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CHC RN Cardiac Specialist

OverviewThe Registered Nurse in the clinic setting is required to assess, plan and intervene to promote health, prevent disease and help patients cope with illness in the clinic setting. When providing direct patient care, nurses observe, assess and record symptoms, reactions and progress, which provides the basis for care planning and intervention. They are health educators and advocates for patients, families and communities. The nurse must also collaborate with all members of the health care team to provide the care needed by each patient as an individual.
ResponsibilitiesPART III: POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by state board of nursing, state nurse practice act, and other governing agency regulations.Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families.Follows up on lab results, prescription requests, referrals and patient inquiries in a timely and responsive manner with the appropriate health care team members and communicates with providers as necessary and required.Maintains a cooperative relationship among all health care members involved with the patients by communicating information; responding to requests; building rapport; participating in team problem-solving methods.Maintains and administers medications, obtains lab specimens, assists with medical procedures, and performs clinical testing in accordance with established policy and procedure.Maintains clinical supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality and protects operations in accordance with HIPAA laws.Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; calling for assistance from health care support personnel.Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.Resolves patient problems and needs by utilizing multidisciplinary team strategies.RN Peer Review FeedbackQualificationsExperience/Education Requirements:Graduate of an approved school of nursing, BSN preferred. As of 1/1/18, must complete BSN within 4 years of hire or transfer.Previous ambulatory/clinic experience preferredAbility to work in an automated environment required
License or Certification Requirements:
Current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of Illinois

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