Registered Nurse, RN - Med Surg
Company: Mercyhealth Hospital Crystal Lake (Opening summer
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: January 22, 2023
Registered Nurse, RNOverview
Provides compassionate, culturally sensitive, holistic nursing care
to patients in a clinical setting, supporting the Mercyhealth
nursing mission, practice values and strategic plan. May include
variable shifts, weekends, holiday and/or on-call hours. Performs
other duties as assigned including floating to various units based
on identified needs and clinical competency.
* Utilizes the nursing process and critical thinking in
collaboration with interdisciplinary team members in caring for
* Performs assessments, planning, intervention and evaluation of
* Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance
with approved nursing techniques, policies and procedures,
standards of care, and state laws/practice act as required by care
* Ensures all documentation is accurate and comprehensive in
accordance with the established standards of care for documentation
at the system and entity levels.
* Develops initiates and executes a patient plan of care according
to the patient's individualized needs, as prescribed by the
physician and/or hospital policy. Utilizes resources available to
teach and support patient and family education. Provides education
to the appropriate level of understanding.
* Participates in department or unit performance improvement
activities, which may include shared governance.
* Utilizes clinical expertise & guidance to other units/departments
in support of the patient's longitudinal plan of care. Acts to
resolve systems breakdowns and engages self and others in providing
* Utilizes critical thinking in regards to patient safety and
patient experience, manages complex situations and delegates to
other staff appropriately. Escalates to the appropriate chain of
command as needed.
* Positively influences the professional and organizational
environments and shared governance.
* Engages in personal development and supports system-entity
opportunities for continuous learning and growth including
developing or revising evidence based practice guidelines.
* Supports and participates in peer review and peer feedback
* Participates in the professional nursing continuum
* Clinic and Ambulatory RN's will maintain timely flow of patients,
in addition to responding to telephone calls and performs telephone
triage of patients.
Education and Experience
Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN or upon hire BSN
completion agreement for enrollment in an accredited BSN Completion
Program May require specific years of applicable experience to
qualify (per department guidelines). If hired prior to 1-1-14 in
Winnebago County and prior to 9-1-14 in Rock, Walworth and McHenry
Counties an ADN only is required.
Licensed as an RN in state of practice Approved BLS certification
required within 90 days (Other certification per unit requirements:
ACLS, PALS, PEARS, NRP)
Special Physicial Demands
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions
of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.RN
Hospital, RN Home Health and Hospice, RN Oncology: While performing
the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to walk
and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The
employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch,
or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust
focus.RN Clinic and Ambulatory RN's: While performing the duties of
this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The
employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to
finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee
is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and
occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
Culture of Excellence Behavior Expectations
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate
the following behavior expectations:Quality - Follows policies and
procedures; adapts to and manages changes in the environment;
Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness giving attention to details;
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to
improve performance; Manages time and prioritizes effectively to
achieve organizational goals.Service - Responds promptly to
requests for service and assistance; Follows the Mercyhealth
Critical Moments of service; Meets commitments; Abides by MH
confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and
sensitivity for cultural differences; and effectively communicates
information to partners; Thinks system wide regarding processes and
functions.Partnering - Shows commitment to the Mission of
Mercyhealth and Culture of Excellence through all words and
actions; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views;
Demonstrates a high level of participation and engagement in
day-to-day work; Gives and welcomes feedback; Generates suggestions
for improving work: Embraces teamwork, supports and encourages
positive change while giving value to individuals.Cost - Conserves
organization resources; Understands fiscal responsibility; Works
within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving
measures; contributes to profits and revenue.
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