The registered nurse (RN) demonstrates key behaviors in the areas of care delivery, leadership, collaboration, and professional growth. Care delivery includes assessing status, identifying problems, developing and implementing a plan of care through the delivery and delegation of care, evaluating care delivery, promoting patient/family education and involving the patient /family and other members of the health care team in planning and implementation to meet expected healthcare outcomes. Care is delivered, viewing the person as a whole being, including but not limited to physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects. Consideration of the individual's age, developmental level, learning ability, health status and belief system are integral in care delivery. Leadership is evidenced as RNs influence individuals or groups to accomplish goals through guiding, directing, teaching, coaching and motivating others. Communication and collaboration with patients, families, physicians and other health care professionals/disciplines is essential in delivering care. It is evidenced in multidisciplinary care planning, problem solving etc. Professional growth is essential in providing care, as the RN shares knowledge, gains knowledge and contributes to knowledge through participation in formal and informal continuing education programs and research. The RN operates within the framework of the Mission, Vision, and Values of Holy Cross Hospital.
Responds appropriately in emergency situations for Code Blue, Code Pink, Code Triage, Code Orange, and Rapid Response Team calls.
Adheres to hospital policies and procedures as well as department specific policies and procedures: examples of hospital wide policies include infection control, restraints, and safety policies and procedures. Hourly rounds
Collaborates with coworkers, patient, families, physicians, spiritual care and (when needed) the ethics committee when issues arise regarding patients' rights, end of life issues, and advanced directives.
Adapts to floating to similar units when required and adapts to changing patient assignments as volume and acuity fluctuate.
Utilizes computer skills to access information for patient related data, order entry, and hospital systems
Demonstrates effective communication skills with patients, families/significant others, physicians and coworkers.
Manages physical resources (supplies and equipment) appropriately, assuring that adequate supplies and equipment are available and in good working order.
Assesses, plans, organizes, implements, directs, evaluates and revises care delivery to individuals and groups of patients in a timely manner; based on the health status, standards of care, age and developmental level, and language skills of the patient(s).
Up to date CPR certification. CPR certification within 3 months of hire.
Compliant with PPD requirements.
Completion of the chemotherapeutic administration class for those nurses administering chemotherapy, prior to administering such medications.
Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding, not-for-profit, 102-licensed bed facility on
Chicago’s West and Southwest Side that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs for
adults and children. Schwab is a proud member of Sinai Health System and the first fully licensed and
accredited rehabilitation hospital in the Midwest.
Our therapists see patients through the entire c...ontinuum of care, from acute inpatient admissions at
Mount Sinai Hospital, to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy services at Schwab. We also
have a hospital-based rehabilitation-focused short-term sub-acute unit at Schwab that provides both
therapy and nursing services with exceptional outcomes.
Our rehabilitation team takes a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to address the physical, cognitive
and psychosocial needs of each patient. Each patient is assessed and provided with a personalized care
plan tailored to help achieve maximal independence and function. Schwab offers seven treatment
gyms featuring private treatment rooms, a warm-water indoor therapy pool, and an award-winning
therapeutic roof top garden.