RN - Clinical Decision Unit Job

Full Job Title: RN - Clinical Decision Unit

Job Number: 17009203

Facility: SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon

Location: Mount Vernon, IL

Schedule: Full Time, 12 Hour Night, Rotating Weekends

Hours: 7pm-7am


Role Purpose:

The RN assesses, plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients in area assigned.


    • Effectively assess assigned patients and report changes to physician when appropriate
    • Implement interventions by processing physician's orders timely and documenting accurately.
    • Complete assigned lessons in LMS and attend scheduled competencies to maintain a working knowledge of organizational specific policies and protocols
    • Routinely perform assigned daily and weekly duties to maintain adequately stocked supplies and a clean and safe work environment
    • Consistently provide quality care based upon CMS established guidelines
    • Effectively assess critical results, report and document data accurately, including but not limited to Vital Signs and Point of Care tests
    • Always use the five rights and two patient identifiers when administering medications
    • Educate patient and/or family about tests/treatments/conditions, appropriately address concerns, provide appropriate discharge instructions to include a follow up physician
    • Reassess and document on assigned patients at a minimum of every two hours or more frequently if condition requires. This includes, but is not limited to, vital signs and pain level


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Current Illinois RN License
  • Must obtain ACLS, BLS, PALS, and ECRN within one year of employment in the ED/CDU
Preferred Qualifications:
  • One year med/surg experience
About SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital–Mt. Vernon, operating in partnership with the Felician Sisters, is a 134-bed hospital with the only open heart surgery program in the region. In 2015, the hospital launched a new pediatric emergency and NICU telemedicine program in conjunction with the physicians at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. For three consecutive years, Healthgrades has presented SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital with the Patient Safety Excellence Award. In 2014, Quest by Premier Inc. recognized SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital with the Citation of Merit Award for Outstanding Patient Care.

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