Graduate from an accredited school of nursingEarn 5.0 continuing education credits annually2 year of medical nursing experience with various age groups.Good communication and interpersonal skillsGood documentation skills.Computer skillsGood time management and organizational skillsFamiliarity with patient care equipmentCurrent Illinois RN licenseCurrent CPRAbility to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffingAbility to take 'on call assignments.Ability to handle multiple tasks and complete work within short timeframes.Ability to transport objects and equipmentAbility to respond quickly to patient needs and work at fast paceWork environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sickRoutinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patientsAbility to respond to patients in a timely mannerAbility to lift up to 100 pounds occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds constantlyMust be able to travel to all areas within the Advocate service area in all extremes of weather on all types of roads. Exposed to widely varying social and environmental conditions in patient's neighborhoods and homes. Must be willing to work occasional overtime if needed. Required to make visits to private residences which may not be accessible to people with disabilities.Must be able to assist with ambulation including turning and transferring patients up to 200 poundsIf position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.The RN staff nurse assumes primary responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for assigned patients.A Nurse Clinician I plans and implements routine care but may need guidance when setting priorities. S/he is starting to integrate technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. S/he recognizes her/his own limitations and seeks assistance as appropriate. S/he begins to assume leadership responsibilities.Accountabilities:Nurse/Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship throughout the healthcare continuumAssuring/Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family's right to receive quality, cost effective carePatient/Staff Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meeting the learning needs of patients and families. Utilizes appropriate resources to meet those needs and achieve positive patient outcomes. Assists in creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities for nursing peers and colleagues.Nursing Process: Demonstrates the use of nursing process as a problem~solving model.Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care. Demonstrates leadership behaviors and is committed to the development of self and others. Associated topics: asn, cardiothoracic, coronary, domiciliary, intensive, intensive care, nurse rn, psychatric, staff nurse, surgery Associated topics: ambulatory, care, care unit, infusion, neonatal, nurse, nurse rn, psychatric, psychiatric, recovery
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