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Registered Nurse (RN) - Med Surg
Healogics
Melrose Park, IL

$23-50/hour
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Registered Nurse (RN)


The rewards at Healogics are immense, starting with the important work we do to change patients' lives. We also understand that meaningful work is hard work, and we are committed to supporting and compensating our employees for the tremendous service they provide. Think you are a great fit? Learn more about this role here: Healogics is the largest provider of advanced wound care services in the United States, treating more than 300,000 chronic wound patients annually across over 600 sites. With an aging society, obesity and diabetes on the rise, and an uptick in surgical procedures, the number of patients with non-healing wounds that would benefit from expert care is dramatically increasing. As a result, the company is working to provide our differentiated, quality outcomes to as many patients that would benefit through our out-patient clinic partnerships Under the direction of the Wound Care Center Clinical Nurse Manager/Clinical Coordinator, the Registered Nurse (RN) primarily provides patient care and handles intake and discharge processes for the Wound Care Center patients as scheduled. The position may also serve as a Case Manager to a group of assigned Wound Care Center patients, as assigned and depending on the Wound Care Center setup. All Healogics employees must perform their job responsibilities according to all Healogics policies, Hospital policies, as well as to accrediting organizations, federal and state regulation, and to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines, as applicable. Essential Functions/Responsibilities: * Provides patient care to Wound Care Center patients and handles patient intake and discharge processes as assigned and according to the hospital and nursing standards * Assist in vein clinic as assigned after Healogics Vein Clinic training completed * May also serve as Case Manager to a group of patients as assigned. This entails: * Performing the initial nursing assessment, communicating findings with the assigned physician, assessing the wound stage and measurements, documenting care plans, evaluating the patient' status in regards to desired outcomes, and identifying patient care situations that require intervention * Participating in quality improvement initiatives, providing education to the patient or caregiver, and serving as a patient advocate in the delivery and coordination of the patient care * Performs hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) related duties as assigned, upon completion of the Healogics hyperbaric training * May perform hyperbaric safety director duties after completing the required Healogics hyperbaric safety director training * Collaborates as needed with other healthcare providers, Wound Care Center Providers, the Program Director and the Medical Director regarding clinic and patient needs * May function as a Documentation Assistant (scribe) in accordance with Healogics policy * Performs other duties as required. Required Education, Experience and Credentials: * Degree in Nursing (ADN) * Current RN license in the state of practice - to be maintained throughout the duration of employment in the position * Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred * Medical Surgical, Home Health or Wound Care Certification preferred * Wound care experience preferred Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: * Demonstrated competency in BLS (Basic Life Support) * Demonstrated organization, prioritization and time-management skills * Basic knowledge of regulatory/accrediting requirements for healthcare organizations. * Strong interpersonal, listening, as well as oral and written communication skills, to include presentation skills and ability to translate complex technical terms in laymen's terms * Customer service skills and follow-up skills * Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills * Teaching skills * Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work on multiple tasks at the same time * Ability to work with others and in a team environment * Ability to stay calm in all situations * Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) * Working knowledge of computerized nursing systems Physical Demands: * Being in a stationary position for extended periods of time (4 hours or more) * Repetitive motions * Moving about * Pushing/pulling * Reading * Bending/stooping * Communicating * Reaching/grasping/touching with hands * Detecting sounds by ear * Writing * Close, distance and peripheral vision * Traveling distances (car, airplane, etc.) * Color perception * Lifting/moving items up to 20 pounds * Viewing computer screen for extended periods of time (4 hours or more) * Lifting/moving items up to 75 pounds with equipment assistance * Keying frequently on a computer for 4 hours or more Work Environment: * Normal office environment * Exposure to mechanical equipment * Patient care environment * Electrical current * Proximity to moving objects * Exposure to Hazards (blood borne pathogens, body fluids, toxic chemicals, flammable explosive gases, etc) The hourly rate for this position generally ranges between $32.14 - $50.89 Per Hour This range is an estimate, based on potential employee qualifications: education, experience, geography as well as operational needs and other considerations permitted by law. 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Pay

Average Illinois Staff Position Pay

$34.20/hour

The average salary for a Med Surg is 37% lower than the US average of $47.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.