Staff Nurse-GI Lab
Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago, IL

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The following information in red applies only to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Physician Group applicants for staff level positions.

As part of completing the application process, you will be required to complete an online-assessment which will be sent to your e-mail following the submission of your resume. This questionnaire should take you approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Please note that your application will not be considered until there is a finalized assessment on file. If you have previously taken this assessment, you will not be required to take it again. We appreciate your interest in Northwestern Memorial HealthCare.

Northwestern Lake Forest applicants will not be required to take the assessment at this time. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Current State of Illinois, Registered Professional Nurse license. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation recognition (healthcare provider level). Knowledge: Graduate of an NLN accredited school/college of nursing is required. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is required. Experience in specific clinical area is preferred. Skills: Analytic ability is required.(conceptual and quantitative). Oral, listening and written communication skills are required. Strong human relation skills to interact effectively and collaborate with others in difficult situations is required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Staff Nurse reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Memorial, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards. Based on the Henderson Framework for practice, the registered professional staff nurse (RN) is accountable and responsible for the provision and coordination of clinically competent, evidence-based care for an assigned group of patients that includes assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. The nurse adheres to the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice of Professional Nursing and Code of Ethics. As a member of the clinical care and unit team, the RN participates in decision-making, teaching, collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, leadership functions, research and quality improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and unit operations. The RN exemplifies the seven attributes of an NMH nurse, reflects the Mission, Vision, and Values of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, adheres to the organization¿s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards. The role of the professional nurse is unique and essential to the care of the patient. The nurse demonstrates that unique and essential function through the seven attributes of the NMH nurse based on Virginia Henderson¿s conceptual framework for nursing practice. Compassion: Demonstrates compassion for patients, families and staff. Reflects NMH's Patients First Mission. Treats patients, families, visitors and staff in a caring manner with respect and dignity. Facilitates recovery and where appropriate helps ensure a peaceful death for patients. Knowledgeable: Makes decisions and judgments using knowledge acquired through education and practice. Identifies and uses standards of practice and professional performance. Demonstrates critical thinking by integrating theoretical knowledge and expertise to pose relevant clinical questions when evidence and practice differ. Consults appropriate experts and resources when needed. Demonstrates cultural competence in developing plan of care. Shares knowledge and clinical expertise through educating staff, patients and students. Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth and education reflecting knowledge and understanding of current nursing practice. Dynamic: Is adaptive and proactive when planning, implementing or evaluating the plan of care. Develops an individualized age-specific culturally sensitive nursing plan of care for the patient that is based on a systematic nursing assessment process. Identifies priorities, sets realistic and measurable goals, prescribes and implements nursing interventions in a safe and timely manner. Evaluates and documents the patient's responses to nursing interventions and properly adapts the plan of care based on the evaluation findings. Engages the patient, family and significant others as appropriate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the plan of care. Develops and implements individualized education plans for patients and families utilizing suitable instructional materials and methods. Advocate: The nurses primary commitment is to the patient whether an individual, family, group or community. Advocates for patients, families, and patient¿s support systems. Acknowledges and values the contributions of the patient¿s significant others as an integral part of the plan of care. Promotes and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient. Incorporates the role of patient advocate into the plan of care. Collaboration: Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team. Demonstrates accountability and collaborative practice with co-workers, other disciplines, and departments. Participates in creating a culture of team collaboration. Facilitates patient and family engagement as members of the interdisciplinary health care team. Uses a team approach to develop and achieve daily patient-centered individualized care goals. Conveys complete, timely and accurate information at hand-off. Participates in the formation, implementation and evaluation of team goals. Identifies potential conflict situations and facilitates resolution using established communication channels. Serves as a resource and role model for new staff, students, and other NMH personnel. Assists with precepting and orienting. Participates in the peer evaluation process by conducting a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of peer performance. Works collaboratively with all hospital services to responsibly accomplish daily work and maintain an environment of excellence. Accountability: Demonstrates accountability for his/her professional practice. Practices in accordance with the Patient Centered Care Model. Appropriately delegates and supervises interventions to implement the plan of care. Identifies situations that require further intervention and escalates appropriately. Continually improves nursing knowledge, skills, and abilities to ensure the highest quality patient care. Protects patients by maintaining a safe environment of excellence. Participates in the development of policies, procedures and systems to support safe and effective care and advance nursing practice at NMH through the Shared Leadership Process. Assumes personal responsibility for meeting internal and external regulatory and accreditation requirements. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement and participates in the quality improvement process, including unit based quality committees. Professional image: Maintains and advances the practice of nursing and its professional image. Exemplifies a professional image in appearance and communications. Adheres to ethical standards of practice. Maintains and advances the professional image of nursing and the practice of professional nursing through an ongoing analysis of resources: Professional Organizations, literature, electronic resources, etc. Abilities: Work requires the ability to walk throughout the medical center campus and requires standing or walking most of the designated shift. Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35 ¿ 40 lbs, It is required that the nurse safely utilize the Patient Handling equipment for lifting and positioning patients. The ability to visually check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine specimens, images or reports is required. Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and/or contact with potentially infectious materials, radioactive elements and/or hazardous chemical agents. AA/EOE

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