General job duties. Types of procedures required.
Registered nurse protects, promotes and restores health and wellness, by practicing at the highest level of licensure; collaborating with providers and multidisciplinary care team members to provide care coordination across the continuum; assesses and supports physical symptoms; provides psychological support to patients, friends, and families; mentors assigned team members; promotes best practices; maintains professional disposition at all times.
The Registered 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 policies, procedures and standards of care of OSF HealthCare and the nursing division. The RN coordinates family involvement in the assessment, treatment, and continue care of the patient, and delegates task to competent and appropriate caregivers.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITY:
• Works at the highest level of licensure by providing quality competent care, following best practice standards, working to achieve care goals and quality outcomes, and following the standards of care set by the state board of nursing.
• Provides effective leadership in the delivery of quality nursing care by assessing, planning, organizing, and directing the nursing functions and collaborating with the patient to implement their plan of care.
• Maintains confidential status of medical records and maintains documentation standards with accurate, timely, and complete recording and reporting.
• Acts autonomously as a vital component of the care team while delegating appropriate responsibility to the skill level of the employee and identifies patient care needs to accomplish a high standard of care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team functioning as an advocate for those we serve.
• Creates compassionate, service-oriented environment by following the nursing process in providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support to patients and caregivers.
• Provides a learning atmosphere by sharing knowledge with coworkers/orientation of new staff and by educating patients and their families to meet their health needs.
• Participates in the quality and process improvements at OSF to attain clinical excellence. Promotes financial stewardship by assisting with cost reduction without sacrificing quality.
• Maintains a safe and clean working environment and complies with policies, procedures and protocols put in place to protect patients and Mission Partners.
• Enhances professional growth and development by participating in and utilizing current evidence based information and keeps abreast of state and national accreditation, regulatory and safety standards.
• Advocates for patients and their caregivers to positively influence value driven and effective nursing care within the healthcare continuum.
It is the obligation of each employee of OSF Healthcare System to abide by and promote the Corporate Philosophy, Values, Mission, and Vision of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled
Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.
Equipment utilized in the unit/dept.
Pyxis- Medication storage.
Required skills and minimum years of experience.
Minimum 2 yrs ED experience
Associates degree from accredited school of nursing.
Specific licensures and certifications/ registrations required.
Active Illinois RN license- required
BLS, ACLS, NIHSS – required
TNCC & PALS preferred
CEN, TNCC, NRP preferred but not required.
Shift or schedule requirements.
12 hour shifts and every other weekend.
Floating to other units/departments.
Bed size/number of rooms for the unit/department.
24 Main room.
6 Fast Track.
Nurse to patient ratio of this unit. )
Navy Blue Scrubs, No facial jewelry, Tattoos covered.
Tell us about the unit/department specific training and orientation program.
2 days of orientation with a unit preceptor.