The role of the professional clinical nurse is unique and essential to the care of the patient. The nurse demonstrates that unique and essential function through the framework for nursing practice. Advocate: Practices in accordance with the patient centered care model.
Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co - workers and others.
Under the immediate direction of the unit clinical coordinator and/or division director, or other designated clinical management as assigned, provides direct patient care under the clinical leadership and guidance of a clinical nurse preceptor/mentor.
As a Registered Nurse, you will ensure the nursing care plan is being followed. Working alongside Certified Nursing Assistants, you will work in collaboration with physicians and therapists to ensure the plan of care for the patient population.
Responsible for supervising nursing personnel to deliver nursing care and within scope of practice coordinates care delivery, which will ensure that patient's needs are met in accordance with professional standards of practice through physician orders.
Approve or disapprove time or personnel schedule changes in the absence on the Clinical Manager ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures for documenting time of work hours for staff members on assigned shift.
Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients health status by taking health histories and performing advanced physical examinations in specialty area with heart failure and other cardiopulmonary diseases.
Participate in one or more volunteer initiatives annually, northwestern memorial organized or on his/her own. Compassionate: consistently demonstrates interpersonal connections with patients and families from introduction through discharge.