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Nurse Clinician

Company Name:
Advocate Health Care
Job Title: Nurse Clinician
Job ID Number: 25001-69044
Facility: CHRIST HOSPITAL
Department: RECOVERY CENTER
City: Oak Lawn
State: Illinois
Hours per pay period: 80 hours
Shift: Day/PM
Qualifications: o Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and certification in your current area ofspecialty within 2 years or 2,000hours. o Minimum 1 year of experience o Earn 10.0 continuing education credits annually o Good communication skills o Computer skills o Good time management and organizational skills o Familiarity with patient care equipment o Current Illinois RN license o Current CPR o Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing o Certain positions may need to take call o Ability to transport objects, patients, and equipment o Ability to respond quickly to patient needs and work at fast pace o Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick o Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of a fire or other disaster o Routinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patients o Ability to respond to patients in a timely manner and access all areas of the unit o Ability to lift 100 pounds occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds constantly
Job Description: The RN staff nurse assumes primary responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for assigned patients. A Nurse Clinician II plans and sets goals which demonstrates a holistic approach to patients and families. Assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level. Demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills. Accountabilities: 1. Nurse/Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship throughout the healthcare continuum 2. Assuring/Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family's right to receive quality, cost effective care 3. Patient/Staff Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meeting the learning needs of patients and families. Utilizes appropriate resources to meet those needs and achieve positive patient outcomes. Assists in creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities for nursing peers and colleagues 4. Nursing Process: Demonstrates the use of nursing process as a problem-solving model 5. Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care. Demonstrates leadership behaviors and is committed to the development of self and others Position: Nurse Clinician II Procedure Recovery Department: Procedure Recovery Date of original submission: 10/1/2003 Date of review: 5/04, 11/05 Application of Accountabilities as Evidenced By 1. Nurse/Patient Relationship a. Education of disease process - i.e, gastrointestinal, cardiac, pulmonary and correspond this to procedure performed. b. Assessment of patient and families understanding of specific disease process and provides appropriate resources. c. 2. Assuring/Improving Quality Care a. Demonstrates an awareness of current Interventional Cardiology and Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. standards of practice b. Incorporates nursing standards of care into practice. c. Validates practice based on current literature and research. 3. Education/Competency a. Basic ECG interpretation 2 yr RN telemetry experienced is required. b. ACLS and PALS c. Demonstrates competency in Moderate Sedation 4. Nursing Process a. As applicable, the interdisciplinary Plan of Care tool is consistently and accurately completed (i.e., problems are appropriately identified, appropriate goals are dated, initialed and modified, problems are resolved and managed at discharge, appropriate triggers identified, PIE notes complete.) b. Demonstrates the ability to admit and recover endoscopy and interventional cardiology patients. c. Consistently demonstrates the ability to prioritize patient care and follow through with planned care. 5. Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development a. Role models MVP and represents the department in a positive manner. b. Holds self accountable for Patient Satisfaction and begins to hold others accountable c. Completes required competencies in a timely manner. Additional minimum qualifications: Minimum 1 yrs RN hospital experience in telemetry. Additional competent skills/qualifications: 2yrs RN hospital telemetry experience.

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