Mercyhealth RN Cardiac Telemetry. Riverside in ROCKFORD, Illinois
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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