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RN Medical Surgical PRN

  • Date: 08/01/2019
  • Hospital: Rochelle Community Hospital
  • Address: 900 N 2nd St, Rochelle, IL 61068
  • Contact Information:


  • Position Summary:

    GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION: Rochelle Community Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. All offers are contingent upon successful passing of a post-offer substance testing, positive reference checks and background check and your ability to establish your employment eligibility in the United States.

    ALL RESUMES AND APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH ILLINOISJOBNETWORK.COM TO BE CONSIDERED. Please be advised that your application is not complete until you fill out, sign, and submit an Application for Employment for a specific position for which Rochelle Community Hospital is actively recruiting. Your application must reflect that you possess the required qualifications for the position.

    No sponsorship is available for this position.

    No agencies or 3rd party vendors.


    A Registered Professional Nurse promotes and restores patient’s health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families. He/She shall perform nursing functions in accordance with the policies, procedures, and objectives of the Nursing Department. The RNs responsibilities encompasses compliance with The Joint Commission standards, CMS, OSHA, IDPH, the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and state regulations.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Maintains and respects all patient rights and cares for the patient in a dignified and compassionate manner.
    2. Maintains and respects all patient related information (confidentiality).
    3. Assesses physical, psychological, social, spiritual and educational needs of the patient and family specifically related to age.
    4. Applies knowledge of illnesses, injuries, and diseases and uses available resources in the assessment process with regard to age.
    5. Documents an assessment of the patient on admission and updates continuously throughout the hospitalization.
    6. Initiates and documents an age specific plan of care based on nursing diagnosis and applies knowledge of specific illness, injuries, and diseases, and human behavior. Utilizes all available resources in planning care, and consults with other members of the Multidisciplinary Health Care Team.
    7. Promotes patient’s independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patients, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.
    8. Documents age specific nursing orders on the nursing care plan, develops realistic short and long term goals specifying expected outcomes and target dates following intervention.
    9. Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments;
    10. Continuously updating the plan of care based on ongoing assessments.
    11. Transcribes and enters physician orders into the electronic medical record when necessary.
    12. Assists in development of discharge planning with regard to age utilizing all available resources.
    13. Is self-directed with personal and learning needs on an ongoing basis. Seeks learning opportunities to meet the identified needs through formal and informal means and keeps educational records current.
    14. Supports the philosophy, goals and objectives of the Nursing Department.
    15. Acts as a resource person regarding patient care, specialty area, orientation and teaching of the staff. Participates in the peer interviewing process.
    16. Accountable for own conduct and promotes good working relationships among staff and between other disciplines and departments.
    17. Participates in and supports quality and performance improvement activities; also participates in nursing committees and other activities which promote the growth and development of nursing and/or patient care. Has attended 20 hours of continuing education every 2 years.
    18. Ensures operation of equipment assigned to patient care by completing preventative maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions and reports problems and or orders services as needed.
    19. Maintains supplies inventory by checking expiration dates and stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders of supplies.
    20. Attends at least 80% of all scheduled unit meetings held, and read the meeting minutes.
    21. Assumes other duties as assigned within scope of practice.



    1. Must be a graduate of an NLN accredited School of Nursing
    2. Must have current Illinois license.


    1. Must be currently CPR certified.
    2. Previous telemetry experience desirable.
    3. Must obtain ACLS and PALS certification within first six months of employment.
    4. Must show competency of those skills designated by the Manager of Inpatient Services by exam and/or demonstration.
    5. Must be in good physical and mental health, and able to work under pressure.
    6. Must have good teaching and communication skills.
    7. The ability to operate designated computer equipment.
    8. Must complete a basic dysrhythmia class annually.

    Work Environment/Physical Demands

    1. Requires long periods of standing at times.
    2. Requires quick movement, agility and fast response time.
    3. Requires direct patient contact with potential exposure to blood and body fluids.
    4. Frequent lifting and/or handling of light weight items.
    5. Occasionally lifts up to 35 pounds with use of assistive device/and or physical assistance.
    6. Frequent repositioning of patients.
    7. Ability to perform CPR – a strenuous activity.

    Rochelle Community Hospital Association position descriptions are guidelines.  They are not intended to identify every task that an employee will be asked to do.  They are intended to provide a general outline of the work, responsibilities, and qualifications of the position.  Employees are expected to provide whatever assistant is needed so that both individual and organizational success can be achieved