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5 Medical/Surgical Staff Registered Nurse

OverviewThe 5 Medical/Surgical Staff Registered Nurse is responsible for assessing the needs of each patient ranging from adolescent to geriatric and planning the nursing care necessary to meet those needs, including the spiritual, emotional, psychosocial and physiological needs. The RN is then responsible in seeing that the interdisciplinary plan of care is carried out through performance or delegation to subordinate personnel. The RN is supervised by the Unit Director, Team Leader, Charge Nurse or Nusing House Supervisor.
ResponsibilitiesPART III: POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)Analyzes the assessment data to determine the patient's nursing diagnoses or patient problems.Coordinates care delivery through the utilization of department, organization and community models and resources; critical thinking; interdisciplinary teamwork; patient advocacy; and the unique nurse-patient connection, and identifies and uses available resources to define and implement the plan of care.Detects and collects comprehensive data and identifies patterns pertinent to the patient's health and unique situation.Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes, based on the patient's individualized situation and anticipated needs.Effects changes through engagement, involvement, and participation of peers and colleagues, leading others where they need to be rather than where they want to go (American Nurses Credentialing Center ANCC ).Employs strategies, including the art of translation, to promote healthy behaviors for patients and families.Enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice through communication, documentation, initiation of change, creativity, innovation, participation in quality improvement (QI), evidence based practice (EBP), and research processes.Evaluates one's own nursing practice in relation to the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and professional practice standards and guidelines.Evaluates progress toward effective attainment of patient, family and community goals.Implements the identified plan based on the nursing process, our nursing mission and philosophy, and our organization's mission.Mentors others in all aspects of nursing practice.QualificationsExperience/Education Requirements:Graduate of an approved school of nursing, BSN preferred.
License or Certification Requirements:
Current RN license

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