RML Specialty Hospital RN Full-time, Nights, Nursing 123 in Chicago, Illinois
Ready to make a career move? RML Specialty Hospital in Chicago is looking for RN's/PCT’s to join our amazing team. RML is a family of exceptional healthcare professionals who put patients first. Located minutes from downtown Chicago and easily accessible by major highways with free private parking for employees. RML offers a comprehensive training program as well as a competitive benefits and compensation package. Come be a part of a team that helps individuals continue their road to recovery.
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Reporting to the Nursing Director or Manager and according to the established policies, procedures, nursing standards of care and practice, and the direction of the medical staff, renders competent, humane, individualized care to every patient and their family. Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of individual patient care to facilitate continuity of care through the continuum. Provides age and developmentally appropriate care to adult and geriatric patients. Complies with all RML hospital and departmental policies.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities:
Exemplifies the RML REACH (Service Excellence) culture by demonstrating respect, excellence, appreciation, concern and honor in all interactions with patients, families and co-workers, and as identified in departmental and hospital wide behavioral expectations.
Maintains accountability for the overall care management of assigned patients. Accepts and responds to written and verbal physician orders, coordinates and participates in emergency and “code” situations, performs cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, performs clinical assessments, administers and monitors patients’ response to medications, blood products and nutritional support, and performs complex patient treatments.
Demonstrates clinical competence by consistently applying the nursing process, and performs within the scope of practice of the registered nurse in the State of Illinois. Responsible for maintaining nursing knowledge and skills appropriate to the specific clinical population for whom the nurse is providing care (treatments, medications, equipment, etc.) Obtains necessary information prior to implementing new or unfamiliar care practices, or responsibly declines to provide care and notifies supervisor until able to obtain the appropriate skill.
Assesses patients’ progress in accordance with established goals and initiates appropriate actions; documents according to established standards and reports information regarding patient’s condition and interventions performed (e.g., medications given, treatments performed, etc.) to all appropriate individuals. Notifies physician and documents significant changes in patient condition. Provides a complete and thorough report to the next shift. Documents completely and timely in the Meditech system.
Works in a team environment with the Patient Care Technicians and Respiratory Therapists to plan and provide patient centered care. Works closely with other disciplines to define an individualized plan of care and relevant interventions, correlated with medical and team care goals. Provides input to organized “staffing” meetings to discuss patient progress and revise goals, as requested. Revises patient’s plan of care based upon changes in patient’s status, needs, and unexpected outcomes.
Works closely with other disciplines and the care coordinator to ensure timely interventions and education that lead the patient and family to readiness for discharge.
Demonstrates the organizational skills and the ability to direct others in the planning and delivery of patient care. Supervises the work of the LPN, as assigned, and the PCT. Gives clear direction to PCT at the beginning of the shift on work to be accomplished, and collaborates with PCT throughout the shift to ensure completion. Provides guidance and direction to other team members and notifies department manager of apparent break in providing the expected standard of care, or of observations indicating potential educational needs of co-workers.
Executes the medical treatment plan by implementing physician orders. Seeks clarification or consultation on any unclear or questionable order by consulting with the ordering physician or on-call physician after hours, prior to implementation. If question is not resolved, nurse refers question to Clinical Supervisor, Nursing Director/Manager or Chief Nursing Officer as necessary for resolution.
JOB REQUIREMENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS
Skills and Abilities
The analytical ability necessary to assess patient conditions and utilize the nursing process and professional judgment to provide comprehensive care to patients.
The interpersonal skills necessary to positively interact with patients, families, physicians, and other members of the health care team.
The physical ability for almost constant standing, walking, lifting, and moving patients and patient care equipment.
The ability to perform effectively under the pressure of stressful and /or emergency situations.
The clinical and technical skills to work with high technology equipment and computers.
The ability to work in a team setting to provide patient centered care.
Knowledge and Experience
Competence documented by references based on nursing experience and education.
Recent acute hospital experience with complex medical patients preferred, including:
Wound care experience
Acute rehabilitation or restorative experience
Critical care experience
License & Certifications
Diploma, AA, AS or Bachelors degree in nursing from an accredited nursing school.
Current Illinois registered nurse license.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Work is performed in a patient care environment
Our Benefits include: