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Registered Nurse PD - Post Anesthesia Care Unit

Company: Rush Oak Park Hospital
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Department: Post Anesthesia Care UnitWork Type: Restricted Part Time (Total FTE less than 0. 5)Shift 2 (10:00 am to 9:30 pm)Work Schedule: 8 hours (variable hours, 8 hr shifts, 1 call per pay period)Summary:
The RN staff nurse assumes primary responsibilities for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the nursing care for assigned patients. The RN plans and implements routine care and sets priorities. This role integrates technical skills and theoretical knowledge to meet the needs of the patient and family. Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance as appropriate. This position serves as the flexible resource to cover for Ill calls, FMLA, vacancies and fluctuations above census. This position is the first to be cancelled, after agency, when not needed for any of the reasons identified.
The mission of Rush is to provide the best health care for the individuals and diverse communities we serve through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research, and community partnerships.Responsibilities:
Nurse/patient Relationship
1.Provides emotional support to patients, families and significant others
2.Insures timely response to patient needs
3.Procedures and tests are explained to patient upon admission and throughout hospitalization.
Assuring and Improving Quality Care
1.Completes and documents all required forms in the appropriate patient medical record
2.Demonstrates knowledge and participates in unit based quality improvement process
3.Demonstrates knowledge of evidence based clinical standards.
1.Demonstrates knowledge of clinical unit-based and hospital-based competencies
2.Validates M.D. orders according to policies and procedures
3.Knowledge of patient population and disease entities of the patient cared for on a med-surg unit.
Nursing Process
1.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, and appropriate triggers identified).
2.All patient care orders are executed correctly and timely
3.Discharge teaching is done in a timely manner throughout the hospital stay and documented appropriately.
Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development
1.Actively participates in the achievement of unit goals and completes all assignments in the area of unit responsibilities.
2.Completes mandatory education on shift
3.Demonstrates accountability for time and attendance.Required Job Qualifications:
Associate Degree in Nursing. Must be enrolled in a must complete degree within 5 years of hire.
Bachelor s Degree in: Nursing
Minimum 2 years of experience
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
BSN Preferred
Current CPR
ACLS for ED, ICU, Tele, and PACU areas.
Current Illinois License
Good communication skills
Computer skills
Good time management and organizational skills
Familiarity with patient care equipment
Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts as per RT-I criteria.
Able to be down-staffed in 4 hour increments
Ability to transport objects, patients and equipment
Ability to respond quickly to patient needs with a focus on customer satisfaction.
Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick
Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of fire or other disasters
Routinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patients.
Ability to stand and walk throughput most of designated shift.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
National certification.
Must be proficient in competencies for patient care in each area identified in departmental cluster. Orientation will consist of 1 shift in each department to allow familiarity with department and completion of department orientation checklist. May work in additional departments if RN has completed competencies for the additional areas. Must have flexibility to work when needed and to be down-staffed when census is low or adequate staffing is available.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Keywords: Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park , Registered Nurse PD - Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Healthcare , Oak Park, Illinois

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