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Registered Nurse RN, Medical Surgical

Company: Mercyhealth
Location: Rockford
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview: Provides compassionate, culturally sensitive, holistic nursing care to patients in a clinical setting, supporting the Mercyhealth nursing mission, practice values and strategic plan. May include variable shifts, weekends, holiday and/or on-call hours. Performs other duties as assigned including floating to various units based on identified needs and clinical competency. Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work and continually evaluates new programs and benefits. We have been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for helping our workers achieve a work/life balance through benefit offerings and innovative programs. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon: Employee engagement, empowerment and growth
Teamwork toward our common goal - providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better
An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organization Ask about your sign-on bonus eligibility! Responsibilities:
Utilizes the nursing process and critical thinking in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members in caring for patients.
Performs assessments, planning, intervention and evaluation of care
Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques, policies and procedures, standards of care, and state laws/practice act as required by care setting.
Ensures all documentation is accurate and comprehensive in accordance with the established standards of care for documentation at the system and entity levels.
Develops initiates and executes a patient plan of care according to the patientâ------s individualized needs, as prescribed by the physician and/or hospital policy. Utilizes resources available to teach and support patient and family education. Provides education to the appropriate level of understanding.
Participates in department or unit performance improvement activities, which may include shared governance.
Utilizes clinical expertise & guidance to other units/departments in support of the patientâ------s longitudinal plan of care. Acts to resolve systems breakdowns and engages self and others in providing solutions
Utilizes critical thinking in regards to patient safety and patient experience, manages complex situations and delegates to other staff appropriately. Escalates to the appropriate chain of command as needed.
Positively influences the professional and organizational environments and shared governance.
Engages in personal development and supports system-entity opportunities for continuous learning and growth including developing or revising evidence based practice guidelines.
Supports and participates in peer review and peer feedback opportunities.
Participates in the professional nursing continuum
Clinic and Ambulatory RNâ------s will maintain timely flow of patients, in addition to responding to telephone calls and performs telephone triage of patients.
Education and Experience:
Graduate of an accredited nursing program.
SN or upon hire BSN completion agreement for enrollment in an accredited BSN Completion Program
Current IL RN licensure by the IL Dept of Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
Current CPR certification
Special Physicial Demands: The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk, hear, and use hands to handle, finger, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, steep, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 lbs. and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Culture of Excellence Behavior Expectations:

Keywords: Mercyhealth, Rockford , Registered Nurse RN, Medical Surgical, Healthcare , Rockford, Illinois

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