Catholic Health Initiatives RN -NTMICU- Mercy Medical Center FT .9 (Nights) in DES MOINES, Iowa

RN -NTMICU- Mercy Medical Center FT .9 (Nights)

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provides individualized,

high-quality nursing care to patients of all ages. Uses a team approach to delegate and

coordinate patient care at admission, transfer, and discharge. Independently delivers nursing care using the

Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, ethical

principles, and professional judgment.

Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care

while ensuring patient comfort.

  • Practices safe patient handling techniques.

  • Continues to evaluate assigned patients and

provides ongoing treatment.

  • Anticipates, identifies, and responds to

educational and emotional needs of patients and families.

  • Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e.

Patient Care Technicians) in caring for patients.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up,

maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainage

devices). Utilizes safeguards such as IV

pump drug library and monitor alarms whenever available to maximize patient

safety.

  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e.,

cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Serves in a charge/leadership role based on

skill and unit needs. When assigned

charge, makes patient assignments; triages patients; and problem solves with

staff, physicians, patients, families, and ancillary departments.

  • Takes assigned call as defined in unit policy.

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

emptying drainage devices, ambulating, and hygiene).

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

of chart, patient record, and answering phones and call lights).

  • Maintains patient care supplies, equipment, and

environment.

  • Provides orientation/education for staff,

students, and other hospital and community organizations as requested.

DISCLOSURESTATEMENT:

The above statements reflect the general details considered

necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified but

should not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that

may be needed to perform the duties of this position. Must have ability to maintain skills and

perform tasks required for the position as outlined in the list of department

competencies.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Possession of a current or compact state license

as a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • BSN preferred.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter –

Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6)

weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing

bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the

Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for

Healthcare Providers.

Job Critical Care/ICU

Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

Daily Schedule Nights

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2017-R0129003