• Registered Nurse, Experienced - Emergency Department (Full-time)

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/15/2018 2:47 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-4746
    Category
    Nursing
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Nights
  • Overview

    This position operates in the Level I Pediatric Trauma Center (EDAP).  Caring primarily for children from infancy through adolescence, treatment is occasionally given to stabilize adult patients (EMTALA).  Utilizes the nursing process and performs responsibilities in five areas of nursing practice: clinician, clinical inquiry, teacher, professional development and leadership.  Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients in regard to their growth and development process.  Actively supports the Hospital and department’s quality goals and service excellence principles. 

    Responsibilities

    1. Performs nursing assessments utilizing a variety of assessment methods and/or area-specific tools.
    2. Individualizes existing plans of care and develops goals relative to family needs.  Evaluates and documents changes to the plan.
    3. Develops or individualizes teaching plans/protocols to meet patient and family learning needs.  Identifies patient preferences and needs including motivation to learn.  Evaluates and documents changes to the plan.
    4. Performs nursing care according to procedures/protocols.  Anticipates impending emergent situations and intervenes effectively. 
    5. Communicates with the family and members of the multidisciplinary team to identify health care needs.  Communicates changes in patient status.  Utilizes appropriate resources for referral or consultations.
    6. Keeps up to date in nursing practice by utilizing current nursing and healthcare literature for information and problem solving.
    7. Incorporates current hospital and departmental quality initiatives into daily activities.
    8. Adheres to communication, service excellence and professional image standards that support the hospital mission and philosophy.
    9. Works cooperatively as a team member to foster achievement of unit/hospital goals.
    10. Identifies learning needs and seeks resources to advance nursing practice and achieve professional goals.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in nursing or higher required and at least one year of experience as a Registered Nurse (ED and/or Peds experience preferred)
    Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois. 
    CPR/BLS certification. 
    Ability to effectively communicate with patient/families, physicians and hospital staff.

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