RN Nursing - Surgical Services in Centreville, IL at Prestige Staffing

Date Posted: 8/13/2019

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Job Description

JobID: 18906

Prestige Staffing is hiring for permanent openings for RN's with Surgical Services experience. 8 hour shifts (1st, 2nd, or 3rd)  available with a shift differential. Will have on call duties for a week within a department rotation. $5k sign-on bonus

Job Summary:

The registered nurse is a professional practitioner who assesses patient needs, develops the plan of care, creates nursing diagnoses, implements interventions and evaluates patient care throughout the patient's hospitalization. 

Essential Functions and Duties:

  • Maintains an environment that preserves individual dignity and respect for privacy and confidentiality. 
  • Maintains professional appearance in accordance with policy; considers effects on appearance of customer expectations and needs of specific job environment.
  • Assesses, develops and evaluates own goals for professional growth
  • Promotes harmonious relationships among the healthcare team
  • Adheres to hospital policy and procedures.
  • Demonstrates an ability to adapt to change in hospital functions, management styles and departmental routines.
  • Demonstrates an ability to prioritize; remains flexible, well-organized and functional under stressful situations. 
  • Maintain self-motivation and productivity utilizing effective time management skills.  
  • Performs adjustments to work assignments as necessary to achieve efficient and effective unit operation. 
  • Accountable for maintaining an attitude and behavior that is in accordance with the hospital mission, vision and values.
  • Interacts appropriately with the age and developmental levels of internal and external customers
  • Conscious of the needs of others; offers assistance when necessary and provides service with a sense of compassion and empathy.
  • Knowledgeable and responsible in your job, exhibiting pride in your work and maintaining poise in difficult situations.
  • You understand people have differences but you do not let it affect how you interact with them.
  • Maintains an environment that preserves individual dignity and respect for privacy and confidentiality.
  • Able to demonstrate cPr basics – Caring, Professionalism and Respect.

Position Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Illinois.
  • Current BLS certification.
  • Current ACLS or Basic EKG or Arrhythmia-identification certification.
  • Prefer minimum of one (1) year work experience in the operating room.

Preferred Skills and Abilities: 

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer knowledge.

Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing and walking.
  • Considerable reaching stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching.
  • Pushing, pulling or moving/lifting heavy equipment, supplies and patients.
  • Exposure to infections and contagious diseases.
  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens.
  • Handles emergency or crisis situations.
  • Pressure due to multiple demands.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.

Function—Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates and promotes activities regarding quality improvement, team participation, mandatory inservices, training and departmental unit meetings or other activities as required.
  • Assess patient’s needs for Plan of Care to be delivered; creates nursing diagnoses, implements interventions and evaluates patient care during patient’s hospital stay.
  • Attains assessment data from patient and/or family, determines and documents patient’s priority of care based on assessment findings and recognizes and interprets the subtle cues of deterioration and anticipates any necessary interventions. 
  • Functions as patient advocate by collaborating with physicians, communicating patient needs and wishes to physician and/or other members of the healthcare team and communicates Plan of Care to patient and family.
  • Communicates effectively with physicians, nurse managers, house supervisors, coworkers, patients and families on a need-to-know basis.
  • Coordinates and initiates teaching based on identified learning needs of the patient, family members and significant other.
  • Documents patient care, interventions and responses/actions in the patient’s chart with accuracy, timeliness and legibility for continuity of care.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient’s safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
  • Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain utilizing pain management techniques and educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Implements Plan of Care and additional supportive measures to promote comfort, psychological stability and emotional well being using a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Actively participates in time-outs prior to invasive procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of anesthetic drugs, actions and side effects.
  • Follows the six (6) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of arterial lines, spinal and epidural catheters and how to document appropriately.
  • Ensures Pre-op Checklist is complete (H&P present, informed consent signed, test results present, surgical site identified, etc.) before patient is taken into surgical suite.
  • Effectively communicates with the physician in accounting for all sponges, needles and instruments during and after the procedure and documents in the appropriate area.
  • Is able to perform all duties of circulating and scrub nurses.
  • Demonstrates clinical competencies and skills applicable to the unit.
  • Adheres to the departmental dress code.
  • Completes annual education requirements.
  • Assists in control of hospital resources.
  • Maintains a safe workplace.
  • Adheres to time and attendance policy

Apply today for immediate consideration. 

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