Posted on: January 10, 2022
Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of
people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed
to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable
patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented,
compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is
empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to
practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to
"Always Do The Right Thing!"
Our Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for assisting in the
delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment,
planning, implementation and evaluation. Under the supervision of
the Charge Nurse(s), directs and guides patient teaching and
activities that commensurate with his/her education and
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
One (1) or more years clinic experience preferred
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state in which
you work, or a valid compact state nurse license
Current CPR Certification
Reviews nursing plans to ensure data collected, nursing diagnoses,
and proposed nursing care plans are relative and confirm with
authorized policy and procedures.
Reviews medical records to ensure nursing practice provided is
within boundaries of State guidelines and all nursing recordings
are in legible SOAP format to include the date, time, signature and
Ensures all referrals for consultation, treatment or resolution of
problems are valid and applicable to the documented nursing
Monitors the nursing service, ensuring the provision of progressive
patient care plans, employing the total team approach including
patient teaching and self-care.
Assists the DON to ensure that the technical and clinical skills of
the Registered Nurses are current that they function within the
scope of their licensure, and nursing actions are not delegated to
another provider for which that person is not prepared or
Follows through and documents all findings, corrections or
counseling for all nursing incidents, medication errors, patient
complaints and forwards to the Director of Nursing for
Identifies potential problems, establishes priorities, initiates
effective problem solving based on clinical knowledge and informs
Director of Nursing of proposed corrective actions.
Ensures Director of Nursing is informed of any concerns raised by
the nursing staff regarding the questionable lack of appropriate
medical intervention for the realization of established patient
Maintains composure in stressful situations, aware of own
limitations and seeks guidance as necessary from the Director of
Assumes administrative and clinical call on a scheduled basis when
In the absence of the Director of Nursing, will assume the
responsibility of his/her position when requested.
Develops monthly staffing schedule for review and approval by the
Director of Nursing. Ensures the staffing levels adhere to the
contractual requirements and staff requests for vacation or special
time off is granted whenever possible.
Assists the DON as needed to ensure an accurate account of monthly
staffing and statistics as required by contract.
Assists in the orientation and on-the-job training for all new
employees assigned to the unit.
Ensures employees are assigned duties and responsibilities to the
level of their expertise, licensure or certification.
As delegated by the Director of Nursing, annually evaluates
performance of supervised staff according to established policy and
As assigned conducts staff meetings for all supervised health care
providers to identify problems, propose solutions, set goals.
Assists in the collection of monthly statistics as assigned.
Reviews, monitors, and maintains perpetual inventory of all
contraband and tool counts; investigates and reconciles any
discrepancies and reports findings to the Director of Nursing.
Cleanliness, maintenance, sanitation and appearance of unit and
appropriately notifies security of any infractions needing
correction or attention.
Coordinates patient care with other departments, to include but not
limited to, intake admission, transfers, infirmary admissions,
off-site hospital admission, in-house referrals, off-site
referrals, periodic and annual physicals, mandatory release,
parole, and patient teaching.
Assists the DON in ensuring that appropriate levels of stock for
pharmacy, medical supplies and laboratory supplies are maintained.
Provides for preventive maintenance for all medical equipment as
appropriate, and initiates procedure for repair as indicated.
Assists in the maintenance of a professional atmosphere on the
nursing unit as well as a high standard of patient care.
Sets good example for the staff through regular attendance,
arriving promptly on time for duty, being appropriately dressed
well groomed, adhering to the dress code, and displaying the
identification badge appropriately and being neat and well
Attends monthly institutional staff meetings as directed by the DON
Other duties as assigned by the Health Service Administrator or
Director of Nursing.
Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety
of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow
standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of
instructions and apply knowledge to different factual
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous
Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
Keywords: Wellpath, Waukegan , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , Waukegan, Illinois
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