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Registered Nurse Post Surgical

Company: UnityPoint Health
Location: Peoria
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Job Description:

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. PRN position, hours vary
CLINICAL EXCELLENCE FOCUS: 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 outcomesDevelops 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 outcomesSystematically evaluates and documents patient's progress toward expected outcomes/goals on an ongoing basis throughout the shiftModifies plan of care based on evaluationCompletes required documentation as appropriate, including patient chart and event reportsDemonstrates professional accountability for own practice as evidenced through seeking resources and continuing self-developmentDemonstrates technical knowledge of equipment and troubleshoots when problems ariseAcquires and maintains current knowledge and skills in evidence based nursing practicePromotes the professional development of self and team membersShares clinical knowledge through informal teaching and in response to the learning needs of othersDemonstrates a practical problem solving approach to patient moving and handling issues (as applicable)Demonstrates skills to promote patient and staff safety through appropriate use of lift equipment (as applicable)Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing.Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider's orders and hospital lab procedures/policies. WORK ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE FOCUS: 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 needsRecognizes need for assistance and utilizes resources, including physician and nurse to nurse (UAT) consultation in a timely mannerDemonstrates ownership and persistence to ensure problem is resolved in best way possible.Able to assume assignment of non-complex and some complex patient management with some turnover in assignmentConsistently prioritizes work based on changes in patient condition, changes in assignment and unanticipated interruptionsIdentifies and utilizes team resources to solve identified problems or needsCollaborates 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 outcomesWorks with other team members in delegating tasks and activities appropriatelyProvides goal-focused shift reportAdvocates with physicians on patient's behalf when necessaryUtilizes communication and teamwork strategies aimed at promoting high team performance and achieving optimal patient outcomes and unit productivityChooses an appropriate and meaningful communication style when interacting with others: gives and accepts constructive feedback to/from peers. PATIENT EDUCATION FOCUS: Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient's/family's age specific needs. Adapts teaching strategies based on patient's response, readiness to learn and level of comprehensionTakes 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 GoalsDemonstrates a practical problem solving approach to patient moving and handling issues (as applicable)Demonstrates skills to promote patient and staff safety through appropriate use of lift equipment (as applicable)Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized educationUtilizes SVI patient education system as a resource for patients and family members PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT FOCUS: Actively participates in data collection, analysis, 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/hospitalWorks with interdisciplinary team in identifying opportunities for improvement in patient care and patient/family satisfactionActively promotes and achieves customer satisfaction (patient, family, departments, physicians)Participates in the implementation of Performance Improvement initiativesPromptly and efficiently follows up on patient/family requests/needs - anticipates patient/family needsEncourages coworkers in achieving excellent customer satisfaction; utilizes organizational service excellence standardsServes on unit based councilsIdentifies practice problems on the unitImplements changes in own clinical practice based on literature and unit process improvement outcomesWorks on assigned projects, data collection, audits as assigned

  • 2+ years' experience working as a Registered Nurse.Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred
    • Individuals hired after August 1, 2013 must obtain a BSN within 5 years of hire Licensure/Certification:
      • Current licensure in good standing as a Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois.
      • Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
      • Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.EOE M/F/V/D

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