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Mercyhealth RN GI, Rockton Ave, Days, 72hrs/2wks in ROCKFORD, Illinois

Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work and continually evaluates new programs and benefits. We have been recognized locally, regionally and nationally for helping our workers achieve a work/life balance through benefit offerings and innovative programs. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon:

  • Employee engagement, empowerment and growth

  • Teamwork toward our common goal – providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better

  • An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organization

A gastroenterology (gastrointestinal, or GI) nurse is an RN who specializes in illnesses and disorders related to the entire GI tract. GI nurses also assist physicians with procedures, education, and treatments. This position will have call one day per work week and one weekend a month

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Utilizes the nursing process and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members in caring for patients.

  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques, policies and procedures, standards of care, and State laws/practice act.

  • Documents according to standards of care.

  • Develops initiates and executes a patient plan of care according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or hospital policy including patient and family instruction.

  • Participates in department or unit performance improvement activities, may include shared governance.

  • Utilizes clinical expertise & guidance to other units/departments in support of the patient’s longitudinal plan of care.

  • Utilizes critical thinking in regards to patient safety and patient experience and appropriately escalates to the appropriate chain of command.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program.

  • BSN or upon hire BSN completion agreement for enrollment in an accredited BSN Completion Program

    CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

  • Current IL RN licensure by the IL Dept of Professional Regulation (IDPR)

  • Current CPR certification; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required within one year of hire

    SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to

  • stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop,

  • kneel, crouch, or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50

  • pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth

  • perception

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