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Loyola Triage Nurse - Hickory Hills - 00276768 in Hickory Hills, Illinois

This job was posted by https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov : For more information, please see: https://illinoisjoblink.illinois.gov/ada/r/jobs/8220870 nEmployment Type: n

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Patient Assessment - Functions in the role of patient advocate by being in the position of initial contact for patient-related issues. Clarifies and implements physician orders by administering

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medications and performing/ordering treatments and testing as prescribed by the physician. Recognizes symptoms and establishes priorities consistent with patient's condition. Documents patient's physical and emotional status and adds to plan of care in order to address patient needs appropriately

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Patient Care - Reviews and evaluates plan of care, obtains information from patient and/or family, and adds to plan of care as appropriate. Collaborates with the multipdisciplinary team, the patient, and family to promote efficient patient care. Provides for the physical, cultural and psychosocial

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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.

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Communication - 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)

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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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Quality Improvement - Utilizes time and resources effectively to promote quality and cost outcomes. Participates in site-specific and division quality projects and initiatives. Serves as a clinical expert by reporting patient related issues and concerns directly to the manager and medical director. Assumes an active role in maintaining site preparedness and compliance with guidelines and standards as defined by regulatory agencies (ie. The Joint Commission, Illinois Department of Public Health)

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Billing & Facility Charges - Assures accuracy of patient charges and directs patients appropriately with billing-related issues or pre-certification needs.

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Triage - Handles nurse-directed telephone calls from patients and

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seeks appropriate input and direction from the physician or functions

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from signed protocols if applicable. Documents disposition of call with

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the appropriate interventions.

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Professional Development Activity - Demonstrates accountability for

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professional growth and job performance.

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nPosition Requirements:

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nMinimum Education: n

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nRequired: Associates Degree

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nSpecify Degree(s): Associates Degree or Diploma in Nursing

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nMinimum Experience: n

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nRequired: Less than one year of previous job-related experience

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nPreferred: 1-2 years of previous job-related experience

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nLicensure/Certifications: n

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nRequired: n

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Basic Life Support (CPR)

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Nursing - Current Registered Nurse license State of Illinois

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nOther: Specialty certification in a clinical or functional area of nursing granted by a national

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nursing o ganization is preferred.

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nComputer Skills: n

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nRequired: n

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Basic Keyboarding Skills

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EPIC

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nOther: Ability to articulate the scope of practice and appropriate delegation of nursing tasks per

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the Illinois State Nurse Practice Act.

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nPersonal Relationships: n

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Routine job with interpersonal contact

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nInternal Contacts: n

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Within Department

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Cross-departmental

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Physicians

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Students

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Management

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Physician Assistants, Adv Practice Nurses

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nExternal Contacts: n

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Patients

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Families

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Insurance Companies

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Regulatory Agencies

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Other healthcare agencies

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nWorking Conditions: n

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Work takes place on hospital unit or clinical setting

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Occasional exposure to unpleasant physical conditions and/or health & safety hazards

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nPhysical Demands: n

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nOccasionally: n

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Climb-Stairs

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nFrequently: n

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Standing

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Walking

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Sitting

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Bending

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Crouching

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Reaching with Arms

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Finger/Hand Dexterity

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Talking

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Hearing

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Seeing

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Pushing/Pulling

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Lifting/Carrying (Up to 25 lbs)

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nTrinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion n

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