RN HIB 1 (754) / SKILLED NURSING / Mercyhealth Care Center

# JOB SUMMARY: Provides compassionate, culturally sensitive, holistic nursing care to patients in the hospital setting, supporting the nursing philosophy. May include day, evening, night, weekend, holiday, and/or on-call hours. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Utilizes the nursing process and collaboration with interdisciplinary team members in caring for patients. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques, policies and procedures, standards of care, and State laws/practice act. Documents according to standards of care. Initiates a patient plan of care according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or hospital policy including patient and family education. Floats to various units based on identified needs. Participates in department or unit performance improvement activities. AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION: Neonate through Geriatric EDUCATION, TRAINING, # EXPERIENCE: BSN required or upon hire, a signed BSN agreement on file. CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE: Licensed as an RN in the State of Illinois. BLS Certification (Other certifications per unit requirements: ACLS, PALS,NALS) ADDITIONAL REQUIREMNTS Passing the Driver#s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring). Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check. Must be able to follow written and oral instruction SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The special physical demands of this position are considered essential functions of the job with or without# accomodation.# 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. SUPERVISES: Supervises nursing support staff as appropriate. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization#s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work;appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, basic computer knowledge is beneficial. #

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