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Trinity Health Urology Nurse in Maywood, Illinois

Utilizes current nursing practices to provide integrated patient care while focusing on the specific, specialized needs of the patient and exemplifying the service excellence goals of care, concern, respect and cooperation. As a contributing member of a health care team, functions in the role of patient advocate by being in the position of initial contact for patient-related issues. Recognizing and consistently applies knowledge of Loyola's 14 Forces of Magnetism.

Patient Assessment - Functions in the role of patient advocate by being in the

position of initial contact for patient-related issues. Demonstrates integrated,

service oriented care that is age/development specific to the target population.

Clarifies and implements physician orders by administering medications and

performing/ordering treatments and testing as prescribed by the physician (Magnet

Force #12). Recognizes symptoms and establishes priorities consistent with

patient's condition (Magnet Force #9). Documents patient's physical and emotional

status in order to address patient needs appropriately (Magnet Force #'s 5,6).

Patient Care - Reviews and evaluates plan of care, obtains information from

patient and/or family, and adds to plan of care as appropriate (Magnet Force #'s

2,6). Collaborates with other members of the health care team to promote efficient

patient care (Magnet Force #'s 10,11,13). Provides for the physical, cultural and

psychosocial needs of the patient and family. Integrates evidence-based practice

and professional standards whenever possible. Serves as a champion for patient

safety by continually observing and monitoring the clinical environment and

assuring that safety goals and standards are considered when providing care in

the practice setting.

Professional Practice & Communication - Maintains a specialized skill and

knowledge base to provide care which focuses on a specific need of the patient.

The specific skill set is inherent to the position and responsibility cannot be

delegated or otherwise transferred or relinquished to another healthcare provider

without the same skill set. Assures collaboration in practice and within the

specialty practice division or department by utilizing required, specialized skill and

knowledge. Performs required documentation and communicates in a competent

and effective manner to meet patient and/or family needs and regulatory

requirements. Protects confidentiality of patient's Personal Health Information

(PHI) (Magnet Force #'s 3,8,13).

Work Flow - Assists with the daily oversight of other clinical staff (other nurse and

non-nurse staff members) when directed by the manager to maximize work flow in

the practice. Provides feedback to the manager when requested regarding

work-related skills of non-licensed personnel. Serves as a mentor and preceptor for

new staff and as a constant resource to non-licensed or non-nurse personnel.

Remains flexible with work assignments throughout the clinical site to assure

appropriate coverage to meet staffing and patient care needs.

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Job Number: 00098179

Location: Maywood, IL

Organization Name: Loyola University Medical Center

Facility: LUHS-Loyola University Medical Center

Employment Type: Full time

Hours: 40

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