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Registered Nurse, PACU

Company: Memorial Health System
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

Responsible for delegation, supervision, and provision of nursing care for designated group of patients through utilization of the nursing process. Provides age appropriate care. Participates in research when appropriate and incorporates research findings into evidence-based clinical practice. Contributes to quality improvement processes. Adheres to MHS Mission, Vision, and Values, the Nursing Division Mission, Vision, and Philosophy, the ANA Code of Ethics and the Illinois Nursing Act.

Qualifications

Education:

ADN required, BSN preferred

Licensure/Certification/Registry:

Possesses current RN licensure in the State of Illinois.

Certified in CPR or completes certification during Nursing Team Onboarding required

Certification in ACLS required or completes certification within 90 days of employment.

Certification in PALS preferred

Experience:

One or more years of experience in acute care setting preferred.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Working Conditions-Physical Requirements & Atmosphere:

Ability to take call.

Understands the role of the professional nurse and his/her responsibilities as a member of the health care team.

Has knowledge of basic nursing principles and procedures with ability to make appropriate nursing judgments based on the knowledge.

Demonstrated positive attitude and good physical health.

Demonstrates commitment to the philosophy of Nursing Service.

Potential exposure to infectious diseases.

Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens and body fluids.

Requires ability to assist transferring patients over 50 pounds occasionally.

Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, bend and kneel, lift or push or pull up to 50 lbs.

Physical demands include repetitive motions of the hands, walking, standing and reaching above the head

Responsibilities

Responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive care for post-operative patients of all age groups.

Must use sound judgment and advanced assessment skills to evaluate pain, N/V, body temperature and/or trouble breathing.

Implements appropriate interventions identified in the plan of care to move the patient toward established goals or outcomes.

Completes documentation in the patient medical record accurately and in a timely manner.

Demonstrated technical knowledge and skill to safely utilize patient care equipment.

Prioritizes work based on changes in the patient condition, changes in assignments and unanticipated interruptions.

Collaborates with the health care team to organize tasks and activities from the patient’s admission through discharge. Delegates tasks and activities to other members in the health care team using appropriate

Performs all nursing care activities using techniques to promote safety, reduce risks, and follows policies and procedures.

Acts as an advocate for the patient with families, physicians and other healthcare team members.

Adapts teaching strategies passed on the patient’s response, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

Support great patient experience and lead others to support initiatives in patient experience.

Performs other related work as required or requested.

One of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois, Memorial Health System of Springfield is a community-based, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to patient care, education and research.

Our more than 6,700 staff members, partnering physicians and hundreds of volunteers are dedicated to improving the health of the communities we have served since 1897. In a year, we serve an average of more than 40,000 inpatients, more than 667,000 outpatients and more than 125,000 patients in our four Emergency Departments. Our highly skilled team has a passion for excellence and is dedicated to providing a great patient experience for every patient every time.

In support of our commitment to community responsibility, all Memorial Health System affiliates participate in health screenings and educational events to further provide for the healthcare needs of our community.  Learn more  about our community benefit initiatives.

Mission

To improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Vision

To be the health system people choose over all others.

Values

SAFETY

We put safety first.

We speak up, without fear, on matters of patient and colleague safety.

We take action to create an environment of zero harm.

INTEGRITY

We respect others and show compassion.

We behave honestly and ethically.

We are accountable for our attitude, actions and health.

QUALITY

We advance our knowledge and skills.

We seek continuous improvement.

We deliver evidence-based care that leads to excellence in outcomes.

STEWARDSHIP

We use resources wisely and maintain financial stability.

We work together to coordinate care and services across the health system.

We promote healthier communities.

Keywords: Memorial Health System, Jacksonville , Registered Nurse, PACU, Other , Jacksonville, Florida

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