Mercy Medical Center Clinton RN Observation/Oncology Full Time Self-Scheduling in Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa

Department:

SC101_30020 7 SW Oncology

Expected Weekly Hours:

36

Shift:

Rotating Shift

Position Purpose:

Job Description Details:

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: RN MMC Bargaining Unit-Nursing Service

Job Code: 9000

Reports To: Manager, Nursing Services

Pay Grade: Bargaining Unit RN (grid)

Dept/Clinic: Nursing Services

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Approved By: Human Resources

Date: May 2018

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. The registered nurse is accountable for his/her nursing practice and assigned patients, 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.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

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

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

  • Utilizing the nursing process, identifies actual and potential problems and develops and implements the plan of care for the patient specific to the age of the patient population identified within the department/unit scope of service in accordance with the department/unit standards.

  • Initiates and revises the plan of care on an ongoing basis. Initiates IPOC within 4 hours of admission.

  • Provides concurrent, accurate, and legible documentation on the medical record consistent with hospital policies.

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

  • Identifies actual and potential risks and initiates appropriate action to minimize or prevent situations and evaluates the outcome.

  • Administers medications and treatments as directed and appropriate for patients, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

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

  • 1Writes, processes and notes physician’s orders in a timely fashion.

  • 1Identifies, initiates, and documents appropriate ongoing patient/family education to achieve outcomes based on learning and discharge needs.

  • 1Promotes and maintains a safe environment for patients by ensuring appropriate supplies, equipment, and necessary services.

  • Enhances teamwork by utilizing effective communication and delegation principles and techniques.

  • Demonstrates ability to assume a leadership role in routine and emergent situations.

  • Serves as an advocate for patients and families.

  • Maintains ongoing competent skills/performance level and documentation of qualifications to meet unit(s) specific standards.

  • Maintains the skill level requirement for a Registered Nurse as evidenced by competent performance and completion of the skills checklist.

  • Contributes to the learning experience of students and staff by mentoring, preceptoring, or serving as a resource person.

  • Exhibits professional behavior by sharing information gained from continuing education and professional organizations.

  • Ensures that supplies, equipment, and services provided are accurately documented and charged.

  • Identifies problems on unit; collaborates with peers and supervisor to develop and initiate an action plan and evaluate outcomes.

  • Participates in intradepartmental meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services on the unit and/or as provided. Takes accountability to attend mandatory meetings.

  • Demonstrates accountability by actively participating in unit Performance Improvement activities. Participates on performance improvement events as identified.

  • Recognizes lawful/ethical limitations to his/her role in the nursing process. Practices within licensure of Iowa Nursing Board.

  • Demonstrates proficiency using the order communication system and other computer technology as appropriate to unit specific needs.

  • Demonstrates competency in acquisition of lab specimens.

  • Enters on-line charges for patient-care services; may also be assigned accountability for revenue reconciliation and for charge-error correction as specified by departmental process supporting hospital Revenue Policy.

  • Participates in bedside report/handoff at change of shift and patient transfers.

  • Participates in nursing hourly rounding following established standards.

  • Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policy & Procedure.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 defined by Interstate Compact. A senior level nursing student of accredited nursing program may apply. All registered nurses hired after January 1, 2014, are required to obtain a BSN degree within 4 years of hire.

  • A senior level nursing student may be awarded an RN Bargaining Unit position and may begin employment in the capacity of a Nurse Graduate, following successful graduation from an accredited ADN and/or BSN program until a valid RN license is obtained.

  • Basic Life Support Certification (BCLS) is required.

  • Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team.

  • Maintains a high level of professionalism, which positively promotes the image of Mercy Medical Center.

  • Actively participates and represents Mercy Medical Center 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.

  • This job is categorized as "Medium Work". Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly.

  • Must be able to handle stress effectively.

  • Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemical and/or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury from an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.

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 is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.