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Rush University Medical Center New Graduate RN Resident in Oak Park, Illinois

Job Description

Welcome to RUSH!

Department: Nursing Administration

Work Type: Full Time (Total FTE between 0.9 and 1.0)

Shift: Shift 3

Work Schedule: 12 Hr (7:00 pm-7:30 am) (Monday-Friday, Saturday and Sunday, every other weekend)

Summary:

The mission of Rush is to provide the best health care for the individuals and diverse communities we serve through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research, and community partnerships.

General Summary: The New Graduate RN Resident is an RN1 (beginner level) nurse who utilizes a scientific and theoretical knowledge base along with policy and procedures, standards of care and protocols to guide practice. The New Graduate RN Resident relies on the experience, judgment and support of others while developing knowledge in practice. The New Graduate RN Resident RN exemplifies the Rush Oak Park Hospital (ROPH) mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with ROPH policies and procedures

The New Graduate RN Resident will attend the New Graduate Nurse Residency program that is a year-long program in cohort groups that is designed to ease the transition to practice. The program is guided by best current evidence and performance measures. The multifaceted learning and teaching approaches are utilized throughout the year long program. The New Graduate RN Resident will participate in the residency program while completing their unit/department orientation. The RN Resident will attend a four-hour learning session each month that are paid sessions and attendance is required.

 The New Graduate RN Resident for CSO/Nursing Administration will float within all inpatient areas and some outpatient areas; Orientation is 10-14 Weeks long.

 The New Graduate RN Resident for ICU will be home based in the ICU and be floated to Telemetry when needed; Orientation is 10-12 Weeks long.

 The New Graduate RN Resident for ER will be home based in the Emergency Department; Orientation is 10-14 weeks long.

 The New Graduate RN Resident for Surgical Services will float within the Perioperative Service Areas; Orientation is 9-12 months long.

Responsibilities:

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Evidence Based Practice

1.1 Seeks out resources to assist in the management of new patient situations.

1.2 Uses evidenced based guidelines (policies and procedures, nursing standards of care, protocols and pathways) consistently.

1.3 Supports a hospital wide innovation to achieve positive outcomes.

  1. Relationships and Caring

2.1 Establishes a caring, therapeutic relationship with patients and families through effective communication, acknowledgement of patient/family perceptions of health and illness and mutual goal setting for optimal outcomes.

2.2 Treats patients and families with respect and a sensitivity for diverse viewpoints and cultures.

2.3 Maintains positive, professional relationships with all members of the healthcare team.

2.4 Works effectively with other professional nurses through mutual support and respect.

2.5 Demonstrates beginning collaboration skills to meet the needs of patients and families.

  1. Critical Thinking

3.1 Utilizes beginning assessment skills to evaluate the physical and psychosocial needs of patient/family.

3.2 Uses scientific and theoretical knowledge to develop and implement the plan of care for assigned patients with support from experienced staff.

3.3 Recognizes a change in patient status and seeks appropriate resources to address concerns.

  1. Technical Expertise

4.1 Uses medical devices safely and effectively in the delivery of patient care and seeks guidance when needed.

4.2 Demonstrates accountability for implementing policies related to safe and effective administration of medications.

4.3 Assesses patient safety needs and implements appropriate strategies (fall precautions, infection control, and suicide risk patient identification) to minimize risk and seeks guidance when needed.

4.4 Applies the teaching-learning process effectively to meet the learning needs of patients and families

  1. Leadership

5.1 Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice, including progress toward achievement of annual goals with guidance.

5.2 Supports unit goals and change initiatives.

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5.3 Demonstrates beginning delegation skills to meet the needs of patients.

Other information:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities required:

  1. Knowledge

• Entry Level.

• Associate Degree or Diploma in nursing, enrolled in a BSN program or Masters in Nursing, required to complete degree within five years from date of hire.

• Non-baccalaureate RNs are not eligible for promotion to RN Level 2 or 3.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or other major (except current employees hired before October 31, 2009).

• Current state of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required.

• CPR

• ACLS within 1 year for ICU, Tele, Endo, PACU, IR, ED

• PALS within 1 year for PACU, ED

  1. Skills

• Analytical ability is required.

• Communication skills are required in order to teach.

• Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations.

  1. Abilities

• Work requires the ability to walk throughout the medical center and to be standing and walking most of the designated shift.

• Willingness to be first to float throughout the hospital and when high patient census or other factors call for additional assistance.

• Work requires lifting and carrying objects 35-40 lbs. and supporting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.

• The ability to check documents for errors, use of a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine specimens, images or reports is required.

• • Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and/or contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.

Disclaimer: The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

RUSH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE EVALUATE QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS, AND OTHER LEGALLY PROTECTED CHARACTERISTICS.

Position New Graduate RN Resident

Location US:IL:Oak Park

Req ID 415

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