Memorial Health System Taylorville, IL, USA
Responsible for delegation, supervision, and provision of evidenced-based nursing care for a designated group of patients through utilization of the nursing process. Provides age appropriate patient care. Provides age appropriate patient care. Implements evidence-based findings into practice and participates in research as appropriate. Qualifications Licensure/Certification/Registry: Current RN license in the State of Illinois required. Maintains Healthcare Provider BLS certification. ACLS Provider certification preferred. Maintain PEARS Provider certification. (Must obtain within 12 months of hire) Experience: Meets credit range for Clinical Ladder levels as follows (12 months experience as a registered nurse is required in order to apply for promotion in the clinical ladder): Clinical Nurse I: Registered Nurse who achieves a range of 0-12 credits on the Clinical Ladder Behavior Grid. BSN preferred. Clinical Nurse II: Registered Nurse who achieves a range of 13-24 credits on the Clinical Ladder Behavior Grid with evidence of behaviors from at least two categories of the Grid. BSN preferred. Clinical Nurse III: Registered Nurse who achieves at least 25 credits on the Clinical Ladder Behavior Grid with evidence of behaviors from at least three categories on the Grid. BSN required Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Attends all hospital/nurse manager specified mandatory in-services. Maintains competencies as identified in unit specific requirements. Completion of self-evaluation. It is the incumbent's responsibility to submit to the nurse manager at annual evaluation time documentation to validate annual credentialing requirements. Responsibilities Performs age appropriate assessments. Analyzes data to identify nursing problems. Provides direct patient care, develops individualized plan of care in partnership with patients & families. Evaluates patient progress toward attainment of goals, revising plan of care when indicated. Delegates patient care tasks to LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel based on job description and patient needs. Appropriately supervises performance of LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel. Builds teamwork when supervising and delegating to others. Documents patient care according to policies and procedures. Ensures appropriate implementation of physician’s orders. Precepts new nursing employees and/or nursing students. Identifies & resolves safety risks. Participates in continuous quality improvement, periodic review of policies, procedures and pre-printed physicians orders. Assists with educational activities for other staff on the nursing unit. Assures that department is survey-ready at all times. Performs other related work as required or requested. The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Jan 17, 2020