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Presence Health Network | Elgin, Illinois
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 782

Location: Presence St Joseph Elgin

Location Address:
77 Airlite Street, Elgin, IL  60123 United States (US)


Daily Hours: 12
Standard Hours: Registry 7pm-7am
Employment Status: PRN / Registry 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Night



In collaboration with the interdisciplinary healthcare team, the Registered Nurse assists patients and their families to achieve their optimal level of physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being. The Registered Nurse utilizes the nursing process, involving assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation, as well as patient/staff education as the foundations of quality care.



A. Utilizes the Nursing Process

1. Assessment:

a. Collect patient data through interview and observation of overt and covert signs and symptoms.

b. Identifies the physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and environmental variables affecting the patient and incorporates them into the plan for care.

c. Recognizes changing needs of patients through the identification of physiologic and psychosocial changes in patient behavior.


2. Diagnosis:

a. Organizes, analyzes, and evaluates patient data, and formulates nursing diagnoses to describe actual and potential altered patterns of human function.

b. In collaboration with patient, validates patient needs and sets priorities.


3. Outcome Identification:

a. Identifies intermediate and discharge outcomes.

b. Identifies and communicates patient progress toward outcome achievement.


4. Planning:

a. Identifies and plans strategies to meet patients physiologic, psychologic & spiritual needs.

b. Works collaboratively with other disciplines to share information, and develop/revise the interdisciplinary plan for care, e.g., PIOS, Treatment Plans.

c. Initiates appropriate Treatment Plan as ordered by physician, and individualize Treatment Plan as indicated.

d. Identifies plans for patient care & discharge, and utilizes available resources to coordinate home care needs.

e. Interacts with the unit Nurse Director and with other departments to facilitate the coordination of patient care activities.

f. Communicates and validates the interdisciplinary plan for care with the patient.


5. Implementation

a. Implements identified plan for care, following physician and nursing orders.

b. Demonstrates competence in clinical nursing skills, such as administering medications, providing treatments, and using equipment.

c. Maintains skills needed to assess and plan care for patient infancy to geriatrics according to unit specific case types.

d. Acts in collaborative role with physicians, and communicates changes in patient status or patient needs.

e. References and documents patient care on appropriate interdisciplinary tools.

f. Appropriately problem solves issues related to equipment usage, medications, and treatments, or accesses appropriate resource.


6. Evaluation:

a. Evaluates the incorporation of standards of care into nursing practice.

b. Participates in the evaluation of environmental safety standards on the nursing unit; e.g., infection control, emergencies, chemotherapy precautions.

c. Evaluates the achievement of expected outcomes of the plan for care and revises plan as necessary.

d. Evaluates the response of the patient to nursing interventions, and the effectiveness of care given by self and others.

e. Collaborate with the patient other disciplines in evaluating and revising the plan for care.

f. Participates in the peer evaluation process.

g. Participates in unit-based quality management activities.


B. Engages in patient and staff education:

1. Patient/Significant Other:

a. Incorporates identified learning needs into plan for care, and participates in age-appropriate care & teaching as indicated/needed.

b. Makes referrals to other members of the healthcare team to meet specific needs of the patient/significant other.

c. Evaluates and revises the teaching strategies in relation to the response of the patient/significant other.


2. Staff:

a. Assists new employees during their orientation period by assisting them as appropriate, and by acting as preceptor if assigned.

b. Attends mandatory in-service education programs, as evidenced by completion of continuing education record.

c. Continues professional and technical growth and development by reviewing current literature, attending educational offerings and networking with peers.


3. Students:

a. Serves as positive role model for professional nursing students.

b. Contributes to the learning experience of students in cooperation with other staff members and the instructors.

c. Contributes to the evaluation of students' clinical experiences by providing data to the faculty as appropriate.


C. Professional Leadership

1. Serves as unit leader and role model to assist and direct other clinical staff as needed.

2. Manages the patient’s interdisciplinary plan for care by overseeing care interventions and achieved outcomes, and communicating needs and responses to the other clinicians as appropriate.

3. Participates in ongoing evaluation of overall unit and nursing practice patterns, and makes recommendations to the Nursing Director.

4. Demonstrates the Franciscan Values (Service, Awareness, Growth, and Simplicity) in work behaviors daily and in interactions with others, both outside and within the hospital).

5. Supports the Operational Improvement philosophy in daily work by demonstrating Respect for People, Management by Fact, Customer Satisfaction and PDCA. Uses Quality Improvement tools and techniques in daily work activities as appropriate.

6. Supports and participates in unit based practices for:

a. staffing and scheduling, b. peer review, c. education, d. performance improvement

e. attending mandatory in-services/year (CPR, Infection Control, Safety)


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Education and/or Experience                                                              


Must be an IL Licensed RN

Minimum of 1 - 2 yrs of RN experience


Computer Skills                                                          


Basic computer skills required


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations


Illinois Licensed Registered Nurse Required

CPR/BLS Required

Business Unit: Presence St Joseph Hosp Elgin
Department Name: Nursing Serv Float

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