Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Clinical Nurse - Medical Surgical, Part-time, Nights $1,000 Sign-on Bonus

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Company DescriptionAt Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?Job DescriptionThe Inpatient Staff Nurse reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards. The Registered Nurse performs established procedures in accordance with hospital and the department of patient care services philosophy, policies, and standards. Care is provided with consideration to developmental needs and abilities. The RN uses the nursing process to ensure the delivery of high-quality evidence-based nursing care to the patient and family. Responsibilities: According to hospital and unit specific guidelines and standards of practice, completes an assessment for each assigned patient reflecting age specific physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and environmental variables affecting the patient. Recognizes signs of abuse/neglect.Assesses patient/family educational needs, abilities, learning preferences, and readiness to learnAnticipates potential problems including those related to the patient's disease entity, adjustment to disease, physical complications, knowledge deficit, discharge needs, and family supportDevelops and updates nursing plan of care based on patient assessment and nursing diagnosis with input from interdisciplinary team members and patient/family/significant others; patient/family education and discharge planning needs are assessed and included in the plan of careInitiates and coordinates effective communication with physicians and/or other healthcare providers by reporting and recording pertinent observations and reactions regarding patient/family/significant othersAssesses patient response to treatment regime, recognizes and analyzes the cause of patient's symptoms and changing condition and initiates appropriate nursing interventionsPrioritizes the care needs for assigned patients by demonstrating ability to readjust priorities with changing patient status or unit activityActively participates in discharge planning from time of admission as evidenced by documenting patient teaching, patient/family understanding of plan, and timely referrals, etc.Applies Standards of Care in the provision of safe patient care, with consideration given to normal characteristics of growth and development throughout the life span, consulting with team and clinical development coordinator, as needed (see Standards of Care). Follows OSHA standards according to guidelines and policies/proceduresAppropriate age-specific interventions are identified, implemented, and documented in a safe and timely manner; documentation and practice reflects patient's response to interventionsIncludes the patient/family/significant other as active participants in the development of the plan of care, the care given, and in teachingAdministers prescribed medications and performs treatments in a safe manner utilizing knowledge of standards of care in administration of medications. Utilizes medication administration time as opportunity to educate patient/family about medicationsProvides pain management for patient as well as comfort and support to patient/family/significant otherFollows hospital policy in reporting potential abuse/neglect.Anticipates patient needs and coordinates patient care activities with other hospital departments, healthcare providers, and agencies in the communityPerforms re-assessment of patient according to patient condition, standards of practice, and hospital policyConsistently evaluates patient diagnostic data in a timely manner and intervenes appropriatelyComprehensively and accurately documents treatments, assessments, and patient's response to nursing actions and interventions/medical regimeCommunicates patient's status changes to shift charge nurse, physician, and/or other healthcare team members as appropriateEvaluates patient's and family's response to teaching plan including level of understanding, acceptance, and complianceIn consultation with members of the interdisciplinary team, initiates patient care conferences and revises plan of care based on patient response to interventions.Evaluates the quality of care provided including nursing assessments and plan of careQualifications Required :Graduated from an accredited nursing programAssociate Degree Nurses must enroll in an accredited Bachelors of Science (BSN) completion program within 90 days of employment start date. The hired employee will have three years from employment start date to complete their degree.Registered Nurse in the state of IllinoisCPR - Basic Life Support within thirty (30) days of employmentCurrent certification appropriate to work areaAdditional InformationNorthwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.Job Location

2 days ago

Dekalb, Il

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Full Time

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