UnityPoint Health

  • Registered Nurse Post Surgical PRN

    Requisition ID
    5401 N Knoxville Ave
    UPH Proctor
    Salary Minimum
    USD $0.00/Hr.
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    Varied hours
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    As Needed
  • 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 position 



    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 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

    Completes 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

    Demonstrates 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 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: 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 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

    Demonstrates 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 education

    Utilizes 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/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

    Works on assigned projects, data collection, audits as assigned




    1. Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred

    2. Individuals hired after August 1, 2013 must obtain a BSN within 5 years


    1. Valid CPR required before start date, must remain valid within 60 days of start date

    2. Registered Nurse in the state of IL

    EOE M/F/V/D 


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