Job Description: General Summary Registered Nurse is responsible for performing individualized and age-specific nursing assessment of assigned patients using advanced assessment skills and other medical data to formulate nursing diagnoses. Develops individualized care plans and provides and coordinates comprehensive nursing care. Instructs patients and significant others in care provided, disease and/or illness, expected outcomes and home care. Registered Nurse consistently demonstrates support of the SRAlab statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the SRAlab. Registered Nurse demonstrates SRAlab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and SRAlab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties. Principal Responsibilities
Assessment - Utilizes appropriate evidence-based techniques and instruments to collect pertinent physiological, psychosocial, and functional data to formulate nursing diagnosis.
Safety - Incorporates factors related to safety into delivery of patient care as directed by the registered nurse.
Interprets data from all health team members and integrates it into written assessment and formulates a nursing diagnosis based on available assessment data.
Continues assessment process on a continuous basis to anticipate possible changes in patient status based on clinical experience; establishes priorities for patient care and identifies crisis situations.
Planning- Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and interventions to attain expected outcomes and is consistent with interdisciplinary plan of care and patient/family goals. Demonstrates respect, courtesy, understanding and tolerance while accomplishing shared goals.
Implementation/Evaluation - Implements interventions consistent with the established plan of care, interdisciplinary treatment plan, and available resources and evaluates progress toward goal attainment modifying the plan of care as indicated.
Provides comprehensive nursing care for assigned patients by maintaining a current care plan and adjusting it to the patient's changing needs. Nursing care includes performing specializing treatments, administering prescribed medications, delegating duties to approriate persons and coordinating patient care with other departments.
Demonstrates competency in understanding the growth and development of infant, child, adolescent, young adult, middle-aged adult and geriatric patients as measured by specific performance standards and as described by department/unit policies and procedures. Demonstrates the ability to interpret growth and development related information to assure patient needs are met.
Meets learning needs of patients and significant others by providing accurate information regarding care during hospitalization including expected outcomes, home care instructions and referrals to appropriate health agencies and resources.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining learning environment by working effectively with health team members, assisting with care and documentation and initiating and conducting patient care conferences with staff.
Communicates patient care plan to health team members on a continuing basis which includes completing and updating assignment sheets, giving report, providing explanation of plan of care to be given, acting as resource person and completing necessary documentation on various nursing forms.
Collects and reports pertinent physiological, psychological, and functional data based on patient plan of care or patient need.
Utilizes the current computer system appropriately to document functional care, procedures and quantitative values.
Documents medication, administration, functional care, intake and output, vital signs and other measure in IS or utilizes downtime procedures.
Assumes team leader/MOD leader responsibilities as assigned which include working effectively with team members and resolving interdepartmental problems and barriers to provision of necessary services to patients.
Safety - Incorporates factors related to safety risk reduction into planning and delivery of care.
Professionalism and Development - Evaluates own performance in relation to institutional practice standards, quality improvement initiatives, and institutional policies and procedures.
Reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations regarding SRAlab policies and procedures related to patient care to ensure comprehensive patient care.
Participates in other professional activities such as contributing to learning experience of nursing student, participating in inservices and continuing education programs and assisting in research project to ensure continued growth within profession.
Reports to assigned Nurse Manager or designee
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
Professional knowledge of practice acquired by obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from an accredited program required.
Current Illinois license to practice as a registered nurse required.
Current CPR certification required.
Communication - Communicates effectively using timely verbal, non-verbal and written communication.
Accountability - Proactively takes ownership for serving the customer, team and organization, for achieving goals and for resolving problems. Consistently does whatever it takes to ensure individual, departmental/team and organizational excellence.
Flexibility/Adaptability - Willingly adapts to changing work demands and work environment.
Judgment/Problem Solving - Demonstrates critical thinking skills and makes sound judgments to monitor and respond to patient needs or changes in condition.
Customer Service - Anticipates assesses and addresses the needs of patients, internal and external customers to positively influence the patient/customer experience (directly or indirectly).
Ability necessary to transfer and position patients consistent with lifting 40 lbs.
Normal patient care environment with little or no exposure to dust, noise or extreme temperature.
Exposure to moderately adverse working conditions in performing certain patient care activities.
Occasional exposure to infectious diseases when working with patients.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.