Provides direct and indirect patient care in the medical-surgical setting.
Communicates with physicians/Nurse Manager/co-workers, as appropriate about changes in patients clinical condition including results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology.
Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.
Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.
Duties, Tasks & Responsibilities:
Performs accurate and complete assessment of patients; initial admission assessment; coordinates and ensures completion of interdisciplinary screenings and assessments; assesses and reassesses pain; assessments are age, culture and psychosocial appropriate.
Formulates a plan of care based on patient needs, modifies the plan of care based on patient outcomes; formulates a teaching plan based on identified learning needs and evaluated the effectiveness of learning, including: educating the patient/family regarding pain management and providing discharge planning/instructions.
Makes comprehensive nursing decisions based on the interpretation of facts and evaluation of patient outcomes; assists physicians with procedures; utilizes other departments to provide interdisciplinary care as appropriate; knowledgeable of telemetry monitoring system; identifies dysrhythmias and treats.
Assesses the effectiveness of pain medications; ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patients response to treatment.
Documentation is complete, accurate and timely; prepares the patient record in both electronic and chart form.
Prepares and administers medications based on age/ clinical condition of the patient; starts intravenous lines for medications and fluids.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimized patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors; utilizes established hand-off communication protocols.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Experience & Education
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Current Illinois RN license
Prior Experience Preferred
Current BLS Certification
Basic computer Knowledge
Physical Demands for lifting & other physical/environmental requirements
Crawford Memorial Hospital - 19 months ago