Utilizes current nursing practices to provide patient care while focusing on the needs of the patient and exemplifying the service excellence goals of care, concern, respect and cooperation. As a contributing member of a health care team, functions in the role of patient advocate by being in the position of initial contact for patient-related issues. Recognizes and consistently applies knowledge of Loyola's 14 Forces of Magnetism.
- Patient Assessment - Functions in the role of patient advocate by being in the position of initial contact for patient-related issues. Clarifies and implements physician orders by administering medications and performing/ordering treatments and testing as prescribed by the physician (Magnet Force #12). Recognizes symptoms and establishes priorities consistent with patient's condition (Magnet Force #9). Documents patient's physical and emotional status and adds to plan of care in order to address patient needs appropriately (Magnet Force #'s 5,6).
- Patient Care - Reviews and evaluates plan of care, obtains information from patient and/or family, and adds to plan of care as appropriate (Magnet Force #'s 2,6). Collaborates with the multipdisciplinary team, the patient, and family to promote efficient patient care (Magnet Force
#'s 10,11,13). Provides for the physical, cultural and psychosocial needs of the patient and family. Integrates evidence-based practice and professional standards whenever possible. Serves as a champion for patient safety by continually observing and monitoring the clinical environment and assuring that safety goals and standards are considered when providing care in the practice setting.
- Communication - Performs required documentation and communicates in a competent and effective manner to meet patient and/or family needs and regulatory requirements. Protects confidentiality of patient's Personal Health Information (PHI)(Magnet Force #'s 3,8,13).
- Work Flow - Assists with the daily oversight of other clinical staff (other nurse and non-nurse staff members) when directed by the manager to maximize work flow in the practice. Provides feedback to the manager when requested regarding work-related skills of non-licensed personnel. Serves as a mentor and preceptor for new staff and as a constant resource to non-licensed or non-nurse personnel. Remains flexible with work assignments throughout the clinical site to assure appropriate coverage to meet staffing and patient care needs.
- Quality Improvement - Utilizes time and resources effectively to promote quality and cost outcomes. Participates in site-specific and division quality projects and initiatives. Serves as a clinical expert by reporting patient related issues and concerns directly to the manager and medical director. Assumes an active role in maintaining site preparedness and compliance with guidelines and standards as defined by regulatory agencies (ie. The Joint Commission, Illinois Department of Public Health)(Magnet Force #'s 1,7).
- Billing & Facility Charges - Assures accuracy of patient charges and directs patients appropriately with billing-related issues or pre-certification needs.
- Triage - Handles nurse-directed telephone calls from patients and seeks appropriate input and direction from the physician or functions from signed protocols if applicable. Documents disposition of call with the appropriate interventions
- Professional Development Activity - Demonstrates accountability for professional growth and job performance. (Magnet Force #'s 4,14).
Bachelors DegreeSpecify Degree(s):
Less than one year of previous job-related experiencePreferred:
1-2 years of previous job-related experienceLicensure/Certifications:Required:
Basic Life Support (CPR)
Nursing - Current Registered Nurse License State of IllinoisOther:
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