Registered Nurse, RN - Med Surg
Company: Mercy Harvard Hospital
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Registered Nurse, RNOverview
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.
* Utilizes the nursing process and critical thinking in
collaboration with interdisciplinary team members in caring for
* Performs assessments, planning, intervention and evaluation of
* 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
* 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 patient--------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 patient--------s longitudinal plan of care. Acts
to resolve systems breakdowns and engages self and others in
* 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
* Participates in the professional nursing continuum
* Clinic and Ambulatory RN--------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. BSN or upon hire BSN
completion agreement for enrollment in an accredited BSN Completion
Program May require specific years of applicable experience to
qualify (per department guidelines). If hired prior to 1-1-14 in
Winnebago County and prior to 9-1-14 in Rock, Walworth and McHenry
Counties an ADN only is required.
Licensed as an RN in state of practice Approved BLS certification
required within 90 days (Other certification per unit requirements:
ACLS, PALS, PEARS, NRP)
Special Physicial Demands
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions
of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.RN
Hospital, RN Home Health and Hospice, RN Oncology: While performing
the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to walk
and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The
employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch,
or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust
focus.RN Clinic and Ambulatory RN--------s: While performing the
duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or
hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands
to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The
employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or
smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25
pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth
Culture of Excellence Behavior Expectations
Keywords: Mercy Harvard Hospital, Rockford , Registered Nurse, RN - Med Surg, Healthcare , Harvard, Illinois
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