Trinity Health Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical Nursing Resource Pool in Pontiac, Michigan

* Accountability Objectives:*

Assumes a leadership role in providing professional nursing care to patients within St. Joseph Mercy Oakland System. Responsibilities include: coordination, implementation and evaluation of the continuum plan of care in collaboration with other members of the multi-disciplinary team; actively supports and participates in Shared Governance; and promotes the organizational commitment to customer service.

II Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.

* A. Education*

  • Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing or equivalent.

* B. Licensure / Certification*

  • Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Michigan.
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is required for all RN Care Managers working in ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, Cardiac Med/Surg, Labor & Delivery, Endoscopy, Cath Lab, Special Procedures, Radiology and the Ambulatory Surgery Center.
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is required for all RN Care Managers providing in-patient care at the bedside including the Operating Room and RN Care Managers employed in the Day Hospital.
  • Current Emergency Nurse Pediatric Certification (ENCP) is required for RN Care Managers working in the Emergency Room
  • Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification is required for RN Care Managers working in the Ambulatory Surgery Center and PACU.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification (NRC) required for RN Care Managers working in NICU and Labor & Delivery.

* C Special Skill / Aptitudes*

  • Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.

* D. Experience*

  • Minimum two years' work experience as an RN on a medical/surgical type unit (for the Med/Surg Pool) or minimum two years' work experience as an RN in an ICU or Critical Care unit (for the Critical Care Pool)

III Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patients for immediate and post-discharge needs in conjunction with the patient care team and the patient/family, in accordance with unit policy.
  • Provides patient care that reflects a respect for patients' rights, dignity, values, culture preferences, and expressed needs and an attention to providing comfort, relieving pain, and alleviating anxiety.
  • Conducts a utilization management assessment on a daily basis to facilitate appropriate use of healthcare resources and coordination of care.
  • Convene multi-disciplinary care conferences and participates in rounds to ensure appropriate progress of patients through the system.
  • Collaborates with patient/family, hospital staff, and community agencies to develop discharge plans that prepare patients for continued care needs.
  • Implements care in accordance with the plan, Critical Pathway, and/or clinical protocol appropriately utilizing care team members in the care delivery process.
  • Identifies variances from Critical Pathway and/or clinical protocols, resolves or refers issues as appropriate, and identifies opportunities for the improvement of care.
  • Responds appropriately to changes in unit workloads, patient census and/or staffing levels.
  • Assess patient/family needs for information and education across the continuum, plans and implements patient teaching using a variety of techniques and methods, and evaluates effectiveness of educational interventions.


Job Number: 00022855

Location: Pontiac, MI

Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Facility: SJSEMI - SJMO On-Campus Specialty

Employment Type: Full time

Shift: 12 Hour Night Shift

Hours: 36