How You'll Make a Difference:
Performs the nursing process to deliver safe, therapeutic, and quality patient care through assessment of patients, establishment and implementation of the nursing care plan, and evaluation of clinical outcomes within an inpatient environment. Builds a knowledge base through practice and makes decisions based on guidelines.
Provides ongoing patient centered nursing care. Completes initial assessment of patient including obtaining vital signs and gathering pertinent health information while following decision trees and protocols. Seeks assistance in setting priorities and interpreting clinical situations. Provides triage and consultation to patient, family, and/or significant others according to protocol and established guidelines.
Initiates and implements a nursing plan of care individualized to the needs of each patient. Assesses patient/family readiness for participation and involves them in planning and implementing care. Learns about available resources, and validates practice through members of the health care team, patients, and family members. Seeks consultation as needed.
Recognizes significant changes in patient's condition, status and need for care. Provides ongoing assessment of patient and takes appropriate nursing actions when changes occur. Evaluates and implements changes of the plan of care as needed and collaborates with other health care team members to coordinate patient centered care.
Communicates with physicians and other members of the health care team. Provides patient status updates to physicians on a regular basis. Documents, maintains and updates accurate patient records according to agency, state, and federal guidelines.
Administers medications, under physician/provider orders, which may include: antibiotics, narcotic pain medications, vitamins, topical agents, insulin, blood thinners, and allergy antigens. Initiates, maintains and discontinues IV therapy; performs mixing of medications according to protocols.
Monitors the patient's medication needs and response to treatment. Adjusts medication as appropriate within scope of practice and utilizing protocols established by the physician. Performs laboratory procedures and assists the physician/provider with procedures and surgeries using principles of aseptic technique and standard precautions/infection control guidelines
Assists the physician/provider with procedures and/or surgeries. Performs advanced clinical tasks or skills such as complex wound care, hickman/port-a-cath/PIC line, central line care, conscious sedation, hyperalimentation, venipunture, etc., with demonstrated competency and under clinical supervision.
Coordinates the discharge planning process by utilizing the interdisciplinary approach with the patient/family, physician, social worker, and other staff members as appropriate. Assesses and provides patient education and counseling to the patient, family, and/or significant others.
Completes routine maintenance and quality monitoring of equipment using appropriate technique when cleaning, sterilizing and caring for instruments and other equipment.
Participates in professional activities which contribute to personal professional development and collaborates with health care team to share knowledge and skills.
Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.
What it Will Take:
Licenses & Certifications
Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the caregiver practices, and
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). May obtain within 6 months based on department discretion.
Associate's Degree in Nursing.
Required Functional Experience
No experience required
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems.Excellent communication (written and verbal), listening and interpersonal skills.Demonstrates human relation skills with the ability to develop rapport and maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, staff and physicians.Good organization, prioritization and problem solving skills.Demonstrates an ability to multi-task and prioritize with frequent interruptions.Demonstrates coordination, collaboration and team building skills.Must meet the 'Competent Characteristics of Practice' as defined by the "Aurora Nursing Professional Advancement Model (ANPAM).
5900 SOUTH LAKE DRIVE
CUDAHY, WI 53110
At Aurora Health Care:
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