and changes as necessary (*5.1) (*5.2) (*6.3).

4.     Performs clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards of practice and within scope of the State Nurse Practice (*5.1) (*6.2) (*9.1) (*9.3).

5.     Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing interventions. Modified the plan of care focusing on age and development status and patient outcomes (*5.1) (*5.2) (*6.1) (*7.1) (*7.4) (*9.4).

6.     Reviews the plan of care and consults with the physician and other health care providers to adjust the plan to assure optimum patient outcomes within the scheduled timeframe (*5.4) (*6.1) (*6.2) (*7.2).

7.     Documents care per documentation standards (*9.1).

8.     Provides patient/family education (*11.3).

9.     Serves as a mentor/preceptors for colleagues and other staff within or outside of areas of responsibility (*11.2).

* Magnet Forces numbers are noted followed by the source of evidence number.  Reference:  (2004) Magnet Recognition Program, Application Manual 2005.  Silver Spring, MD:  American Nursing Credentialing Center.

Other Responsibilities:

1.         Adheres to downtime procedures.

2.         Adheres to established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.

3.         Performs both essential and non-essential job functions in a safe manner as identified by WSMC.

4.         Demonstrates an understanding of and models the mission and core values of WSMC through behavior and attitude.

5.         Enhances professional growth and development by accessing educational programs, job related literature, in-service meetings, and workshops/seminars.

6.         Performs other related duties as assigned.

7.         Monitor and delegate tasks to allied health care professionals.

 

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

 Years of Experience:

                                                  
  0 to 1             Required                 Preferred  
  1+ to 3           Required                 Preferred              
 

Specify:

-        Registered Nurse with current Illinois License.

-        ACLS per unit specific hospital requirements.

 

5.      List any specific skills required:  

Language:  Ability to speak and write English to the extent necessary for safe and efficient performance of the job.

Mental/Level of Concentration Required

     May encounter challenges where objectives are impacted by events outside the employee’s control

     High pressure, stressful situations may be encountered in the job

     Must be mindful of time constraints and deadlines

     Handles multiple and potentially conflicting assignments, demands and priorities

     Maintains attention to detail over an extended period of time, adapting to varying conditions

     Responds quickly to emergencies and other non-routine situations

     Communicates effectively with employees, patients, families, visitors and co-workers, and uses those interpersonal skills appropriate for the occasion and audience.

     Performs duties that require a high measure of flexibility and adaptability.

     Utilizes sound judgment in resolving issues that are ambiguous or without previously defined precedent.

     Deals effectively and calmly with conflict-related and/or emotional situations.

     Demonstrates effective problem solving skills

  Other