The Registered 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.
This role is a registered professional nurse who is accountable for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for the care of assigned patients. As a member of the clinical and work unit team, the Registered Nurse participates in decision making and quality improvement activities which improve patient care outcomes.
- Directs patient care provided by support personnel for a specific shift. Identifies changes in patient's physiological condition.
- Communicates patient status to multidisciplinary team members.
- Communicates directly with patient and family about nursing care.
- Provides clinical interventions to meet patient needs.
- Documents the nursing process.
- Assimilates information from multiple sources and implements appropriate action plan to provide safe, quality care.
- Assures safety and security of patients, significant others and staff.
- Demonstrates clinical competence
- Provides direct patient care
- Directs patient care provided by support personnel for a special shift
- Performs ongoing assessment of assigned patients and their significant others biopsychosocial and learning needs
- Contributes to plan of care in coordination with patient care coordinator as appropriate
- Implements appropriate actions to respond to needs of patients and patients significant others
- Monitors and documents the patient's response to therapeutic interventions and progress toward outcomes
- Demonstrates cost effective approach to patient care in terms of equipment, supplies and all other resources
- In all areas of practice follows established policies, procedures and standards of care
- Participates in quality improvement activities.
- Demonstrates the following professional attributes
- Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation
- Is an advocate for patients and their significant key others, co-workers, the community and the nursing profession
- Consistently demonstrates accountability
- Champions collaborative practice with co-workers 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 mandatory requirements
- Assumes responsibility for personal development plan and education related to clinical specialty area.
- Follows research protocols for assigned patients.
- Current license as a Registered Professional Nurse or eligible in the State of Illinois
- Graduated from an accredited school of nursing.
- Certification of BLS CPR.
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.