Nov 23, 2020

Registered Nurse, Acute Care

  • Memorial Health System
  • Lincoln, IL 62656, USA

Job Description

The Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (ALMH) nursing team provides a supportive environment designed to enable our nurses to thrive. As a Pathway to Excellence hospital designated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, ALMH is committed to creating an environment where our nurses excel and feel valued as integral members of our inter-professional healthcare teams.

At ALMH, our nurses provide high quality care for patients in a fast paced environment. They will see a wide variety of conditions and have the opportunity to float to multiple departments such as the emergency room, obstetrics and ambulatory surgery. Nurses at ALMH work with physicians and an interdisciplinary team to develop care plans for patients. The interdisciplinary team includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, case management, dietary, respiratory therapy and more.

In 2019, ALMH was recognized for the fifth time since 2014 by iVantage Health Analytics as one of the nation’s top 100 best performing critical access hospitals. Additionally, ALMH boasts a beautiful facility built in 2011.

Join us in our mission to improve the lives of the people and communities we serve, and apply today!

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

  1. Performs age appropriate assessments.
  2. Analyzes data to identify nursing problems.
  3. 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.
  4. Delegates patient care tasks to LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel based on job description and patient needs.
  5. Appropriately supervises performance of LPNs and unlicensed assistive personnel.
  6. Builds teamwork when supervising and delegating to others.
  7. Documents patient care according to policies and procedures.
  8. Ensures appropriate implementation of physician’s orders.
  9. Precepts new nursing employees and/or nursing students.
  10. Identifies & resolves safety risks.
  11. Participates in continuous quality improvement, periodic review of policies, procedures and pre-printed physicians orders.
  12. Assists with educational activities for other staff on the nursing unit.
  13. Performs other related work as required or requested.