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Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Registered Nurse (PACU), Full Time Days in Lake Forest, Illinois

The *Registered Nurse* reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


  • Performs a comprehensive assessment on all assigned patients as evidenced by completed documentation.

  • Supports patient/family/spiritual/cultural needs when assessing the patient and family needs for teaching; identifies the patient's learning level and readiness, and documents education record.

  • Communicates changes in patients condition promptly.

  • Utilizes appropriate nursing diagnosis and data from the assessment to derive realistic outcomes and documents them as measurable goals on the plan of care; modifies care plan, if indicated, in order to identify realistic patient goals. Identifies and prioritizes patient needs and/or nursing diagnosis for patients and documents.

  • Collaborates with patient, family, and other members of the health care team when planning patient care, and documents accordingly.

  • Assesses patients with regard to discharge planning and makes the appropriate referrals as necessary.

  • Implements nursing interventions consistent with the established plan of care.

  • Demonstrates safe medication administration.

  • Assesses patients with regard to discharge planning and makes the appropriate referrals as necessary.

  • Evaluates and documents the patient response to nursing interventions and alters the plan of care as necessary.

  • Oversees and directs the work of patient care or support techs; maintains overall accountability for the care of assigned patients.

  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills in leading and directing others; deals with conflict directly and appropriately.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the charge nurse/preceptor role when assigned; assumes responsibility for coordinating patient care for the entire unit.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


  • Registered Nursing license issued by the state of Illinois.

  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program.

  • BLS through American Heart Association.


  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing.

  • National Certification in area of specialty.

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.