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RN, DMH Millenium Pain Center

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Decatur
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

Overview
Manages, coordinates and performs nursing care with compassion and care for an assigned group of patients.

NURSING GOAL: A goal of nursing is to educate and restore a patient to an optimal level of wellness as defines by the patient and their families and incorporate preventative measures.

Qualifications
Education and/or Other Requirements
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing. Current registration or eligibility for licensure with the State of Illinois for practice as a professional nurse. Six months experience as a Registered Nurse.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Hepatitis b vaccination
  • Will complete additional training or demonstrate competency in skills identified in the unit-specific competency plan and skills list.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.
  • Gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Ability to see details at close range.
  • Actively looks for ways to help people.
  • Understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Awareness of other's reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Environmental Factors
    This position is performed within an environment of frequent exposure to blood and body fluids.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required walk, stand, stoop to floor level, kneel and assist in lifting patient; to assist patients and/or adjust equipment at floor level; to reach, change and read IV's 5 feet from the floor unaided; to support weight of persons 200 pounds or more in emergency situations.
    • Ability to attend to visual details.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
    • Ability to receive and comprehend written and oral communications.
    • Ability to read 5 feet from the floor unaided.
    • Ability to utilize fine motor control in hands, the ability to hear, and the ability to meet visual demands.
    • The employee will frequently be required to lift, push and pull weight of at least 5 to 50 pounds. Mental Demands
      • Ability to work under stress and adapt to changing conditions.
      • Analyze information or data.
      • Plan sequence of operations or actions.
      • Make decisions of moderate to substantial effects, with a variety of alternatives and moderate to substantial consequences.
      • Use logic to define problems, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret information, deal with abstract variables.
      • Comprehend written basic instructions, safety rules, office memoranda at a high school graduate level.
      • Ability to compose written communication using standard business English at a high school graduate level.
      • Ability to comprehend verbal sentences and instructions at a high school graduate level.
      • Ability to converse in Standard English at a high school graduate level. Note
        Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist an otherwise qualified individual in the performance of the job. In order to meet the needs of the Company employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above.

        Responsibilities
        • CLINICAL JUDGEMENT - Clinical reasoning, which includes decision-making, critical thinking, and a global grasp of the situation, coupled with nursing skills acquired through a process of integrating formal and informal experiential knowledge and evidence-based guidelines.
          • Assists physician by preparing patient for exams and specialized procedures; and for setting up and using/manipulating specialized equipment.
          • Appropriately monitors patients post procedures and post monitored anesthesia care.
          • CARING PRACTICES: Nursing activity that create a compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients/families and staff. Working on another's behalf and representing the concerns of the patient/family and nursing staff; serving as a moral agent in identifying and helping to resolve ethical and clinical concerns within and outside the clinical setting.
          • COLLABORATION/SYSTEMS THINKING - Working with others (e.g., patients, families, healthcare providers) in a way that promotes/encourages each person's contribution toward achieving optimal/realistic patient/family goals. Involves intra-and inter- disciplinary work with colleagues and community. Body of knowledge and tools that allow the nurse to manage whatever Environmental and system resources exist for the patient/family and staff, within or across healthcare and non-healthcare systems.
          • RESPONSE TO DIVERSITY - The sensitivity to recognize, appreciate and incorporate differences into the provision of care. Differences may include, but are not limited to, cultural differences, personalities, spiritual beliefs, gender, race, ethnicity, lifestyle, socioeconomic status, age, and values.
          • FACILITATION OF LEARNING - The ability to facilitate learning for patients/families, nursing staff, other members of the healthcare team, and community. Include both formal and informal facilitation of learning.
          • CLINICAL INQUIRY (INNOVATOR/EVALUATOR) - The ongoing process of questioning and evaluating practice and providing informed practice. Creating practice changes through research utilization and experimental learning.
          • Performs other duties as assigned.

            Associated topics: ambulatory, asn, care, coronary, maternal, nurse rn, staff nurse, surgery, transitional, unit

Keywords: Memorial Health, Decatur , RN, DMH Millenium Pain Center, Healthcare , Decatur, Illinois

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