Registered Nurse (Staff Nurse)

Location: Gilman, IL
Date Posted: 28-12-2015

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Summary
The Nursing Staff is responsible for the nursing assessment plan and overseeing the medical and psychiatric management of the patient coordination with the attending physician. This position also provides input into the development of the Master Treatment Plan. The Nursing Staff functions under the guidance of their State Licensure within accordance of State and Federal regulations.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible to administer treatment for and oversee patients’ medical needs.
  • Provide clear and accurate documentation of events occurring while on duty.
  • Ensure CARF and industry standards are met by nursing department
  • Inform Supervisor of co-worker disputes and boundary issues with patients.
  • Provide support to Nursing Staff.
  • Meet deadlines established by supervisor(s)
  • Maintain good customer service with patients and employees
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
 
Competencies:
  • Strong clinical/medical skills.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines as well as be flexible and dependable.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Principles and processes for providing patient services. This includes patient needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of patient satisfaction.
  • Exceptional patient service with the ability to resolve service issues.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities with a sense of urgency.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.
  • Being aware of others' reactions, understanding why they react as they do, and adjusting one’s own actions in relation to others.
  • Promote a positive response to change, with patients as well as other staff members.
 
Abilities:
  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through verbal and written words and sentences.
  • Communicate information and ideas verbally and written so others will understand.
  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions; including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events.
 
Physical Demands and Working Environment:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
 
  • Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard clinical environment with extensive patient contact and frequent interruptions. Due to the nature of the work, the associate may be exposed to bodily fluids and odors on an occasional basis.
  • Vision: Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 40 pounds); to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
  • Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
 
Education and Experience:
  • Nursing degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing.
  • Must maintain nursing certifications.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Must maintain CPR and First Aid certifications.
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