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RN - Emergency

Company: Carle Health
Location: Peoria
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Position Summary:

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients through the application of the nursing process.


College Diploma in Nursing and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Individuals hired after August 1, 2013 must obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)

Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License Illinois upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) (AHA) within 30 days and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (AHA) within 1 year and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) within 3 years or Trauma Nurse Specialist (TNS) Certification within 3 years and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (AHA) within 1 year or Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC) Provider within 1 year and Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI Training) within 1 year.

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, and web browser. Multicultural sensitivity.Critical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisions

Essential Functions:

  • Promotes the use of evidence-based practice through the nursing process, protocols and procedures.
  • Assesses patient's status through interview, observation and physical assessment of actual problems and outcomes.
  • Develops an individualized plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.
  • Uses appropriate interventions identified in the plan of care to achieve expected patient outcomes.
  • Systematically evaluates and documents patient's progress toward expected outcomes/goals on an ongoing basis throughout the shift.
  • Modifies plan of care based on evaluation and as needed based on changes in patient condition.
  • Completes required documentation as appropriate, including patient chart and event reports.
  • Demonstrates professional accountability for own practice as evidenced through seeking resources and continued self-development.
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge of equipment and troubleshoots when problems arise.
  • Shares clinical knowledge through informal teaching and in response to the learning needs of others.
  • Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider's orders and hospital lab procedures/policies.
  • Coordinates the interdisciplinary care of the patient through collaboration with team members and utilizes additional resources when necessary.
  • Analyzes clinical situations in a systematic way and acts to obtain resources or correct problems to meet or exceed expected outcomes or patient needs.
  • Able to assume assignment of non-complex and some complex patient management with some turnover in assignment.
  • Identifies and utilizes team resources to solve identified problems or needs.
  • Collaborates with the health care team in the organization of tasks and activities for the patient's care from admission to discharge according to the plan of care and to meet identified expected outcomes.
  • Advocates with physicians on patient's behalf when necessary.
  • Takes cultural, age-specific, gender, and developmental factors into consideration when teaching patients about procedures, illness, hospital experience, etc.
  • Ensures patient safety in the hospital environment by following policy/procedures and adhering to National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.
  • Utilizes SVI patient education system as a resource for patients and family members.
  • Actively participates in data collection, analysis, and problem solving and gives input on process improvements and patient satisfaction.
  • Assures that the care provided is consistent with standards of care, evidence-based practices, national patient safety goals, core measures and other quality initiatives undertaken by the unit/hospital.
  • Promptly and efficiently follows up on patient/family requests/needs - anticipates patient/family needs.
  • Encourages coworkers in achieving excellent customer satisfaction; utilizes organizational service excellence standards.
  • Serves on unit-based councils.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information: Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

Keywords: Carle Health, Peoria , RN - Emergency, Healthcare , Peoria, Illinois

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