RN HOSPITAL 1
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Harvard, IL 60033
Provides compassionate, culturally sensitive, holistic nursing care to patients in the SNF Sub-Acute setting, supporting the nursing philosophy. May include day, weekend and holiday hours.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Utilizes the nursing process and collaboration with interdisciplinary team members in caring for patients.
Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques, policies and procedures, standards of care, and State laws/practice act.
Documents according to standards of care. Read and understand complex medical documentation.
Initiates a patient plan of care according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or policy including patient and family education.
Provides guidance and support based on identified needs, skills and abilities.
Participates in department or unit performance improvement activities.
AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION
Adult through Geriatric
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :
Quality – Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
Service – Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
Partnering – Supports organization’s goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other’s views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work.
Cost – Conserves organization resources.
Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others; consistently performs essential duties and responsibilities.
Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on resolving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
Change Management – Communicates changes effectively.
Delegation – Delegates work assignments, matching the responsibility to the person and their training.
Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; Supports the Culture of Excellence; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Self-directed in daily work routine, remaining productive during work hours.
Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives.
Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly; Utilizes appropriate equipment for partner/patient safety, such as lifts and gait belts.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment.
Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time, ready to accept assignment.
Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to leadership direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative – Undertakes self-development activities; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed; Seeks out educational opportunities.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE
Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
BSN or upon hire BSN completion agreement for enrollment in an accredited BSN Completion Program
Licensed as an RN in the State of Wisconsin or Illinois
HCP CPR Certification (Other certifications per unit requirements: ACLS, PALS, NALS)
Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring)
Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check.
Must be able to follow written/oral instructions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Occupational exposure is a Category A, which states all employees in the specified job classification have occupational exposure.
Partner may access patient care information needed to perform job duties.
WORK CONTACT GROUP
Patients, Families, Physicians, Health Care Team Members, Community
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION
Supervises nursing support staff as appropriate. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, basic computer knowledge is beneficial.
EOE&AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Mercy is an equal employment opportunity employer functioning under Affirmative Action Plans.