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Primary Nurse Coordinator - Psychiatry Unit, Full-time, Days

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital Job REQID 32900 Job Function Nursing Coordinator Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

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Description

The Psychiatric Primary Nurse Coordinatorreflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Psychiatric Primary Nurse Coordinator is a registered professional nurse who, in addition to providing direct patient care, (detailed in the staff nurse job description #7825) is accountable for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a plan of care for designated psychiatric patients. The Psychiatric Primary Nurse Coordinator ensures that quality outcomes are achieved by utilizing best practice interventions.

Clinical:

  • Provides specialized direct patient care using in-depth psychiatric nursing knowledge and skills
  • Provides patient and family education for designated psychiatric patients and demonstrates teaching techniques that match the psychiatric patients' and families' level of comprehension
  • Assesses, implements and evaluates the plan of care for designated psychiatric patients
  • Ensures that quality outcomes are met for designated psychiatric patients
  • Consults with multidisciplinary team as appropriate to develop, implement and evaluate care for designated psychiatric patients with complex, multifaceted bio-psycho-social presentations
  • Documentation in patient medical records supports the appropriate level of psychiatric care.

Professional:

  • Participates in development of Stone Institute of Psychiatry policies, and other best practice psychiatric standards
  • Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital-wide committees/task forces as assigned by Stone Institute of Psychiatry Director or unit manager
  • Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation
  • Is an advocate for psychiatric patients and their significant others, coworkers, the community and the nursing profession
  • Consistently demonstrates accountability
  • Champions collaborative practice with coworkers and other disciplines and departments
  • Consistently demonstrates compassion to internal and external customers
  • Dynamic representative of the nursing profession in internal and external forums
  • Integrates theoretical knowledge base and clinical expertise in decision making
  • Assumes responsibility for meeting regulatory and other mandatory requirements
  • Assumes responsibility for personal development plan and education/certification.

Leadership/Organization:

  • Mentors staff to ensure development of best people
  • Participates in rolling-out new SIP initiatives as well as hospital-wide initiatives
  • Consults with management in assessment, problem solving, decision making, and evaluating clinical and/or system issues
  • Serves as a role model for Patient's First Philosophy.

Education:

  • Participates in programs to meet continuing education needs
  • Provide learning experiences for both internal and external groups.

Research:

  • Presents clinical questions for consideration for Chapman and other Scholarships
  • Presents findings from research projects and/or special studies.
  • Analytical ability is required
  • Communication skill is required in order to teach and lead
  • Interact effectively and collaborate with others in difficult situations
  • Work requires the ability to walk throughout the patient care area
  • Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35 - 40 lbs, and lifting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.
  • The ability to visually check documents for errors, use 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 combative patients and/or infectious materials.

AA/EOE

Qualifications

Required:

  • Licensed as a professional nurse in the state of Illinois
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support at the healthcare provider level

Preferred:

 

  • Certification in psychiatric mental health nursing
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited Nursing program.

 

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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