Catholic Health Initiatives RN - Mercy West Lakes 4th Med Surg/Telemetry - FT .9 (Day/Night) in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

RN - Mercy West Lakes 4th Med Surg/Telemetry - FT .9 (Day/Night)

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

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.

  • BLS certified by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).

Additional Responsibilities:

  • 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 Medical/Surgical Services

Primary Location IOWA-WEST DES MOINES-MERCY WEST LAKES

Daily Schedule Day/Night

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2017-R0111684