Mercy Medical Center Clinton RN Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland, Nebraska

Department:

SC105_30010 Nursing Unit

Expected Weekly Hours:

36

Shift:

Night Shift

Position Purpose:

Under limited supervision, provides nursing care to assigned patients by utilizing the nursing process and meeting the established standards within the nursing department. Is accountable for assigned patients, demonstrates understanding of nursing and its issues and is an advocate for patient/families and nursing. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

Job Description Details:

CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title:

Registered Nurse - CAH

Job Code:

1980

Reports To:

Director of Nursing

Pay Grade:

PG 21

Dept/Clinic:

Nursing Unit

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Date:

August 2015

OSHA:

1 - Exposure

POSITION PURPOSE

Under limited supervision, provides nursing care to assigned patients by utilizing the nursing process and meeting the established standards within the nursing department. Is accountable for assigned patients, demonstrates understanding of nursing and its issues and is an advocate for patient/families and nursing. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

AGE OF POPULATION SERVED

Neonatal Pediatric Adolescent Adult Geriatric Not Applicable

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

1.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

2.

Prioritizes components of an in-depth assessment to determine patient’s holistic health status on an ongoing basis.

3.

Establishes rapport with patient/family to identify learning needs, expected outcome and discharge needs.

4.

Utilizing the nursing process, efficiently identifies actual and potential problems and develops/carries out the plan of care for the complex patient; specific to the age of the patients population identified within the department/unit standards.

5.

Initiates, and revises as necessary, the plan of care which meets the unit standards.

6.

Promotes and maintains a safe and calm environment for complex patients by ensuring appropriate supplies, equipment, and patient/family needs.

7.

Implements nursing intervention and adapts care based on changes in patient condition, consultation with other professionals and patient/family needs.

8.

Makes clinical decisions independently based on scientific principles, systematic approach and experience.

9.

Identifies actual and potential risk to patients and/or families and initiates appropriate action to minimize risk

10.

Administers medications and treatments/procedures as directed, and as appropriate for the patient’s medical care, in collaboration with the multi disciplinary team.

11.

Utilizes internal and community resources in planning care and initiating referrals.

12.

Initiates appropriate patient/family education following assessment of learning and discharge needs.

13.

Documents nursing intervention and patient/family response accurately, legibly, and in compliance with hospital policies.

14.

Appropriately delegates tasks/procedures to other team members who are prepared/qualified to perform.

15.

Uses effective communication principles and techniques to achieve desired outcomes and demonstrate the ability to supervise others to whom nursing interventions are delegated.

16.

Demonstrates ability to assume charge position and/or a leadership role in emergency/crisis situation.

17.

Serves as an advocate for patients and families.

18.

Maintains ongoing competent skills/performance level and documentation of qualifications to meet nursing standards.

19.

Participates in meetings, committees, conferences and in-services as provided. Takes accountability to attend mandatory meetings.

20.

Demonstrates accountability by actively participating in performance improvement activities.

21.

Recognizes lawful/ethical limitations to his/her role in the nursing process. Practices within licensure of the state nursing board.

22.

Demonstrates proficiency using the order communication system and other computer technology appropriate to patient needs.

23.

Demonstrates competency in acquisition of lab specimens.

24.

Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control policies and procedures.

25.

Contributes to the learning experience of students and staff by modeling component nursing practice.

26.

Demonstrates understanding of nursing and its issues and represents the profession to others.

27.

Ensures the documentation accurately reflects supplies, equipment and services provided.

28.

Maintains Basic Cardiac Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification.

29.

Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

30.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

31.

Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

32.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

33.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

MISSION STATEMENT

We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.

GUIDING BEHAVIORS

The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are:

  • We support each other in serving our patients and communities.

  • We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly.

  • We are fully present.

  • We are all accountable.

  • We trust and assume goodness in intentions.

  • We are continuous learners.

COMMITMENT

Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health.

Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Is a registered nurse maintaining current licensure to practice in applicable state. As of May 1, 2014, all new RN hires require BSN degree or BSN completion within 4 years of hire into the position. Must maintain current certifications in BLS and if required, Advanced Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Life Support (PALS) and TNCC. Actively participates and represents hospital in professional and community organizations. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. Primarily works inside with frequent sitting, walking, standing, bending and occasional lifting of supplies not in excess of 50 pounds. Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job description, including frequent walking, bending and standing. Able to perform effectively under stressful situations. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, such as inclement weather, dust, noise, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, and infectious disease.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.