Staff Nurse - Surgery

Swedish Covenant Hospital
Chicago, IL
Posted 1 month ago
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JOB SUMMARY

A Staff Nurse is accountable for providing high quality, individualized, goal directed care for all levels of patients and their families in accordance with the philosophy of the Division of Nursing.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Functions

Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Swedish Hospital, exhibits a service orientation and adheres to all responsibilities and standards of the hospital.

  • Utilizes the nursing process to assess, diagnosis, plan, implement, and evaluate the delivery of nursing care to patients and their families.
  • Attains knowledge and competency reflective of current standards of practice.
  • Interacts and contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues.
  • Integrates ethical provisions in all areas of nursing practice.
  • Integrates evidence-based practice and research findings into nursing practice.
  • Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
  • Promotes safety measures to prevent patient and staff injuries.
  • Identifies patients correctly by using two unique ways.
  • Observes, checks and monitors all equipment used to confirm that items are functioning properly.
  • Maintains a safe therapeutic working environment and recognizes need for action in emergency situations.
  • Documentation is thoroughly and timely completed.
  • A Staff Nurse Level II maintains competency reflective of current standards practice, guides and supervises staff in the provision of patient care, and enhances own professional growth and development.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

PATIENT CARE/AGE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Staff Nurses working in specialty areas possess a knowledge of procedures specific to that patient population including age specific needs. Level II nurses are encouraged and supported to obtain specialty certification.

QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • A Staff Nurse Level II requires at least one year of experience as a staff nurse and demonstrates mastery of nursing skills. A Staff Nurse Level I does not require experience.
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Communicates effectively. A Staff Nurse Level II is able to guide and supervise nursing personnel.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

  • Current Illinois Nursing licensure
  • American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • ACLS, PALS, NRP may be required within six months depending on the unit requirements

MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY

  • Committee membership and participation

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CONTACTS

  • Patients and their families and significant others, Division of Nursing Staff, Medical Staff, and other hospital personnel.

ACCESS TO PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION

Computer system access for the Nursing Division is assigned based on criteria and on the minimum necessary as described in this job description. Approval for level of access is given by the system administrator (for Nursing Division, this is Nursing Informatics) or the department that has ownership of system/module.

ENVIRONMENT

  • May be in an upright position and moving about most of the working time.
  • May lift heavy objects.
  • Use of computer.
  • Potential for exposure to chemicals, airborne diseases, blood and bodily fluids.
  • Risk of injury by violent patient.

EOE: Race/Color/Religion/Sex/National Origin/Protected Veteran/Disability

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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