Utilizing the Nursing Process, coordinates and implements care of patients within an assigned unit of the hospital under the direction of the Nurse Manager/Patient Care Manager. Performs work of considerable difficulty. Represents nursing within Trinity Medical Center and works to improve the health of the communities we serve.
Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, the alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations
Consistently conforms to high standards of practice
Assessment – collects comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or the situation.
Diagnosis – analyzes the assessment data to determine the diagnoses or issues.
Outcomes Identification – identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the patient or the situation.
Planning – develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes.
Implementation – implements the identified plan.
Evaluation – evaluates progress towards attainment of outcomes.
Quality of Practice – systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
Education – attains knowledge and competency that reflects current nursing practice.
Progression towards goals from previous evaluation/orientation completion.
Professional Practice Evaluation – evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations.
Collegiality – interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues.
Collaboration – collaborates with patient, family and others in the conduct of nursing practice.
Seeks supervision, consultation, or assistance when unable to perform effectively or safely.
Ethics – integrates ethical provisions in all areas of practice.
Provides care consistent with the Code of Ethics for Nurses
Practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems.
Primary commitment is to the patient, whether an individual, family, group, or community.
Promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.
Responsible and accountable for individual nursing practice and determines appropriate delegation of tasks consistent with the nurse’s obligation to provide optimum patient care.
Owes the same duties to self as to others, including the responsibility to preserve integrity and safety, to maintain competence, and to continue personal and professional growth.
Participates in establishing, maintaining, and improving health care environments and conditions of employment conducive to the provision of quality health care and consistent with the values of the profession through individual and collective action.
Participates in the advancement of the profession through contributions to practice, education, administration, and knowledge development.
Collaborates with other health professionals and the public in promoting community, national, and international efforts to meet health needs.
In conjunction with the profession of nursing, as represented by associations and their members, is responsible for articulating nursing values, for maintaining the integrity of the profession and its practice, and for shaping social policy.
Research – integrates research findings into practice.
Resource Utilization – considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in the planning and delivery of nursing services.
Leadership – provides leadership in the professional practice setting and in the profession
EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Must be a graduate of accredited School of Nursing. Previous acute care experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS: The following is required:
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS: Current Registered Professional Nurse licensure in the State of Illinois. Must maintain current ACLS and CPR Certification.