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Registered Nurse at Beacon Health Systems in Elkhart, Indiana

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Reports to Director. Applies the nursing process utilizing Relationship Based Care framework. Establishes strong patient family relationships. Collaborates with other professional, clinical and ancillary staff in providing quality care to patients. Displays strong teamwork. Exhibits self-care and self-knowing in order to be empathetic and compassionate with every interaction.

EGH Nursing Purpose: To ensure safe, compassionate, innovative patient centered care, promote and engage in the advancement of evidenced-based nursing practice, create a culture of collaboration, professionalism and a healthy work environment.

  • MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.

  • VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.

  • SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.

Caring and Healing Environment:

  • Exhibits self-care as evidenced by balancing workload and scheduling lunch breaks.

  • Schedules and utilizes vacation days to renew/refresh as appropriate.

  • Recognizes stress or situational frustration while on duty and takes respite time as appropriate.

  • Care of team and care of patients/families present in core values/standards of behavior.


  • Accepts accountability and responsibility to address issues and conflicts. Follows up with unit director as needed.

  • Acts as a role model and precepts new associates as requested.


  • Communicate, collaborate, and function with other members of the health team to provide safe and effective care.

  • Collaborative rounds with physicians.

  • Clean concise communication of patient condition using nursing communication M page during all hand offs including bedside report.

  • Participates in shift briefs, debriefs, and huddles to improve communication, patient care, and teamwork.

  • Delegate and supervise only those nursing measures which the nurse knows, or should know, that another person is prepared, qualified, or licensed to perform.

  • Fosters a sense of trust and collaboration among team members and other departments.

Professional Practice :

  • Plan care which includes goals and prioritized nursing approaches/measures derived from the nursing diagnosis.

  • Accept responsibility for individual nursing actions and continued competence.

  • Takes ownership and pride in their job.

  • Respect the dignity and rights of the patient regardless of socioeconomic status, personal attributes, or nature of health problem.

  • Maintain each patients right to privacy by protecting confidential information unless obligated by law to disclose the information.

  • Retain professional accountability for nursing care when delegating nursing intervention.

Patient Care Delivery:

  • Formulate nursing diagnosis based on accessible, communicable, and recorded data which is collected in a systematic and continuous manner.

  • Assess the patient in a systematic, organized manner.

  • Implement strategies to provide for patient and family participation in health, promotion, maintenance, and restoration.

  • Utilizes critical thinking skills and employs the use of the teach-back method.

  • Keeps patients/families informed and answers call lights promptly.

  • Initiate nursing actions to assist the patient to maximize his/her health capabilities.

  • Provide nursing care without discrimination on the basis of diagnosis, age, sex, race, creed, or color.

Resource Driven Practice:

  • Education and Experience
    The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Indiana. Candidates hired after January 1, 2014 must have or obtain a BSN within five (5) years of employment as a Registered Nurse or will have the option to become certified in their area of specialty. The certification must be maintained based off of accrediting body standards. Minimal Acceptable Job Qualifications, Registration/Certification/Licensure: 1. BCLS within 90 days of obtaining position for all Registered Nurses. 2. ACLS within one year of obtaining position in: ED, Interventional Radiology, Surgical Services, PACU, Endoscopy, Outpatient Surgery, Critical Care Center, Progressive Care Center, Intermediate Care Center, Labor & Delivery. 3. NRP within 90 days of obtaining position in: Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby and NICU. 4. PALS within 1 year of obtaining position in: Outpatient Surgery, PACU, Interventional Radiology, Pediatrics, ED. 5. EKG class within 1 year of hire for CCC, PCU, ICC, Medical, Post Surgical, TJU, Oncology, Nursing Resource Pool; or successful validation of rhythm competency. 6. 12 lead EKG within 1 year in: ED, ICC, PCU and CCC. 7. Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) within 2 years in ED, OR, PACU, and CCC.

    Knowledge & Skills

    • Demonstrates a high level of knowledge and competency in interdisciplinary planning as well as performing nursing care procedures, assessments, treatment and techniques.

    • Requires strong analytical and organizational skills necessary to assess, develop and implement individualized plans of patient care/education in changing patient situations with recognition of actual and potential problems, patient/family involvement and the collection of data related to unit nursing care concerns.

    • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive therapeutic relationships with patients and families and effective working relationships with staff, physicians and others.

    • Requires leadership skills in order to provide constructive feedback to peers regarding nursing issue, and participate in u

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