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Staff Nurse License Pending – Med/Surg/ONC, Full Time, Nights

Location Lake Forest, Illinois Business Unit Lake Forest Hospital Job REQID 46469 Job Function Clinical Nurse Shift Night Job (3rd) Apply Now

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Description

The Staff Nurse, License Pending – by Endorsement exemplifies the attributes of an NM nurse, reflects 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 Staff Nurse, License Pending- by Endorsement, position adheres to the State of Illinois Nurse Practice Act (225 ILCS 65/ Nurse Practice Act. (ilga.gov) and is used for RNs licensed in another state pending the completion of the Illinois licensure process. As a member of the clinical care and unit team, the RNLP participates in decision-making, teaching, leadership functions, research, and quality improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and unit operations. 

Responsibilities

  • Assessment:  Collects and Analyzes Patient Data.
  1. Data collection involves the patient and includes the family and significant other as appropriate.
  2. The priority of data collection activities is determined by the patient’s immediate condition or need.
  3. Pertinent data are collected using appropriate assessment techniques and instruments.
  4. The data collection process is systemic and ongoing.
  • Planning:  Develops a Plan of Care that Prioritizes Care Using an Interdisciplinary Approach.
  1. Individualize the plan to the patient (e.g., age-specific, culturally sensitive, etc.) and the patient’s condition.
  2. Develops the plan with the patient, family, and significant other as appropriate and provides education utilizing suitable instructional materials and methods.
  3. The plan reflects the current nursing practice and provides for continuity of care.
  4. Documents the plan.
  • Implementation:  The Nurse Implements the Interventions Identified in the Plan of Care.
  1. Interventions are consistent with the established plan of care.
  2. Interventions are implemented in a safe, timely, and appropriate plan of care.
  3. Documents the interventions.
  • Evaluation:  The Nurse Evaluates the Patient’s Progress toward the Attainment of Goals.
  1. Evaluation is systemic, ongoing, and criterion-based.
  2. The patient, family, significant other, and interdisciplinary team members are involved in the evaluation process as appropriate.
  3. Ongoing assessment data are used to revise outcomes and the plan of care as appropriate.
  4. The effectiveness of interventions is evaluated in relation to outcomes.
  5. The patient’s responses to interventions are documented. 
  • The Nurse Contributes to Team Effectiveness within the Unit.
  1. Demonstrates accountability and collaborative practice with co-workers, other disciplines, and departments. Identifies potential conflictual situations and facilitates resolution using established communication channels.
  2. Participates in the formation, implementation, and evaluation of unit goals.
  3. Identifies potential conflictual situations and facilitates resolution using established communication channels.
  4. Delegates appropriate tasks to ancillary staff.
  5. Serves as a resource to new staff, students, and other NMH personnel.
  6. Assists with the precepting/orientation of new staff.
  • The Nurse Demonstrates Professional Attributes.
  1. Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner, and presentation.
  2. Integrates theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making.
  3. Continually improves personal skills to ensure the highest quality patient care, and education of patients, staff, and students through personal development, planning, and education related to clinical specialty areas.
  • The Nurse Participates in Quality Improvement Processes.
  1. Identifies and participates in quality improvement processes.
  2. Participates in research activities when available.
  • The Nurse Supports the NMH “Patient’s First” Mission.
  1. Treats patients, visitors, and staff in a caring, compassionate manner with respect and dignity.
  2. Advocates for patients and their significant others.

Competencies/Performance Expectations

  • The Nurse Ensures that the Safety and Regulatory Requirements are met.
  1. Maintains a safe and orderly work environment.
  2. Utilizes the resources of the medical center in a responsible manner to accomplish daily work routines.
  3. Identifies issues in compliance with standards set by regulatory groups such as the IDPH, JCAHO, etc. with regard to patient care.
  4. Assumes responsibility for meeting mandatory requirements.      

Qualifications

Registered Nurse-

Required:

  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Letter of Authorization bearing the official IDFPR seal authorizing the registered nurse to work in the State of Illinois for a period of six (6) months from the date of the letter, pending completion of the licensure process. 
  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program.
  • BLS through American Heart Association.

Preferred:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
  • National Certification in area of specialty.

Registered Nurse BSN-

Required:

  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Letter of Authorization bearing the official IDFPR seal authorizing the registered nurse to work in the State of Illinois for a period of six (6) months from the date of the letter, pending completion of the licensure process. 
  • Bachelors of Science Nursing.
  • BLS through American Heart Association.

Desired:

  • National Certification in area of specialty.

Equal Opportunity

Abilities:

  • Work requires the ability to walk throughout the medical center campus and requires standing or walking most of the designated shift.
  • Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35 – 40 lbs, and lifting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.
  • Work requires 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 infectious materials, radioactive elements and/or strong, hazardous chemical agents.

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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