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Registered Nurse - ER - 2nd shift

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: February 10, 2019

Job Description:

How You'll Make a Difference:

Performs the nursing process to deliver safe, therapeutic, and quality patient care through assessment of patients, establishment and implementation of the nursing care plan, and evaluation of clinical outcomes within an inpatient environment. Integrates theoretical knowledge with clinical experience in the care of patients and families. Consistently makes sound clinical decision and delivers care utilizing a deliberate, systematic approach, and increases awareness of patterns of patient responses in recurrent situations.

Provides ongoing patient centered nursing care. Completes initial assessment of patient including obtaining vital signs and gathering pertinent health information while following decision trees and protocols. Provides triage and consultation to patient, family, and/or significant others according to protocol and established guidelines.

Initiates and implements a nursing plan of care individualized to the needs of each patient. Assesses patient/family readiness for participation and involves them in planning and implementing care. Seeks consultation as needed.

Recognizes significant changes in patient's condition, status and need for care. Provides ongoing assessment of patient and takes appropriate nursing actions when changes occur. Evaluates and implements changes of the plan of care as needed and collaborates with other health care team members to coordinate patient centered care.

Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team. Provides patient status updates to physicians on a regular basis. Documents, maintains and updates accurate patient records according to agency, state, and federal guidelines.

Administers medications, under physician/provider orders, which may include: antibiotics, narcotic pain medications, vitamins, topical agents, insulin, blood thinners, and allergy antigens. Initiates, maintains and discontinues IV therapy; performs mixing of medications according to protocols.

Monitors the patient's medication needs and response to treatment. Adjusts medication as appropriate within scope of practice and utilizing protocols established by the physician. Performs laboratory procedures and assists the physician/provider with procedures and surgeries using principles of aseptic technique and standard precautions/infection control guidelines

Assists the physician/provider with procedures and/or surgeries. Performs advanced clinical tasks or skills such as complex wound care, hickman/port-a-cath/PIC line, central line care, conscious sedation, hyperalimentation, venipunture, etc., with demonstrated competency and under clinical supervision.

Coordinates the discharge planning process by utilizing the interdisciplinary approach with the patient/family, physician, social worker, and other staff members as appropriate. Assesses and provides patient education and counseling to the patient, family, and/or significant others.

Completes routine maintenance and quality monitoring of equipment using appropriate technique when cleaning, sterilizing and caring for instruments and other equipment.

Participates in at least one initiative to impact quality with demonstrated results. For example: conducts chart audits, collects data, implements performance improvement interventions, and/or offers suggestions for performance improvement. Participates in professional activities which contribute to personal professional development and the development of others.

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.

What it Will Take:

Licenses & Certifications

Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member practices, and

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.

Degrees

Associate's Degree in Nursing.

Required Functional Experience

Typically requires 1 year of experience in clinical nursing.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrates mastery of most technical skills and begins to view clinical situations from a patient and family focus.Demonstrates awareness of and application of research-based findings to develop an individualized plan of care and to achieve quality patient/family outcomes.Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems.Excellent communication (written and verbal), listening and interpersonal skills.Demonstrates human relation skills with the ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians.Demonstrated ability to effectively make critical, independent decisions.Good organization, prioritization and problem solving skills.Demonstrates time management skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize with frequent interruptions.Demonstrates coordination, collaboration, delegation and team building skills.Must meet the 'Accomplished Characteristics of Practice' as defined by the "Aurora Nursing Professional Advancement Model (ANPAM)".

What We'd Love to See:

One year experirence working as an RN in an ER setting or pre-hospital experience as an EMT or Paramedic.

Scheduled Hours:

Three 12 hour shifts per week working 2:00pm - 2:30am with every 3rd weekend and rotating holidays

Department:

Emergency Department

At Aurora Health Care:

We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients-we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that's as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you'll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives-including your own.

Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Kenosha , Registered Nurse - ER - 2nd shift, Healthcare , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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