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RN - Clinical Nurse I

Company: Memorial Health
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview
Gathers and analyzes information from physician and office staff for surgical and procedural patients. Works towards a complete record to include history and physical, clinical status, and all appropriate tests are completed prior to procedure. Initiates surgical orders/plan of care per protocol(s). Communicates potential concerns to surgeons, proceduralists and/or anesthesiologists pre-procedurally based on information obtained in order to enhance the coordination of pre-procedural care between surgical care team members and ensure delivery of safe and timely service. Embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing school with current licensure in the State of Illinois as a registered nurse. BSN preferred.Licensure/Certification/Registry:
    • RNExperience:
      • Minimum of 2 years of current nursing experience.Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
        • Comprehension of MMC clinical services, procedures, and documentation requirements.
        • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking to complex patient problems.
        • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with office staffs, physicians and MMC personnel.
          Responsibilities
          • Assists in compiling required pre-procedural documents and creating a patient record consisting of physician orders, H&P, patient profile and results of pre-procedural testing. Retrieves appropriate medical records located within facility. Contacts physicians, office staffs and others to obtain appropriate documents.
          • Monitors progress toward achieving completion of pre-procedural requirements prior to the date of admission. Contacts physician office staffs to provide guidance and assist in developing a plan to achieve requirements. Contacts appropriate sites to obtain necessary documents to meet timeline.
          • Evaluates medical history and documentation of clinical status of individual patients and identifies appropriate tests required according to anesthesia guidelines. Identifies abnormal results and potential disorders/anesthesia risks requiring additional evaluation. Refers appropriate patient records for anesthesia review and facilitates physician/anesthesiologist consultation.


            • Monitors response to identified concerns and pursues resolution to issues to ensure optimal patient safety is achieved. Calls patients prior to procedure to provide pre-procedure instructions and education, including medication dosage, physician orders and anesthesia guidelines.
            • Embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values:

              • SAFETY: Prevent Harm - I put safety first in everything I do. I take action to ensure the safety of others.
                • COURTESY: Serve Others - I treat others with dignity and respect. I project a professional image and positive attitude.
                  • QUALITY: Improve Outcomes - I continually advance my knowledge, skills and performance. I work with others to achieve superior results.
                    • EFFICIENCY: Reduce Waste - I use time and resources wisely. I prevent defects and delays.
                      • Reviews patient history and planned procedure to determine a safe and timely plan for administration of preoperative medications.
                      • Initiates preoperative antibiotic care plan and forwards to charge nurse to support safe and timely administration of preoperative medications.
                      • Prior to the day of procedure, reviews patient charts. Creates a summary documenting status of pre-procedural testing and unique care required of individual patients scheduled for admission. Shares data with charge nurse to assist in creating plan of care.
                      • Gathers data to evaluate compliance of physicians and office staffs related to preadmission guidelines. Assists in developing communication/education plans for individual physicians/office staffs, providing guidance, direction and support related process improvement.
                      • Actively participates in advancing unit and department process improvement agendas.
                      • Performs other related work as required or requested.

Keywords: Memorial Health, Springfield , RN - Clinical Nurse I, Healthcare , Springfield, Illinois

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