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Inpatient RN - Clinical Resource Unit Entry (Float)

Company: Carle Health
Location: Normal
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

















Position Summary:




The Clinical Resource Unit (Float pool) is committed to our Nursing Professional Practice Model; we believe in caring relationships with our patients, families, community, and colleagues to provide exceptional care. In the clinical resource unit, our dedicated nursing staff, nurse leaders, interdisciplinary team members, and physician partners practice on providing specialized medical and nursing care to various inpatient units including Medical- Oncology, Surgical -Orthopedic, Cardiovascular care unit, Progressive Care unit, Mental health unit, and Acute Rehab. Our highly-trained staff utilizes the most current technology and equipment. Medical diagnoses include but are not limited to coronary artery disease, angina, myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction, dysrhythmia, syncope, congestive heart failure, strokes, cancer, cellulitis, post surgicals, and chest pain. Fast-paced, exciting, and always evolving.









Qualifications:




EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's Degree in within four (4) years of hire or Associate's Degree and Diploma (Not HS)

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Professional Nurse (RN) License Illinois upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days and

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of one year of inpatient nursing experience

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education









    Essential Functions:




    • 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 team.
    • 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.
    • Takes responsibility for paitent and employee safety by reporting and/or correcting safety hazards and incidents
      • Floats to various inpatient units including Medical-Oncology, surgical -ortho, Cardiovascular Care unit, Progressive Care unit, Mental health unit and acute rehab
      • Provides direct nursing care, collaborates with other multidiscipline team members to provide patient care to various patient population.
      • Conducts and documents assessments, nursing diagnoses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care
      • Act as resource to staff from various units.
      • Coordinates care to multidiscipline team members to facilitate and provide the highest possible quality patient care.
      • Manage Care of Acute and Chronically ill cardiac and pulmonary patients
      • Collaboratively identify patient goals of care, design and maintain care plans with patient and family
      • Implement interventions as needed including medication administration and evaluation of effects
      • Prepare patients for procedures, pain management, IV venipuncture, blood administration, monitor labs
      • Discharge patients and provide instruction for safe transition from hospital
      • Document all care using EMR
      • Ensure team huddles are occurring and attend
      • Delegate with appropriate follow-up
      • Answer call lights
      • Ensure basic care such as turning, toileting, etc is done per standards of care
      • Conflict management
      • Professional communication with all team members
      • Provides post-operative care for te complex surgical population
      • Assesses and intervenes appropriately to ensure positive outcomes during the post-operative phase
      • Assesses, manages, and educates patients and families
      • 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 HCT's and validates completion of delegated tasks throughout the shift
      • 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 patient education
      • 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 ambulation safety
      • Maintains a positive at









        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: human.resources@carle.com.



        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. With an approved exemption, healthcare workers must do weekly testing and verify a negative COVID-19 test.























Keywords: Carle Health, Normal , Inpatient RN - Clinical Resource Unit Entry (Float), Other , Normal, Illinois

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