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Memorial Health: Registered Nurse, Same Day Surgery

Memorial Health

This is a Full-time position in Decatur, IL posted May 2, 2021.

Job DescriptionOverview Manages, coordinates and performs nursing care with compassion and care for an assigned group of patients and their families and incorporate preventative measures.

NURSING GOAL: A goal of nursing is to educate and restore a patient to an optimal level of wellness as defines by the patient and their families and incorporate preventative measures.

Qualifications Education and/or Other Requirements Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing.

Current registration or eligibility for licensure with the State of Illinois for practice as a professional nurse.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

* Current Hepatitis b vaccination * Will complete additional training or demonstrate competency in skills identified in the unit-specific competency plan and skills list.

* Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

* Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

* Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

* Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

* Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.

* Gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

* Ability to see details at close range.

* Actively looks for ways to help people.

* Understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

* Awareness of other’s reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

* Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Environmental Factors This position is performed within an environment of frequent exposure to blood and body fluids.

Physical Demands The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

* While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required walk, stand, stoop to floor level, kneel and assist in lifting patient; to assist patients and/or adjust equipment at floor level; to reach, change and read IV’s 5 feet from the floor unaided; to support weight of persons 200 pounds or more in emergency situations.

* Ability to attend to visual details.

* Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

* Ability to receive and comprehend written and oral communications.

* Ability to read 5 feet from the floor unaided.

* Ability to utilize fine motor control in hands, the ability to hear, and the ability to meet visual demands.

* The employee will frequently be required to lift, push and pull weight of at least 5 to 50 pounds.

Mental Demands * Ability to work under stress and adapt to changing conditions.

* Analyze information or data.

* Plan sequence of operations or actions.

* Make decisions of moderate to substantial effects, with a variety of alternatives and moderate to substantial consequences.

* Use logic to define problems, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret information, deal with abstract variables.

* Comprehend written basic instructions, safety rules, office memoranda at a high school graduate level.

* Ability to compose written communication using standard business English at a high school graduate level.

* Ability to comprehend verbal sentences and instructions at a high school graduate level.

* Ability to converse in Standard English at a high school graduate level.

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist an otherwise qualified individual in the performance of the job.

In order to meet the needs of the Company employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above.

Responsibilities * CLINICAL JUDGEMENT Clinical reasoning, which includes decision-making, critical thinking, and a global grasp of the situation, coupled with nursing skills acquired through a process of integrating formal and informal experiential knowledge and evidence-based guidelines.

* Demonstrates the ability to assess the full scope of patient needs, using the nursing process on a continuous basis.

* Utilizes past nursing experience to anticipate problems while seeking out multi-disciplinary collaboration with comfort, when necessary.

* Recognizes patterns and trends that may predict the direction of illness.

* CARING PRACTICES: Nursing activity that create a compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients/families and staff.

Working on another’s behalf and representing the concerns of the