Catholic Health Initiatives RN - Flex Team - West Lakes 3rd Floor - Mercy West Lakes - PT .6 (Days) in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa
RN - Flex Team - West Lakes 3rd Floor - Mercy West Lakes - PT .6 (Days)
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.
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.
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.
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times
Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers
Job Nursing - RN
Primary Location IOWA-WEST DES MOINES-MERCY WEST LAKES
Daily Schedule Days
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 48
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2017-R0093465