Catholic Health Initiatives RN -6N Neurology -Mercy Medical Center- FT .9 (Day/Evening) -identical position posted in DES MOINES, Iowa

RN -6N Neurology -Mercy Medical Center- FT .9 (Day/Evening) -identical position posted

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Assumes responsibility and

accountability for assigned patients.

Provides professional nursing care to these patients incorporating the

nursing process, the environment, technical equipment, and health care

members. Provides patient care

activities to patients of diverse ages.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Administers nursing care to patients; includes

assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient’s care plan in

coordination with the physician.

  • Provides patient/family or caregiver education

and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional, and

environmental health problems.

  • Supervises health care members (i.e., licensed

practical nurses, patient care technicians, etc.) with patients.

  • Utilizes

computer applications and communication technologies appropriate to the work

setting to enter, retrieve, and analyze information and to facilitate

communication and education.

  • When assigned to charge, makes patient

assignments; triages patients; and problem solves with staff, physicians,

patients, families, and ancillary departments.

  • Maintains knowledge of documentation

requirements needed for patients’ records.

  • Works independently with limited direct

supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center

polices, nursing standards, and professional judgement.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up,

maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, drainage devices). Utilizes safeguards such as IV pump drug

library and monitor alarms whenever available to maximize patient safety.

  • Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as

scheduled.

  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e.,

cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).

  • Takes assigned call as defined in unit policy.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Assists with patient care duties/tasks (i.e.,

emptying drainage devices, ambulating, hygiene.

  • Assists with clerical duties (i.e., maintenance

of chart, patient record, answering phones and call lights, processing physician

orders).

  • Maintains patient care supplies, equipment, and

environment.

  • Provides orientation/education for staff,

students, and other hospital and community organizations as requested.

  • Effectively assumes job responsibilities of

ancillary support during absence.

Qualifications

Certifications

Not Specified

Education

Not Specified

Language

Not Specified

Job Neurology

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Day/Night

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2016-R0072210