UnityPoint Health


    Requisition ID
    5401 N Knoxville Ave
    5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
    Salary Minimum
    USD $0.00/Hr.
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    PRN, every other weekend 1st shift and holiday rotation
  • Overview

    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, every other weekend 1st shift and holiday rotation


    CLINICAL EXCELLENCE FOCUS: Promotes the use of evidence based practice through the nursing process, protocols and procedures while under the supervision of an RN, assesses patient's status through interview, observation and physical assessment of actual problems and outcomes

    Assists the RN in the development of an Skilled individualized plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team. Daily monitoring and revisions with med and treatment order changes.

    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

    Completes Skilled required documentation as appropriate, including patient chart and event reports

    Demonstrates professional accountability for own practice as evidenced through seeking resources and continuing self-development

    Demonstrates technical knowledge of equipment and troubleshoots when problems arise

    Acquires and maintains current knowledge and skills in evidence based nursing practice

    Promotes the professional development of self and team members

    Shares clinical knowledge through informal teaching and in response to the learning needs of others

    Completes the following assessments per IDPH regulation: BIMS interview, Mood interview, AIMS assessment & daily psychotropic monitoring

    ensure diagnosis is documented by Physician on admission and ongoing for all psychotropic meds per IDPH regulation


    WORK ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE FOCUS: Participates in 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

    Recognizes need for assistance and utilizes resources, including physician and nurse to nurse (UAT) consultation in a timely manner

    Demonstrates 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 assignment

    Consistently prioritizes work based on changes in patient condition, changes in assignment and unanticipated interruptions

    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

    Works with other team members in delegating tasks and activities appropriately

    Provides goal-focused shift report

    Advocates with physicians on patient's behalf when necessary

    Utilizes communication and teamwork strategies aimed at promoting high team performance and achieving optimal patient outcomes and unit productivity

    Chooses an appropriate and meaningful communication style when interacting with others; gives and accepts constructive feedback to/from peers


    PATIENT EDUCATION FOCUS: Adapts teaching strategies appropriately to meet the patient's/family's age specific needs.

    Adapts teaching strategies based on patient's response, readiness to learn and level of comprehension

    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 and other resources 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/hospital

    Works with interdisciplinary team in identifying opportunities for improvement in patient care and patient/family satisfaction

    Actively promotes and achieves customer satisfaction (patient, family, departments, physicians)

    Participates in the implementation of Performance Improvement initiatives

    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

    Identifies practice problems on the unit

    Implements changes in own clinical practice based on literature and unit process improvement outcomes



    Technical School in the field of licensed practical nursing Required

    License and Certification

    CPR-must remain valid for 60 days following start date

    Registered as Licensed Practice Nurse by state of IL.

    Required English Skills

    Basic oral skills

    Communication Skills

    Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker

    Interaction with a wide variety of people

    Maintain confidential information

    Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information

    Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor

    Computer Skills

    Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.


    Physical Requirements:

    Ability to reach above shoulder level

    Ability to distinguish color

    Visual acuity at normal range with or without correction

    Ability to grip/grasp

    Ability to stoop

    Ability to crouch

    Ability to push/pull 25 force in lbs.

    Ability to walk equivalent to 1 mi per shift

    Ability to stand for up to 4 consecutive hours

    Manual and finger dexterity

    Ability to hear at normal level

    Ability to speak in normal tone

    Ability to move/lift objects weighing up to 25 lbs.

    Ability to carry objects weighing up to 20 lbs.

    Ability to position patients (pull, push & lift) 50 lbs.

    Mental and Emotional Requirements:

    Ability to cope with various degrees of stress

    Ability to make fast decisions under pressure

    Ability to cope with confrontation

    Ability to concentrate

    Ability to be flexible & adjust to change

    Ability to cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm manner

    Ability to assist with problem resolution

    Ability to demonstrate a high degree of patience

    Ability to work additional hours

    Ability to adapt to shift work

    Ability to handle multiple priorities in a stressful situation

    Environmental Conditions:

    Occupational exposure to blood & other potentially infectious materials is reasonably anticipated in the performance of the employee's duties. Skin, eye, mucous membrane, and/or parenteral contact with blood or potentially infectious material is reasonably anticipated. Additionally, the following elements are true for this position:

    Mainly an inside working environment

    Travel expected to locations on the Methodist Campus

    Carpet and tile floors

    Florescent lighting

    Some limited exposure to weather conditions in all seasons

    Methodist does not guarantee a latex-free work environment.

    Exposure to communicable diseases

    Exposure to odors (i.e., chemicals, perfumes, etc.)

    Shared office space for all or a portion of the workday

    Exposure to medicinal preparations

    Noise levels not above a point that hearing protection is needed

    Exposure to ionizing radiation, magnetic, and R/F fields expected


    EOE M/F/V/D


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