Employer: UI Health
Job Title: Staff Nurse 1 - Pediatrics
Additional Information: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/1106?c=uic
Hiring Department: Pediatrics
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Requisition ID: 1013722
Work Schedule – 3pm-11pm; Rotating Weekends
Shift : Evenings
Staff Nurse I is accountable for the delivery of patient care utilizing the Nursing Process and Relationship-Based Care model as the framework. The Staff Nurse I provides direct patient care and takes initiative to improve patient outcomes by integrating Shared Leadership, Evidence Based Practice, Relationship Based Care and standards of nursing excellence into clinical practice. Through therapeutic relationships with patients, families, self and colleagues, the Staff Nurse I functions as an interdisciplinary team member who provides quality patient care and fulfills unit and organizational goals.
Duties & Responsibilities
Performs RN duties.
Completes required orientation program and unit-specific competencies.
Develops, implements, and updates the patient’s plan of care based on on-going assessment of the patient and input from the patient’s family.
Shares information and collaborates with other members of the health care team to promote effective patient care
Verifies and implements orders from physician, physician assistant, and/or advance practice nurse by performing interventions as prescribed by the provider and documenting accurately in the electronic medical record.
Engages and obtains information from patient and/or family to develop an appropriate patient educational plan
Recognizes symptoms, establishes priorities, and responds to patient’s changing needs.
Engages support personnel by delegating appropriate tasks per the Illinois State Nurse Practice Act and provides support and feedback
Demonstrates a commitment to UI Health’s values through teamwork and effective communication to achieve quality outcomes, patient safety, customer satisfaction and a clean, safe and therapeutic environment.
Advocates for patients, families, and their significant others, the community, and the nursing profession.
Integrates theoretical knowledge, evidence-based research, current standards of practice and clinical experience to provide “quality” patient care as measured by established nursing quality standards and other governing/accrediting health care bodies
Utilizes the Nurse Patient Assessment System (NPAS) and the electronic scheduling tool to facilitate optimal staffing, scheduling, and patient assignments. Recognizes and supports Shared Leadership as the selected method of nursing governance
Participates in organizational, departmental, and shared leadership activities; supports department and unit goals in daily behavior.
Demonstrates accountability for job performance by: (1) seeking opportunities to enhance job skills and knowledge; (2) maintaining conditions of employment (RN licensure, BLS and other required unit-specific certifications).
Assumes role of Charge Nurse when assigned, utilizing appropriate resources and tools.
Receives and provides feedback to members of the health care team regarding performance/practice.
Adheres to UI Health’s Code of Conduct.
Treats patients/families, staff, students and visitors with respect and dignity.
Adheres to Nursing’s time, overtime, and attendance policies. Completes electronic learning modules and related programs as assigned by UI Health by established date
Complies with University Health Services TB, flu compliance, and fit-testing requirements
Utilizes established communication channels/chain of command to escalate or resolve patient care problems.
Identifies recurring clinical practice and/or related unit problems and participates in problem solving and resolution.
Collaborates with other nurses to identify, promote, and provide positive learning experiences for staff and students
Serves as preceptor and/or resource to other nursing staff and students.
- BSN Graduate of an accredited nursing program
- Current license as a Professional Registered Nurse from State of Illinois
- Current AHA BLS/CPR and other required unit specific certifications
- Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between patients, family, and health care providers
- Intermediate computer skills with the ability to become proficient in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) with on-the-job training
- BSN graduate required
- Current BLS/CPR certifications required
- Must obtain PALS with 3 months of hire required
- SHIFT: 3pm-11pm; Rotating Weekends
- Excellent attendance, interpersonal skills and work history required.
- Minimum of 6 months to one (1) year of recent Pediatrics, StepDown, or ICU experience preferred