Registered Nurse - RN Inpatient- Cardiovasular Care - Sign On Bonus eligible - Rockford - nights

OSF Healthcare Rockford, IL
Sign on Bonus eligible!

$6,000 for RNs with 3 years' nursing experience, requires a 2 year work commitment

Registered Professional Nurses at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center are licensed professionals empowered to participate in an interdisciplinary approach to meet the expectations of those we serve. As members of the Professional Nursing Congress, the registered nurses are actively involved in the continued evidence based development of best practices to ensure individualized and desired outcomes at discharge. Registered Nurses receive recognition for their involvement through Clinical Ladder Best at the Bedside Program. Nursing practice follows the mission of the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis serving our community with the "greatest care and love".

The Ministry Nurse Residency (MNR) program is a series of learning experiences designed to assist new graduate nurses as they transition into their first role as a professional nurse. The program is intended for nurses with direct care roles in the inpatient hospital setting.

The MNR is a formal program of active learning experience for new graduate nurses across the Ministry. It is designed to support your progression from an education environment to a practice setting. The program is 6 months in length and provides an opportunity to enhance the knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors necessary to deliver quality care that meets the standards of practice.

Program Objectives:

The Ministry Nurse Residency program supports professional role transition, integration, and socialization to enable nurse residents to:

* Transition from entry-level, advanced-beginner nurse, to competent professional nurse who provides safe, quality care.

* Develop effective decision-making skills related to clinical judgment and performance.

* Develop clinical leadership skills at the point of patient care.

* Practice collaboratively as members of the inter-professional healthcare team.

* Formulate an individual career plan that promotes a life-long commitment to professional nursing.


The job incumbent is required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the unit(s).

This requires that the incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development as well as the physical, emotional and psycho-social needs of the patient population served.

Work requires a professional level of knowledge of nursing practice and theory at a level that generally can be acquired by completion and graduation from an accredited School of Nursing.

Must sign an agreement to obtain BSN within 6 years of hire, if not currently completed.

Current State license as a Registered Nurse required, along with current American Heart Association HealthCare Provider BLS, CPR or approved equivalent (must include infant through adult, one and two-man rescuer, use of AED, and choking with hands-on CPR skills, return demonstration and must be by HR) completed prior to employment.

Work requires unit-specific orientation and on-the-job training to learn department/unit policies, procedures and work routines; to develop proficiency in use of medical equipment and instruments used on assigned unit; to learn nursing care and quality assurance standards; and gain an understanding of the types of patients cared for on the unit, their needs, and effective nursing interventions.

Work requires the interpersonal skills necessary to comfort family members and/or significant others; to communicate effectively and concisely with other patient care providers; and to instruct family members and/or significant others in home care procedures.

Work requires analytical ability necessary to assess patient's physical, psychological and social needs, develops individualized patient care plans, and evaluate patient's responses to medical and nursing interventions.

Unit Specific certification and education:

a. ACLS within 1 year of hire to the department

b. NIHSS Stroke scale within 6 months of hire to the department


Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.

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