Registered Professional Nurses at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois are licensed professionals empowered to participate in an interdisciplinary approach to meet the expectations of those we serve. As members of the Professional Nursing Congress, the registered nurses are actively involved in the continued evidence based development of best practices to ensure individualized and desired outcomes at discharge. Registered Nurses receive recognition for their involvement through Clinical Ladder Program and/or Recognition for Professional Excellence. Nursing practice follows the mission of the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis serving our community with the “greatest care and love”.
- The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the critical care knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the unit(s).
- This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of the patient population served.
- Provides holistic care to the patient presenting for an endoscopy procedure to include admitting, assisting with the procedure, and discharging the GI patient to the unit or home.
- Provides Conscious Sedation when ordered by the procedure physician.
- Performs or assists other care givers with other types of routine and complex patient care procedures and tasks, including but not limited to specimen handling, room turnover, and ensuring sterilization for instrumentation/scopes etc needed for the next case.
- Work requires a professional level of knowledge of nursing practice and theory at a level that generally can be acquired by completion and graduation from an accredited School of Nursing.
- Current State license as a Registered Nurse required with two years of RN experience.
- Work requires three to six months unit-specific orientation and on-the-job training to learn department/unit policies, procedures and work routines; to develop proficiency in use of medical equipment and instruments used on assigned unit; to learn nursing care and quality assurance standards; and gain an understanding of the types of patients cared for on the unit, their needs, and effective nursing interventions.
- Work requires the interpersonal skills necessary to comfort family members and/or significant others; to communicate effectively and concisely with other infant care providers; and to instruct family members and/or significant others in home care procedures.
- Work requires analytical ability necessary to assess patients' physical, psychological and social needs, develops individualized care plans, and evaluate infants' responses to medical and nursing interventions.
- Interviews patient prior to procedure and includes patient/family teaching.
- Acts as a patient advocate during procedure or surgical intervention.
- Reviews chart prior to procedure ensuring any applicable protocols are followed and completed and all patient information is documented in patient charts.
- Documents and maintains all intra-procedure records and charts.
- Reports to appropriate staff any changes in patient status.
- Work requires ability to function as a clinical coordinator or resource person to various department personnel and other health team members assigned to unit.
- Assists in identifying and resolving clinical and operational issues that may inhibit the quality or timeliness of patient care services.
- Orientates and trains new staff.
- Completion and graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
- Demonstrate the critical care knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the unit(s).
- Interpersonal skills necessary to comfort family members and/or significant others; to communicate effectively and concisely with other infant care providers; and to instruct family members and/or significant others in home care procedures.
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