Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Staff Nurse Inpatient in Wheaton, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: job id-15382Clinical Practice Utilizes the nursing process to provide coordinated patient care. Delivers holistic care by demonstrating involvement of the patient and their family in a plan of care that is culturally sensitive. Adheres to hospital and nursing department philosophies and policies. Utilizes the documentation system to accurately reflect patient care planned for and delivered, as per policy and protocol. Applies current technology, competencies and theory in the delivery of care. Utilizes the documentation system to accurately reflect interventions delivered as per policy and protocol. Participates in meeting patient care needs which will ultimately improve team effectiveness. Leadership/CollaborationAssumes leadership role with healthcare team members to provide patient care.Directs patient care activities and delegates to other staff members appropriate activities in accordance with job description of those staff members.Assures quality of patient care by seeking counsel/collaboration with personnel who have specialized level of skill.Works effectively with the interprofessional team to reinforce, collaborate and have goal directed interactions.Evaluation and Delivery of CareEvaluates patient status and provides appropriate goal setting.Applies evidence based practice to care delivery.Improves patient care and/or hospital systems by utilizing quality measurement improvement data.Infection Control/Patient SafetyContributes to the safe, effective and professional delivery of care including use of safety/restrictive devices.Follows Infection Control policies and procedures.Maintains knowledge of policies concerning precautions, codes, conditions, warning and general safety procedures. CommunicationCommunicates effectively with patients and care givers at levels appropriate to their age, cognitive status and language abilities and informs them of necessary information related to their diagnoses, functional level and discharge instructions.Communicates patient care needs including change of status, using SBAR, to Medical Staff and members of the interdisciplinary team with an appropriate sense of urgency.Appropriately uses chain of command.s of the imterdiare needs to Medical Staff and mm by the Admission'meframes. that will work for you:)(i y has accpeted hlyParticipates in team conferences and professional and organization meetings.Adaptability and FlexibilityRotates to all units based on patient care needs.Adjusts to changes in policy and procedure, unit and patient populations.Professional DevelopmentComplies with CE requirement for license renewal as determined by the State of Illinois.Participates in educational activities offered.Attends outside continuing education workshops and shares knowledge obtained with interprofessional team and applies new information in practice. Bachelor's Degree preferredBSN or higher nursing degree (i.e. MSN) or signed learning agreement required upon hireCurrent Illinois RN license requiredMaintains current CPR certification requiredPrevious rehabilitation nursing work experience is preferred.Analytical skills necessary to assess a patient's condition and utilize the nursing process and professional judgment in providing comprehensive patient care are required.Ability to interact with patients, families, medical personnel and other members of the health care team.Ability to perform effectively and efficiently in stressful, urgent situations.Cognizant of customer needs related to culture, age, developmental level and diagnoses.Strong written and verbal communication skills.Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employ ment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientationFor more details see online:URL