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Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We’re expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.
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What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care-that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
OverviewThe registered nurse (RN) is accountable for the provision of nursing care for assigned patients in all phases of care. He/she is responsible for prescribing nursing interventions, and coordination of patient activities, and delegation of the aspects of are that are provided by others. The individual will demonstrate professional accountability through adherence to standards of nursing care and a commitment to act in an ethical manner. The RN provides care to patients ranging in age from pediatric to geriatrics. He/she will perform all duties in accordance with the mission, vision, and values of Mercy Memorial Health Center.
ResponsibilitiesAssesses the condition of patient and/or significant other in a timely, consistent and systematic manner.1. Ability to perform a head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments asper policy.2. Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate painmanagement techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management3. Utilizes other appropriate health care staff members in data gathering.4. Includes information obtained from the patient and/or significant others in theassessment.5. Assesses and appropriately documents the educational needs and learning abilitiesof the patient and/or significant others during the admission and subsequentassessments.6. Communicates subjective and objective data about the patient/family and/orsignificant others with appropriate members of the multidisciplinary team.Develops an outcome oriented plan of care that reflects the patients actual or potential health problems.1. Formulates plan of care. Involves patient and/or significant others in decisionsregarding care.2. Assures that the plan of care includes identified problems, and/or nursing diagnosis,nursing interventions, and goals/outcomes.3. Assures that the plan of care is based on patients current problems, congruent withthe medical plan of care, and incorporates preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitativepalliative, and comfort nursing interventions.4. Prioritizes care delivery according to the patients needs and unit activities.5. Collaborates with other health care providers to revise the plan of care anddischarge plan.6. Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms understandableto the patient, family and/or significant others.7. Plans care based on knowledge of growth and development changes occurringacross the patients life-span.Implements the plan of care to achieve the identified outcomes for the patient.1. Provides professional holistic nursing care to an assigned group of patientsaccording to the prescribed plan of care.2. Assists with and/or performs procedures.3. Delegates tasks to LPNs and unlicensed health care provides according to theirdocumented competencies.4. Provides patient/family education based on assessed needs including the safe useof equipment used in treatment and/or health maintenance.5. Demonstrates ability to provide care and information based upon physical,psychosocial, cultural, safety and other age related factors for clients.6. Demonstrates knowledge of medication administration based on the age of thepatient and his/her clinical condition.7. Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.Evaluates effectiveness of service provided.1. Evaluates patient, family/significant others response to care and/or education.Assesses and documents progress towards achievement of outcomes.2. Evaluates patient, family/significant others understanding of information provided orskills taught.3. Evaluates the effectiveness of discharge plans for meeting the needs for continuingcare.4. Obtains data patient satisfaction.Demonstrates effective and accurate verbal, written and electronic communication skills.1. Creates a positive climate for communication.1.1 Gets along well with other co-workers.1.2 Functions as a team player.1.3 Accepts constructive criticism from your supervisor.2. Maintains the confidentiality of patient, staff, and hospital information (written, verbal,electronic sources.)3. Communication is timely, accurate, concise, complete and appropriate.4. Demonstrates skilled use of the telephone, Meditech and intranet.5. Utilizes constructive problem solving techniques to promote change and deal withissues. Follows established channels for addressing issues, concerns and problems.6. Utilizes nursing process in documentation according to organizational policies andprocedures7. Maintains relevant knowledge of hospital forms. Completes performanceimprovement reports, patient care documentation forms, and employee/patient incidentreports in a timely and accurate manner.8. Treats all patient/family members, physicians and staff with respect.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based upon thephysical, psychosocial, educational, safety needs, and other related criteria appropriateto the following age groups: Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric.1. Utilizes knowledge of growth and development in all patient care activities2. Includes age specific information when gathering data or performing assessments.3. Interprets age specific data to enhance care of the patient.4. Provides age specific data to other caregivers.5. Interprets age specific responses to therapies and treatments.6. Involves family/significant others in decision making related to plan of care.7. Assists with answering call lights and following through with requests: notifiesphysician if necessary.Participates and complies with unit/organizational activities, policies and procedures.1. Participates in 75% of staff meetings.2. Participates in Performance Improvement.3. Participates in hospital committee, special projects, or service team as requested.4. Maintains current certification in CPR.5. Attends all mandatory inservices.6. Complies with all organizational policies, procedures and protocols.6.1 Reports to work on time and as scheduled.6.2 Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and clean.6.3 Accurately completes clock in transactions.Demonstrates professional conduct and development.1. Uses current knowledge achieved through research or educational activities toenhance or improve clinical practice or patient care.2. Expands skills level by cross training into other clinical areas as approved bydepartment manager.3. Establishes goals and objectives with each annual performance appraisal, providesevidence of goal attainment from previous evaluation period.