How You’ll Make a Difference
Performs the nursing process to deliver safe, therapeutic, and quality care through essment of patients, establishment and implementation of the nursing care plan, and evaluation of clinical outcomes within an inpatient environment. Develops a flexible, innovative, and confident self-directed approach to patient and family care and operates from a deep understanding of the total situation. Collaborates with other caregivers to challenge and coordinate institutional resources to maximize advocacy for patient and family care in achieving the most effective outcomes. Demonstrates expertise in the nursing process using effortless integration of research-based knowledge into nursing practice and critically evaluating own decision making and judgments.
Provides ongoing patient centered nursing care. Completes initial essment of patient including obtaining vital signs and gathering pertinent health information. Provides triage and consultation to patient, family, and/or significant others according to protocol and established guidelines.
Initiates and implements a nursing plan of care individualized to the needs of each patient. Anticipates patient/family needs throughout the health care continuum. Promotes patient/family involvement in planning and implementing care and ists the patient/family to incorporate condition-related issues to lifestyle changes.
Anticipates and recognizes significant changes in patient's condition, status and need for care. Provides ongoing essment of patient and takes appropriate nursing actions when changes occur. Anticipates and alters the plan of care as needed and collaborates with other health care team members to coordinate patient centered care.
Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team. Provides patient status updates to physicians on a regular basis. Documents, maintains and updates accurate patient records according to agency, state, and federal guidelines.
Administers medications, under physician/provider orders, which may include: antibiotics, narcotic pain medications, vitamins, topical agents, insulin, blood thinners, and allergy antigens. Initiates, maintains and discontinues IV therapy; performs mixing of medications according to protocols.
Monitors the patient's medication needs and response to treatment. Adjusts medication as appropriate within scope of practice and utilizing protocols established by the physician. Performs laboratory procedures and ists the physician/provider with procedures and surgeries using principles of aseptic technique and standard precautions/infection control guidelines.
Assists the physician/provider with procedures and/or surgeries. Performs advanced clinical tasks or skills such as complex wound care, hickman/port-a-cath/PIC line, central line care, conscious sedation, hyperalimentation, venipunture, etc., with demonstrated competency and under clinical supervision.
Coordinates the discharge planning process with the patient/family, physician, social worker, and other staff members as appropriate. Assesses and provides complex patient education and counseling to the patient, family, and/or significant others. Completes maintenance and quality monitoring of equipment using appropriate technique when cleaning, sterilizing and caring for instruments and other equipment.
Leads all aspects of performance improvement for one or more initiatives which impact quality with demonstrated results. For example, baseline data analysis, identification of problem, creation of an evidenced-based intervention plan, implementation utilizing change theory, data collection, data analysis, and data evaluation. Participates in professional activities which contribute to personal professional development and the development of others.
Acts as an expert clinical and department resource. Seeks opportunities to teach, coach and mentor others. Serves as a consultant for complex patient caseloads. Provides consultation to health care team members to foster therapeutic communication. Serves as a preceptor and ists in the development and implementation of staff orientation, competency and educational activities. Collaborates with other caregivers to challenge current practices and synthesize research findings to develop optimal systems to achieve the most effective patient and family outcomes.
License & Certifications
Nursing certification in one or more specialty-specific areas issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or other approved national governing body, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.
Demonstrates a holistic approach to nursing practice committed to meeting the needs of the patient and family.Ability to apply innovative interventions and nursing skills/technology to carefully correlate to the patient?s response to an individualized plan of care.Ability to recognize situational changes that require unplanned or unanticipated interventions.Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems.Excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills.Demonstrates human relation skills with the ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians. Ability to take initiative and work collaboratively with others.Demonstrated ability to effectively make critical, independent decisions and the ability to think ahead, anticipate learning needs and take preventive actions.Excellent organization, prioritization and problem solving skills.Demonstrates time management skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize with frequent interruptions.Must meet the ?Expert Characteristics of Practice? as defined by the ?Aurora Nursing Professional Advancement Model (ANPAM)".
At Aurora Health Care
We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as pionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.
Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.
|Company||Advocate Aurora Health Care|
|Job Title||Registered Nurse|