Nov 23, 2020

Registered Nurse, Acute Care

  • Memorial Health System
  • Lincoln, IL 62656, USA

Job Description

Responsible for delegation, supervision, and provision of nursing care for a designated group of patients through utilization of the nursing process. Provides age appropriate patient care. Participates in research when appropriate and incorporates research findings into clinical practice.

Qualifications

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

  • Current RN license in the State of Illinois required.
  • Healthcare Provider or Instructor BLS certification required within 30 days of hire.
  • ACLS Provider or Instructor certification required within one year of hire date.

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.

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.
  • Performs other related work as required or requested.