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Mercy Health: Resource Rn

Mercy Health

This is a Full-time position in St Louis, MO posted May 6, 2021.

Job DescriptionWe’re a Little Different Our mission is clear.

We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals – careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its “Top 100 Places to Work.”Qualifications:Experience:Related experience preferred.Required Education: Nursing Degree from an accredited schoolLicense: current RN license in the state of Missouri.Certifications:BLS, ACLS, and GI certification within 1-2 yrs.Other Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrates competence by completion of Universal Skills Inventory and Unit Specific Skills Check List within first three months of employment and undated annuallyPreferred Certifications: Certifications / Qualifications as required to care for unit specific populations.

We Offer Great Benefits:Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

We’re bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones.

You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures.

We’re expanding to help our communities grow.

Join us and be a part of it all.What Makes You 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 unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment.

If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.ResponsibilitiesAssesses the condition of patient and/or significant other in a timely, consistent, and systematic manner.

Documents objective and subjective data according to policy.1.1 Initiates nursing assessment, performs orientation to room and unit, notifies physician of admission, and obtains admitting orders, within one hour of admission if charge nurse unavailable for assessment.1.2 Completes assessments for each assigned patient every shift and more frequently as indicated by the patient’s clinical condition.1.3 Utilizes Procedure Technicians, and other appropriate health care workers in data gathering functions of the nursing assessment.1.4 Includes information obtained from the patient and/or significant others in the assessment.

Documents clearly and concisely initial and ongoing assessment data about the patient in the permanent record.1.5 Assesses and appropriately documents the educational needs and learning abilities of the patient and/or significant others during the admission and subsequent assessments in the computerized care plan.1.6 Notifies patient’s appropriate physician when changes in assessment occur.The Resource Nurse plans for assigned procedure.2.1 Obtains supplies, equipment, and instruments for procedure according to department procedure and with respect to the needs of the patient, procedure and physician’s preference card.2.2 Sets up room according to procedure prior to procedure scheduled time, anticipating variables, the needs of the patient and the physician.2.3 Updates preference cards as changes and physician requests occur.2.4 Informs proper personnel when supplies are low so that reorder may occur in a timely manner.

Assists and functions as a member of the procedure team in a knowledgeable, efficient, and courteous manner.3.1 Brings patient to the room and positions him/her according to procedure, while providing privacy and respecting the dignity of the person.3.2 Assists in obtaining specimens and identifies and labels specimens immediately, according to lab regulation established procedure 3.3 Anticipates the needs of the physician/nurse and pays attention, responding immediately and appropriately to other needs as they arise.3.4 Responds to the needs of the patient with sensitivity, care, and compassion by answering call lights immediately.

Prepares, processes, and cares for supplies, instruments and equipment for availability and efficient utilization.4.1 Cleans, disinfects and/or sterilizes instruments, equipment, and supplies according to established procedure.4.2 Reprocessing is done to ensure compliance with infection prevention guidelines.

4.3 Ability to set up and assist with all Advanced Endoscopy procedures.4.4 Re-stocks room following procedures to ensure availability for the next day.

4.5 Returns all equipment and supplies to proper place to ensure availability to physicians and co-workers.

Maintains and increases standards of performance and education and aids in self and staff development to insure excellence.

Develops an outcome-oriented plan of care that reflects the patient’s actual or potential health problems.5.1 Formulates plan of care within specified time for the appropriate unit and revises it every shift as needed.5.2 Assures that the plan of care includes identified problems, and/or nursing diagnosis, nursing interventions, and goals/ outcomes with target dates.

Involves patient and/or significant others in decisions regarding care.5.3 Assures that the plan of care is based on patients’ current problems, congruent with the medical plan of care, and incorporates preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, palliative, and comfort nursing interventions.5.4 Prioritizes care delivery according to the patients’ needs and unit activities.

5.5 Collaborates with other health care providers to revise the plan of care, including discharge planning.5.6 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms understandable to the adult and geriatric patient.5.7 Plans care based on knowledge of changes associated with aging in the adult and geriatric patient population.

Evaluates effectiveness of services provided.6.1 Evaluates patient/significant other responses to care and/or education; determines and documents progress towards achievement of outcomes every shift.6.2 Evaluates patient/significant others’ understanding of information provided or skills taught.6.3 Evaluates the effectiveness of discharge plans for meeting the needs for continuing care.

Demonstrates effective and accurate verbal, written and electronic communication.7.1 Creates a positive climate for communications.7.2 Maintains the confidentiality of patient, staff, and hospital information from written, verbal, electronic sources.7.3 Communication is timely, accurate, concise, complete, and appropriate.7.4 Utilizes constructive problem-solving techniques to promote change and deal with issues.

Follows established channels for addressing issues, concerns, and problems.7.5 Documentation of the Nursing Process is completed according to organizational policies and procedures.7.6 Maintains relevant knowledge of hospital forms, and completes in a timely, accurate and complete manner.

Participates in unit and organizational activities.8.1 Participates in at least 75% of staff meetings.8.2 Participates in Process Improvement activities such as data collection, in-services, and meetings as appropriate.

8.3 Participates in a hospital committee, special project, or service (i.E.

preceptor to student or new coworker, care management) as requested.8.4 Participation in local professional organization required.

Demonstrates effective patient safety techniques.9.1 Complies with JCAHO patient safety goals.9.2 Adheres to OSHA standards regarding appropriate safety regulations and procedures.9.3 Utilizes safe techniques for patient mobility.9.4 Complies with medication administration as per hospital policies and procedures.9.5 Performs patient hand offs utilizing patient safety tools both from shift to shift and interdepartmentally.Demonstrates professional conduct and development.

10.1 Uses current knowledge achieved through research, evidence-based practice, or educational activities to enhance or improve clinical practice or patient care.10.2 Establishes goals and objectives with each annual performance appraisal and provides evidence of goal attainment from previous evaluation period.10.3 Completes Hospital and nursing competency within 3 months of employment and annually within required time frame, submits to Nurse Manager/Education Coordinator.10.4 Maintains hospital property and the hospital environment in a safe, clean, and intact condition per MHC policy and procedure.10.5 Accepts responsibility as charge nurse as indicated.10.6 Maintains knowledge base required to provide professional standard of care.Performs other work duties as assigned.

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