Nov 23, 2020

Registered Nurse, Acute Care/Swing Bed

  • Memorial Health System
  • Taylorville, IL, USA

Job Description

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.