Provide nursing care to surgical patients in Waukegan IL. A part of the Chicago metropolitan area, located approximately 36 miles north of Downtown Chicago, it's the largest city in and the county seat of Lake County, and provides family rich suburbian life in a thriving metro district.
Living by a lake that looks big enough to be an ocean has many perks. And, thanks to the changing seasons in the great lakes region, that means a constantly changing shoreline. Summer is the time for a picnic, building a sand castle, splashing in the water and soaking up some sun. Fall is when everyone wants to stroll by and take in the contrast between the brightly colored trees lining the vast expanse of blue water. Winter transforms the shoreline into a scene from the arctic, complete with ice formations and mountains of snow. And, just because it's winter, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy a nice swim. The city hosts an annual Polar Bear Plunge in January.
Considered an upscale, artistic community, many have sought out their home In Waukegan! Live the best of the mid-west, check out what this career opportunity provides today!
Outstanding compensation and Benefits!
Range Min $30
Range Mid $38
Range Max $46.50
Fully Benefited position with Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Paid-Time Off and Sick time. Discounts on Health Services. Education Assistance and more
Relocation – negotiable
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Demonstrates solid commitment to our Cares Program and participates with all program initiatives. Demonstrates the use of the AIDET communication method towards customers. Exceeds expectations by following our Standards of Behavior:
Ø Commitment to Co-Workers
Ø Customer Waiting
Ø Safety Awareness
Ø Service Recovery
Ø Sense of Ownership
Comply with organization, department and regulatory standards.
Follow policies, procedures, and standards.
Participate in staff meetings/activities/inservices.
Accept instructions, guidance, and corrections and modify behavior accordingly.
Demonstrate support for all strategic initiatives and resulting operational changes.
Utilize self-appraisal to determine progress in meeting performance management system objectives and career goals.
Attend work as scheduled.
Utilize the appropriate chain of command and channels of communication.
Update knowledge to reflect current professional practices by attending seminars, meetings and reading current literature.
Participate in opportunities/activities to enrich job knowledge and performance.
Complete annual department and organization educational requirements and competencies in a timely manner.
Assess patient status.
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care/service appropriate to the age of patients served.
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Assess data reflective of the patient’s status & interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient/customer’s requirements relative to his/her specific needs.
Provide the care/service needed as described in the department’s policies & procedures.
Provide the care needed following physician orders and nursing standards.
Perform holistic assessment of patients & inform anesthesia of potential problems.
Assess the physical, psychological, social, and emotional needs of the patient upon admission, and reassess in accordance with department standards.
Assess the psychological, social, & emotional needs of the patient’s family/significant others.
Communicate assessment findings to patient, family, peers, physicians, and the interdisciplinary team.
Recognize subtle changes in patient condition, take appropriate action, and revise care accordingly.
Plan for the efficient coordination of the multidisciplinary team.
Provide supplies and equipment for surgical procedures.
Identify equipment, supplies & instrumentation necessary for surgical procedures.
Work in conjunction with surgical techs to provide appropriate supplies & equipment.
Provides care to surgical patients.
Perform independent clinical nursing skills and deliver individualized patient care.
Utilize standard precautions.
Safely and accurately provide medication.
Demonstrate sterile and aseptic techniques.
Apply the standards of care applicable to area of practice.
Accurately document the patient’s care
Utilize equipment and supplies safely and according to established policies.
Capably function in a crisis situation.
Effectively communicate with patient, family/significant others, and visitors.
Assess and manage needs or changes in patient condition that are clinically relevant.
Complete intra-operative patient charting consistently, accurately, and in a timely manner.
Evaluate and document the effectiveness of all interventions as appropriate.
Document the patient’s response to interventions and changes in condition.
Provide information to surgical patients and families.
Work with health care team members to provide information to patients and families regarding surgical procedures.
Use appropriate language.
Provide call coverage for emergencies.
Provides call according to designated call rotation
Perform all duties as assigned.
Perform all tasks in a safe and approved manner to avoid injury to self and others.
Complete projects in a timely and professional manner.
Maintain confidentiality of all information.
Be receptive and adaptive to change.
8 hour shift- call required
2 years experience in CVOR with open heart experience. BLS & ACLS req. IL licensure req.