UnityPoint Health

  • Registered Nurse - Respiratory

    Requisition ID
    2018-46318
    Category
    Nursing
    Location
    US-IL-Peoria
    Address
    221 NE Glen Oak Ave
    Affiliate
    5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
    City
    Peoria
    Department
    7C Med Resp- MMCI
    State
    IL
    FTE
    0.9
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    7:00am-7:30pm
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    Full Time Benefits
  • 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.


     


    Full Time 36 hours/week 7:00am-7:30pm., every other weekend required

    Responsibilities

    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

    Qualifications

    Experience:



    • 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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