In-House Registry Nurse

at TAD PGS in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Two locations available Responsibilities: Applies and documents all elements of the nursing process through assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the delivery of care for patients of all ages (evaluates patient outcomes) Utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure the highest quality of patient care Delegate specific tasks to other caregivers (LPN, other support staff) and assume responsibility for all patient care Works with patients, families and other healthcare workers as necessary to assist patients to their attainable level of wellness Foster's illness prevention through assessment of detainee Health Request Forms, assessment and triage of patients, and focusing (promoting) patient education Supports the Department of Patient Care Services policies, procedures, and standards Assumes responsibility and accountability for maintaining a minimum of 12 (twelve) hours of in-service education annually Assumes responsibility and accountability for acquiring and maintaining current knowledge of Correctional Standards Administers medications according to policies and practice standards Utilizes knowledge of pharmacology, pathophysiology, mathematics, therapeutic dosage, signs and symptoms, and side effects in the administration of medications Ensures medication passage to all assigned detainees, reports, and documents refusals or omissions Assesses patient needs for health care services Physical demands include lifting, standing, and walking throughout the 100-acre compound Demonstrates professional behavior at all times Assesses patient needs for emergency care and initiates appropriate action Demonstrates the ability to properly use emergency equipment Facilitates patient transport from the division/unit to the emergency room as appropriate Provides supervision and support to LPNs and other support staff Collaborates with physicians, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and all healthcare team members Fosters collaborative relationship with correctional staff Ensures consistency and compliance with established documentation policies Maintains safety standards within the correctional environment Maintains ethics and confidentiality Participates in process management in order to meet regulatory agency standards (National Commission on Correctional Healthcare, Joint Commission, OSHA, HIPAA, and Corporate Compliance) Assumes responsibility for the functioning of the unit and serves as a resource person for all unit personnel, unit problems and unit activity to the House Nursing Supervisor when the manager is not on duty Manages assignments as necessary and informs personnel of changes Assists personnel with priority setting and delegation of work for organized workflow Collaborates with support systems for adequate supplies and equipment for continuity of care for the current shift and oncoming shift Makes patient rounds to evaluate patient needs, accomplishes care, and takes accountability for patient census and care needs Assumes responsibility for implementation of physician's orders and nursing directives for patient's needs Communicates unit activities to the Nurse Manager Arrange staffing for oncoming shifts Provides adequate reports to charge nurse/manager Performs other duties as assigned Basic Hiring Criteria: Must be licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois – required A minimum of one (1) year of nursing experience is required Other minimum requirements differ depending on specialty area: Current CPR card may be required for certain specialties BLS certification may be required for certain specialties PALS certification may be required for certain specialties in Pediatrics Experience in Pediatric ICU may be required for certain specialties Desired Qualifications may vary for different specialties: Active ACLS certification is preferred A Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing is preferred
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Job Posting: 11689392

Posted On: Feb 19, 2024

Updated On: Feb 29, 2024

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