Utilizes current nursing practices to provide integrated patient care while focusing on the specific, specialized 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.
Functions in the role of patient advocate by being in the position of initial contact for patient-related issues. Demonstrates integrated, service oriented care that is age/development specific to the target population. Clarifies and implements physician orders by administering medications and performing/ordering treatments and testing as pre- scribed by the physician. Recognizes symptoms and establishes priorities consistent with patient's condition. Documents patient's physical and emotional status in order to address patient needs appropriately.
Reviews and evaluates plan of care, obtains information from patient and/or family, and adds to plan of care as appropriate. Collaborates with other members of the health care team to promote efficient patient care.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.
Maintains a specialized skill and knowledge base to provide care which focuses on a specific need of the patient. The specific skill set is inherent to the position and responsibility cannot be delegated or otherwise transferred or relinquished to another healthcare provider without the same skill set. Assures collaboration in practice and within the specialty practice division or department by utilizing required, specialized skill and knowledge. 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).
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.
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).
Assures accuracy of patient charges and directs patients appropriately with billing-related issues or pre-certification needs.
Handles nurse-directed telephone calls from patients and seeks appropriate input and direction from the physician or functions from signed protocols if applicable.
Demonstrates accountability for professional growth and job performance.
III. Position Requirements:
Required:Less than one year of previous job-related experience
Preferred:1-2 years of previous job-related experience
Required: SPANISH SPEAKING
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
Current Registered Nurse License State of Illinois
Other:In addition to basic RN requirements, the Specialty RN must have specialized skill and knowledge obtained through a defined educational program or curriculum, certified by a national recognized agency (when appropriate), or achieved through an extended mentorship and orientation program after hire.
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