UnityPoint Health

  • Rn Inpatient

    Requisition ID
    2019-55574
    Category
    Nursing
    Location
    US-IL-Rock Island
    Address
    2701 17th St
    Affiliate
    6020 UnityPoint Health QC Trinity
    City
    Rock Island
    Department
    Medical Telemetry RI 7S- RI
    State
    IL
    FTE
    0.01
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    PRN - varies
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    As Needed
  • Overview

    UnityPoint Health-Trinity is seeking a PRN (as needed) Registered Nurse for our Medical Telemetry unit. This unit is continuously busy and takes a variety of medical patients.  Telemetry nurses work with patients that require special monitoring, including those recently released from the intensive care unit of a hospital. The patients they work with are often at high risk for complications, so RN’s in a telemetry unit must carefully review equipment and data to detect potential symptoms of distress or danger.  A career as a telemetry nurse requires advanced medical knowledge, technical expertise, compassion and strong interpersonal skills to care for patients who may have life-threating conditions

    Choose a career that matters with UnityPoint Health. Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Trinity is a family of four full-service hospitals in Rock Island and Moline Illinois, and Bettendorf and Muscatine, Iowa. We are always looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream.

    As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families.  Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health with in the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.

    Responsibilities

    Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

    • Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.
    • Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.
    • Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.
    • Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.
    • Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.
    • Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare providers and hold them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care.
    • Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

    Development & Patient Education

    • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.
    • Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.
    • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.
    • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

    Basic UPH Performance Criteria

    • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
    • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
    • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
    • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
    • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
    • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

    Qualifications

    Education:  Diploma from an RN program. Previous acute care experience preferred. BSN Degree Preferred

     

    License(s)/Certification(s):  Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in primary state.  Must apply within 90 days for licensure in secondary state. Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

     

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity. Microsoft Office – basic computer skills. Customer/patient focused. Critical thinking skills using  independent judgment in making decisions.

     

    Lifting Requirements: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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