Memorial Health

Registered Nurse (RN) - Vascular Access

Job Locations US-IL-Decatur
ID
2024-20765
Category
Registered Nurse (RN) (Experienced)
Position Type
Full-Time

Overview

Performs direct patient care requiring specialized nursing skills; oversees the performance of other patient care activities.

Qualifications

Must be a graduate from an approved program in professional nursing with current licensure in the State of Illinois.  Previous office experience is desired.

Responsibilities

  • Collects and documents data regarding physical, psychological, and educational needs of patients of all ages.
  • Differentiates among emergent, urgent, and non-urgent patients.
  • Evaluates patient telephone calls; follows up with instructions and documentation.
  • Seeks supervisor and physician advice as needed.

 

  • Establishes priorities in clinic setting and collaborates with Provider regarding plan of care.
    • Delegates care to other members of the healthcare team.
    • Offers input the plan of care; educates patient in plan of care.
  • Screens telephone calls from patients and evaluates for referral. Coordinates and communicates plan of care with the patient and/or the family.
  • Conducts pre-authorization for medication and ordered tests and completes appropriate forms. Schedules specialized procedures at the hospital; monitors need for follow-up.
  • Arranges outside laboratory tests. Assists physicians by preparing patients and setting up equipment.
    • Shares with nursing staff daily scheduling of patients with acute and/or urgent problems.
    • Performs as a team nurse with providers and other staff.
    • Reports ideas, concerns, and problems to Manager/Coordinator.
    • Scanning and accurate indexing of records from outside sources in the patient electronic health record for provider signature.
    • Reviews patient’s medical records from previous physician to incorporate pertinent information into patients completed chart.

 

  • Provides and documents care within the standards of practice, policies and procedures.
  • Administers and records immunizations, allergy shots and other parental injections; performs related duties.
  • Performs or assists in specimen collection of waived lab tests; performs related follow up.
  • Performs various screening tests; sets up equipment and assists with various procedures; assists in emergency situations with appropriate emergency supplies and procedures.
  • Manages acute and/or episodic minor illnesses of patients by following doctor’s orders and documents treatment.
  • Inserts and maintains continuous IV infusions; monitors progress (if applicable).
  • Monitors the patient’s response to care; documents variances and revises plan of care to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Involves patient’s family and multidisciplinary team; utilizes teaching skills.
  • Makes phone calls to patient’s family to follow up and to communicate test results.
  • Sets up referrals based on outcomes and doctor’s orders.
  • Administers documents and evaluates medications.
  • Explains procedures and answers questions from patients and their families; provides verbal, written and audiovisual materials; diet consultation; advice on wellness, exercise, preventative care and safety. Assesses patient’s ability to accept and understand instructions; maintains and orders educational materials.
  • Demonstrates department specific competencies, including age specific competencies for all ages.
  • Arranges for medication refills.
  • Shares knowledge, nursing skills, experience, and patient education advice with physicians.
  • Supports and maintains joint commission standard. 
  • Attends nursing in-service and continuing education programs.
  • Assumes personal responsibility for quality patient care, environment of care, and professional development.
  • Assists in coordinating and implementing policies in compliance with all regulatory standards.
  • Reports ideas and concerns to supervisor concerning improved patient care, customer service and efficient clinical operations.
  • Maintains clean, well-equipped exam room, and assists in inventory control.
  • Attends meetings, in-services and continuing education classes; suggests topics and/or conducts nursing in-services.
  • Assists with maintenance of patient medical records.
  • Documents vitals, history, meds, procedures and instructions according to DMH policies and unit standards. 
    • Demonstrates care and knowledge in medication administration.
    • Arranges for medication and medication refills. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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