• Mercyhealth
  • 901 Grant Street Harvard Illinois 60033 United States
  • Posted: Apr 23, 2019
Other Nursing

Job Description


Coordinates and provides care for  patients in the surgical setting under direction of nursing staff, by performing the following duties, supporting the nursing philosophy.  May include occasional weekends, holidays, or  evening hours.


  • Provides patient care as assigned and per routine, according to standards of care, shift routines, and policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates patient flow between perioperative departments, ensuring tracking of admissions, discharges and transfers
  • Answers call lights in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Facilitates communication between patients, caregivers and physicians.
  • Documents care provided according to standards.
  • Maintains a clean work and patient environment.
  • Maintains supplies, including scanning, stocking and ordering new supplies and disposing of expired or damaged supplies.
  • Floats to various units based on identified patient care needs.
  • Participates in department or unit performance improvement activities.


AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION                                            

Neonate to Geriatric



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Quality - Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.


Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.


Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work.


Cost - Conserves organization resources.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers information and reports as appropriate; Works well in group problem solving situations; Remains calm when dealing with emotional topics.


Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others; Consistently performs essential duties and responsibilities.


Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on resolving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.


Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Self-directed in daily work routine, remaining productive during work hours.


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly; Utilizes appropriate equipment for partner/patient safety, such as lifts and gait belts.


Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time, ready to accept assignment.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to leadership direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.



Completion of a C.N.A. program. Advanced C.N.A. program preferred



Nursing Assistant Certification in applicable state.

CPR certification within 90 days



Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring)

Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check

Must be able to follow written/oral instructions


WORK ENVIRONMENT                                                 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Occupational exposure is a Category A, which states that all employees in this specified job classification have occupational exposure.



Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties.


WORK CONTACT GROUP                                             

Patients, Families, Physicians, Health Care Team Members, the Community.


SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS                                              

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25-50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


LEVEL OF SUPV/SUPERVISES                                                 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.