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Registered Nurse (RN) OR Team Lead

Company: Advocate Health Care
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides work direction to the clinical and support staff with responsibility for the coordination of resources to efficiently support procedures, day-to-day operations and the smooth flow of patients through the department.
  • Provides support for direct patient care by performing the nursing process to deliver safe, therapeutic, and quality care through assessment of patients, establishment and implementation of the nursing care plan, and evaluation of clinical outcomes when necessary. Promotes an environment conducive to the delivery of safe, efficient and quality patient care, which may include performing patient rounding on a daily basis.
  • Coordinates the needs of the patient care team by initiating service complaint follow-up when necessary and promoting communication among patients, families, hospital departments and medical staff to optimize the interdependence of team members.
  • Acts as a resource to employees, which includes training/orienting, providing day-to-day work direction, and giving input on performance. Assigns, monitors, and reviews progress and accuracy of work, directs efforts and provides guidance on more complex issues in collaboration with the unit leadership.
  • Assists with human resource responsibilities, which may include: interviewing and selection of new employees, resolution of employee concerns, and employee moral or other duties as assigned in collaboration with unit leadership.
  • Monitors employee assignments; maintains staff scheduling, evaluates staffing levels and makes adjustments as necessary to maintain productivity level established for assigned area(s).
  • Monitors the quality of care provided. Assists in ensuring policies and procedures are followed in compliance with the medical center, the Nursing department, and regulatory and peer review agencies.
  • Provides input to budget and ensures adequate supplies and equipment and inventory are available for both the delivery of safe patient care and a safe work environment.
  • Works with management in developing new and existing programs and services.
  • Works with vendors for requested products and coordinates in-services for equipment. Participates in product trials, and submits recommendations to management in collaboration with the unit Educator or CNS.
  • 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.
    Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:
    • Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member practices, and
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not required.
      Education Required:
      • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
        Experience Required:
        • Typically requires 5 years of experience in clinical nursing within an acute care setting.
          Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
          • Demonstrates a holistic approach to nursing practice committed to meeting the needs of the patient and family.
          • Clinical and technical knowledge in area(s) of specialty.
          • Ability to apply evidence-based interventions and nursing skills/technology to correlate to the patient's response to an individualized plan of care.
          • Ability to recognize situational changes that require unplanned interventions.
          • Proficient computer skills including keyboarding, navigation within a windows operating system, use of electronic mail and electronic medical records systems.
          • Excellent communication, 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.
          • Demonstrated ability to effectively make critical, independent decisions and the ability to think ahead, anticipate learning needs and take preventive actions.
          • Demonstrates time management skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize.
          • Skilled at coaching and developing employees to achieve the quality and service standards of the unit and medical center.
          • Certification Addendum
          • Team members will maintain annual educational requirements for hospital based certifications (e.g. DNV, CARF or others).
            Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
            • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, reach above shoulders, and twist frequently throughout the workday.
            • Must be able to:
            • lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist.
            • lift up to 20 lbs. over the head.
            • carry up to 40 lbs. a reasonable distance.
            • Must be able to:
            • push/pull with 30 lbs. of force.
            • perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs. with a second person present.
            • Position requires use of foot pedals on carts or machines.
            • May be exposed to chemical and hazardous waste as well as blood and body fluids and communicable disease. Therefore, protective clothing and equipment must be worn as necessary.
            • Must have functional speech, vision, hearing, and touch with ability to use fine hand manipulation skills for IV insertion and other procedures/functions.
            • Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
              This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

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                  Advocate Aurora Health is committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in everything we do. Diversity lives in the differences, great and small, that matter to us and make each of us unique - from our age and the color of our skin, to our abilities and the things we believe in. We know that empowering our differences inspires creativity that leads to innovative solutions - for our team members, consumers and communities. And because health care is built upon relationships, it's important for the people we serve to be able to trust us to meet their unique needs. By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our team members can thrive and our business can grow. As a team member, working in a diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways that will broaden your perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.

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