Inpatient RN - Surgical Nursing Unit
Company: Carle Health
Posted on: March 17, 2023
The staff Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who
assumes responsibility for a group of patients for a designated
time frame and provides care to these patients via the utilization
of the nursing process, nursing trends, technology, financial and
human resources within the philosophy of the institution.
Diploma (Not HS) in Nursing
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License Illinois upon hire and
Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days.
- Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing
education regarding the care of acute stroke patients.
- Performs all responsibilities and duties required by unit as
specific to the scope of service. Implements procedures and
theories related to the specific area of practice. Maintains
up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to
assure the integration of information for use by the healthcare
- Completes initial assessment upon patient admission and
develops appropriate plan of care in accordance with unit standards
and that is based on patient and family needs. Implements plan of
care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures. Modifies
plan of care based upon continuous evaluation.
- Takes responsibility for patient and employee safety by
reporting and/or correcting safety hazards and incidents.
- Communicates with others directly and in private when necessary
to resolve issues. Offers constructive feedback to assist in the
professional development of peers, and confers with colleagues to
expand knowledge base. Identifies own learning needs and takes
initiative to begin appropriate solution.
- Fulfills all requirements of departmental competencies.
- Receives patient Bedside Shift Report from an RN at the
beginning of each shift, ensuring the inclusion of the patient
input, visual validation of a safe patient room environment at the
time of shift change and updating of the patient communication
board found in each patient room
- Delegates patient care tasks/responsibilities to assigned HCTs
and validates completion of delegated tasks throughout the
- Completes and documents basic RN patient care activities such
assessments, interpretation of vital signs, ensure physician order
completion, admission/discharge of patients, hourly rounding
completion on each assigned patient, care plan documentation and
- Meets Carle Med/Surg RN documentation standards for each
- RN will provide patient medications utilizing the patient 5
Rights: Right Patient, Right Medication, Right Route, Right Dose
and Right Time
- Maintains patient safety as the highest priority level:
ensuring safety measure compliance such as fall precautions,
pressure ulcer prevention, isolation precautions and patient
- Maintains a positive attitude at all times on unit that
promotes a healthy work environment and a healing patient
- Keeps a diligent focus on prompt answering of patient call
lights to ensure effective triage and completion of patient
- Uses critical thinking to evaluate the overall patient
condition and uses nursing judgement to identify and act on changes
in patient status
- Effectively communicates within the healthcare team to promote
interdisciplinary collaboration, effective patient care
coordination and patient safety
- Effectively manages time to enable the quick
admission/discharge process for Observation status patients and
facilitates completion of patient testing to move patients quickly
towards discharge disposition
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate
against any employee or applicant for employment because of race,
color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or
any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health
participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security
Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland
Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to
confirm work authorization. - For more information:
Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for
all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or
religious exemption will be permitted.
Keywords: Carle Health, Normal , Inpatient RN - Surgical Nursing Unit, Healthcare , Normal, Illinois
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