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Mercyhealth RN Cardiac Telemetry. Riverside in ROCKFORD, Illinois

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

    Adult Inpatient/Cardiac Telemetry is 24 bed unit, at Riverside Campus. Adult Inpatient is a fast pace unit with frequent admissions and discharges. The patients are high acuity: stroke, open heart surgery, heart cath. The position requires managing the care of patient with complex issues. Partners could be scheduled at either campus.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilizes the nursing process and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members in caring for patients.

  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques, policies and procedures, standards of care, and State laws/practice act.

  • Documents according to standards of care.

  • Develops initiates and executes a patient plan of care according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or hospital policy including patient and family instruction.

  • Participates in department or unit performance improvement activities, may include shared governance.

  • Utilizes clinical expertise & guidance to other units/departments in support of the patient’s longitudinal plan of care.

  • Utilizes critical thinking in regards to patient safety and patient experience and appropriately escalates to the appropriate chain of command. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN or upon hire BSN completion agreement for enrollment in an accredited BSN Completion Program C ERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

  • Current IL RN licensure by the IL Dept. of Professional Regulation (IDPR)

  • Current CPR certification

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within six months of hire

  • National Institute Healthcare Stroke Scale (NHISS) Certification within one year of hire

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