Thriving within a multidisciplinary environment, the professional we select will perform comprehensive assessments of patient complaints and needs via phone or in person, implement nursing interventions, and use sound judgment, independent thinking skills and creativity to resolve patient-care issues. This individual will seek solutions and offer opinions to physicians and other healthcare providers, document all nursing assessments in the patient's medical record and independently perform other routine nursing duties, including phlebotomy, administration of medication, measurement of vital signs and preparation of lab specimens. Additional responsibilities will include:
• Demonstrating clinical competence in performing complex, specialty-related procedures, including conscious sedation, chemotherapy administration, inseminations, filling/adjustment of implantable pain pumps, and excision and drainage of wounds.
• Managing urgent medical situations as appropriate and in accordance with organizational protocols for emergencies and cardiac arrests.
• Initiating and organizing patient education for the assigned population.
• Ensuring compliance with OSHA regulations.
• Understanding and upholding protocols and procedures for release of patient/medical information.
• Interpreting and defining abnormalities detected in tests and procedures and taking appropriate remedial actions.
• Triaging and prioritizing incoming phone calls in accordance with clinical-assessment skills and service standards.
• Communicating and collaborating with other clinical and administrative departments as well as outside agencies and facilities to coordinate care.
• Delegating appropriate tasks to licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and medical assistants.
• Providing teaching to staff, both formally and informally.
• 1+ years of experience in ambulatory care.
• Associate's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing.
• Registered professional nurse licensure in the state of Illinois.
• Certification in basic CPR. •Bi-lingual English/Spanish fluency.
• Bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing.
Northwestern Medicine offers exceptional resources, education, growth opportunities, and benefits-including premier health insurance featuring our renowned physician network.
For more information and to apply, please visit us online at: jobs.nm.org (job # 2827)