Ambulatory Nurse Residency Program in Urbana, IL at Carle Health System

Date Posted: 2/3/2021

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Position Summary:

The Carle Ambulatory Nurse Residency Program is designed to support nurses moving into the specialty of ambulatory care nursing.


This innovative program is designed to increase confidence, competence, critical thinking, and effectively and efficiently prepare nurses for the ambulatory care setting at Carle Foundation Hospital. During the duration of this program, the Nurse Resident will rotate between 3 Primary Care Clinic settings for about 4 weeks each, attend monthly courses to help acclimate them to Carle and nursing, and obtain a year of clinical coaching and feedback to develop nursing skills. 


-          Nursing students in their final semester of nursing school

-          Newly graduated nurses

-          Nurses with less than one year of experience

Associates Nursing or College Diploma Nursing

Registered Nurse (RN) Illinois and Basic Life Support (BLS) and. Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education regarding the care of acute stroke patients.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs all responsibilities and duties required by unit as specific to the scope of service. Implements procedures and theories related to the specific area of practice. Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to assure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team.
  • Completes initial assessment upon patient admission and develops appropriate plan of care in accordance with unit standards and that is based on patient and family needs. Implements plan of care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures. Modifies plan of care based upon continuous evaluation.
  • Takes responsibility for patient and employee safety by reporting and/or correcting safety hazards and incidents.
  • Communicates with others directly and in private when necessary to resolve issues. Offers constructive feedback to assist in the professional development of peers, and confers with colleagues to expand knowledge base. Identifies own learning needs and takes initiative to begin appropriate solution.
  • Fulfills all requirements of departmental competencies.
  • Works with nurse preceptor to perform all responsibilities required by unit and patient population.
  • Accurately and timely, collects and documents data of nursing care rendered to assure integration of information for use by the healthcare team.
  • Reports adverse events to improve quality and safety for patients and staff.
  • Implements plan of care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures.
  • Utilizing the nursing process, modifies plan of care based upon continuous evaluation.
  • Receives constructive feedback based on performance and behavior.
  • Regularly confers with colleagues to ask questions and expand knowledge base.
  • Completes all mandatory training and competency modules.

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