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Experienced Registered Nurse - Surgery - Methodist - Day Shift job

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Company Description

UnityPoint Health is a nonprofit integrated network of hospitals, clinics and home care services in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, with headquarters in West Des Moines, IA. Their 32,000 employees, including home care experts, hospital teams and more than 1,100 doctors and specialists share a professional culture which is 'physician-led', meaning that physicians are not only caregivers, but also team leaders. The well-structured organization stands behind four principles: Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, Seize Opportunities; and all team members strive to work as one to ensure the best care to patients. Along with medical, dental coverage and 401K, UnityPoint Health offers added benefits to assist you in your personal life, such as fitness center reimbursement, parental leave, coaching and mentoring.

Job Description

Overview

Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of Best outcome every patient every time through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities.

At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nations fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream.

Registered Nurse - Full Time

Surgery - Methodist Campus

Flexible Day Shift with Rotating Call

Description of Position: As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients through the application of the nursing process.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).  o not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty.  Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.  Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.  Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. 

% of Time

(annually)

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE FOCUS: Promotes the use of evidence-based practice through the nursing process, protocols and procedures.

         Assesses patient's status through interview, observation and physical assessment of actual problems and outcomes.

         Develops an individualized plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.

         Uses appropriate interventions identified in the plan of care to achieve expected patient outcomes.

         Systematically evaluates and documents patient's progress toward expected outcomes/goals on an ongoing basis throughout the shift.

         Modifies plan of care based on evaluation and as needed based on changes in patient condition.

         Completes required documentation as appropriate, including patient chart and event reports.

         Demonstrates professional accountability for own practice as evidenced through seeking resources and continued self-development.

         Demonstrates technical knowledge of equipment and troubleshoots when problems arise.

         Acquires and maintains current knowledge and skills in evidence-based nursing practice.

         Promotes the professional development of self and team members

         Shares clinical knowledge through informal teaching and in response to the learning needs of others.

         Demonstrates a practical problem-solving approach to patient moving and handling issues (as applicable).

         Demonstrates skills to promote patient and staff safety through appropriate use of lift equipment (as applicable).

         Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing.

         Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical providers orders and hospital lab procedures/policies.

23 %

WORK ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE FOCUS: Coordinates the interdisciplinary care of the patient through collaboration with team members and utilizes additional resources when necessary.

         Analyzes clinical situations in a systematic way and acts to obtain resources or correct problems to meet or exceed expected outcomes or patient needs.

         Recognizes need for assistance and utilizes resources, including physician and nurse to nurse (UAT) consultation in a timely manner.

         Demonstrates ownership and persistence to ensure problem is resolved in best way possible.

         Able to assume assignment of non-complex and some complex patient management with some turnover in assignment.

         Consistently prioritizes work based on changes in patient condition, changes in assignment and unanticipated interruptions.

         Identifies and utilizes team resources to solve identified problems or needs.

         Collaborates with the health care team in the organization of tasks and activities for the patient's care from admission to discharge according to the plan of care and to meet identified expected outcomes.

         Works with other team members in delegating tasks and activities appropriately.

         Provides goal-focused shift report.

         Advocates with physicians on patient's behalf when necessary.

         Utilizes communication and teamwork strategies aimed at promoting high team performance and achieving optimal patient outcomes and unit productivity.

         Chooses an appropriate and meaningful communication style when interacting with others: gives and accepts constructive feedback to/from peers.

23%

PATIENT EDUCATION FOCUS: Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient's/family's age specific needs.

         Adapts teaching strategies based on patient's response, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

         Takes cultural, age-specific, gender, and developmental factors into consideration when teaching patients about procedures, illness, hospital experience, etc.

         Ensures patient safety in the hospital environment by following policy/procedures and adhering to National Patient Safety Goals.

         Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.

         Utilizes SVI patient education system as a resource for patients and family members.

22%

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT FOCUS: Actively participates in data collection, analysis, and problem solving and gives input on process improvements and patient satisfaction.

         Assures that the care provided is consistent with standards of care, evidence based practices, national patient safety goals, core measures and other quality initiatives undertaken by the unit/hospital

         Works with interdisciplinary team in identifying opportunities for improvement in patient care and patient/family satisfaction

         Actively promotes and achieves customer satisfaction (patient, family, departments, physicians).

         Participates in the implementation of Performance Improvement initiatives.

         Promptly and efficiently follows up on patient/family requests/needs - anticipates patient/family needs.

         Encourages coworkers in achieving excellent customer satisfaction; utilizes organizational service excellence standards.

         Serves on unit based councils

         Identifies practice problems on the unit

         Implements changes in own clinical practice based on literature and unit process improvement outcomes.

         Works on assigned projects, data collection, audits as assigned.

22%

Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

10%

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

Graduate of an accredited nursing program.

Individuals hired after August 1, 2013 must obtain a Bachelors degree in Nursing (BSN) within five (5) years of start date.

Experience:

Previous experience preferred.

License(s)/Certification(s):

Current licensure in good standing as a Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois.

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification within 30 days of hire.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Basic computer knowledge using word processing, spreadsheet, email, and web browser.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisions.

Other:

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Estimated annual salary
$41,508
average
Minimum
$27,352
Maximum
$77,378

TASKS

  • Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records.
  • Administer medications to patients and monitor patients for reactions or side effects.
  • Record patients' medical information and vital signs.
  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • MathematicsKnowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • BiologyKnowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Health Insurance

UnityPoint Health

Type

Nonprofit

Size

Large

Revenue

$2B to $5B

Location

Peoria, IL, and others

Industry

Healthcare

Founded

1988

CEO

Kevin Vermeer

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