Registered Nurse

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Campus, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

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Job Title:
Registered Nurse


Department:
East | Operating Room

Scope of Position  

University Hospitals East is committed to enhancing the quality of care provided to patients.  The Registered Nurse-Patient Care Coordinator (RN-PCC) functions as an integral member of a team of care providers within the department, who reflect a culture of cooperation, enthusiasm, and mutual respect. The Department of Perioperative Services is located on the fourth floor, North Wing, and on the second floor, North Wing. The 4th floor area consists of 10 operating rooms, Pre-Op, and PACU areas. The 2nd floor area consists of 4 operating rooms,  and combined Pre-Op/PACU area.

The operating room is staffed Monday through Friday 5:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for primarily adult patients requiring surgical intervention.  Care is provided by Registered Nurses and Surgical Technologists.  A Registered Nurse is directly responsible for the care of each patient in the operating room and is the circulator for each surgical procedure.  Surgical procedure care is provided after hours through on-call coverage.

Position Summary

The RN-PCC is responsible for managing and providing care to the patient and his/her family, and for directing and supervising the other members of the patient care team.  They are responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, delegating, and evaluating the nursing care of patients.  The RN-PCC prioritizes patient care needs and provides leadership and development of the patient care team.  The staff nurse must be competent in technical, interpersonal and cognitive skills required to serve the patient population defined by the scope of service.

Minimum Qualifications

For Hire:

Graduate of an accredited school of registered nursing.  Current Ohio licensure as a Registered Nurse. 

Previous nursing experience in a relevant care setting preferred.

           

On going:

Maintains knowledge related to patient care issues, quality improvement and cost reduction, current policies, procedures, and protocols.  Maintains current Ohio RN license.  Meets mandatory educational and health requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

The RN-PCC will demonstrate core competencies in the area of customer focus, teamwork, job knowledge, and resource management.

60% of time Coordinates patient care team in providing and documenting patient care

  • Assess patient needs and develops a plan of nursing care
  • Provides patient care according to patient needs: performs specialized nursing care procedures requiring professional licensure such as IV therapy, blood transfusions, medication administration and specific treatments.
  • Coordinates admission, transfer and discharge of patients.
  • Manages team in delivering patient care in accordance with standards of practice.
  • Assumes coordinating role in emergency situations, including Code Blue procedures, implementing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and notifying physicians.
  • May assume charge nurse responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates understanding of job responsibilities and uses appropriate knowledge and skills to effectively complete work.

25% of time Serves as leader, and preceptor/facilitator of patient care team.

  • Prioritizes patient care needs; coordinates activities of team; delegates appropriate elements of care to members of the team.
  • Functions as a role model for the team; facilitates integration of new members in all roles into the team; effectively communicates and collaborates with all members of the team; interaction promotes teamwork.
  • Assesses learning needs of team members; plans and implements learning activities based on assessments.
  • Facilitates resolution of conflict within the team members.
  • Demonstrates compassion and sensitivity to patients, families, visitors, and other staff.  Is courteous to others and promotes mutual respect.
  • Anticipates needs of customers and assumes responsibility for solving customer problems.
  • Works effectively as a team member and maintains a positive relationship and open communication with other team members.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to providing the highest quality service to all customers.

10% of time Manages/participates with team in quality assessment and improvement activities

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement in patient care and organizational processes.
  • Adopts fiscally sound practices/responsibilities.
  • Demonstrates cost-effective use of supplies and of own time and others’ time; systematically organizes and prioritizes work.
  • Contributes to performance improvement of the Hospital, the unit and the patient care team.

Quality measures include:

            Patient satisfaction

            Evaluation of patient outcomes

Unit productivity

Cost data

5% of time Assumes function of other patient care team members as necessary

Organizational Expectations  

Practices within the Hospital’s policies and procedures, and Division of Nursing Standards of Practice, including attendance and dress code policies.  Maintains infection control standards, implements appropriate patient safety protocols as necessary.  Adheres to the mission, vision, values statements as demonstrated through positive patient/guest relations, positive and effective interactions with staff, formulating and meeting developmental goals.

Minimum Qualifications

For Hire:

Graduate of an accredited school of registered nursing.  Current Ohio licensure as a Registered Nurse. 

Previous nursing experience in a relevant care setting preferred.

           

On going:

Maintains knowledge related to patient care issues, quality improvement and cost reduction, current policies, procedures, and protocols.  Maintains current Ohio RN license.  Meets mandatory educational and health requirements.

           

            .

Patient Population Served   

Knowledge of growth and development and an understanding of the range of treatments necessary to meet the age specific needs of the patient population served  (Check those that apply):

Not Applicable: Non-patient care title

Adolescents (14  - 17 years)

x

Neonates (0 - 6 months)

Adults (18  - 64 years)

x

Children (7 months - 13 years)

Geriatrics (65 + years)

x


Additional Information:


Location:
East Hospital - Tower (0397)


Position Type:
Regular


Scheduled Hours:
40


Shift:
First Shift


Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.



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