Trinity Health RN Intensive Care Full Time in Sioux City, Iowa

Under limited supervision, provides nursing care to assigned patients of all age population by utilizing the nursing process and meeting the established standards within the Nursing Department. The registered nurse is accountable for assigned patients, demonstrates understand 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.

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title:RN MMC Bargaining Unit-ICU

Job Code: 9001

Reports To: Manager Clinical Services

Pay Grade: PG (per grid)

Dept/Clinic: Intensive Care Unit

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Approved By:Human Resources

Date: May 2018

OSHA: 1 - Exposure

POSITION PURPOSE

Under limited supervision, provides nursing care to assigned patients of all age population by utilizing the nursing process and meeting the established standards within the Nursing Department. The registered nurse is accountable for assigned patients, demonstrates understand 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.

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 patients holistic health status on an ongoing basis.

3.

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

4.

Initiates, and revises as necessary, the plan of care, which meets the unit standards. Initiates IPOC within 4 hours of admission.

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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

11.

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

12.

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

13.

Uses effective communication principles and techniques to achieve desired outcomes.

14.

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

15.

Serves as an advocate for patients and family.

16.

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

17.

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

18.

Exhibits professional behavior to peers by participating in professional organizations, sharing continuing education, and encouraging participation in the advancement of the nursing profession.

19.

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

20.

Recognizes and communicates unit issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.

21.

Actively participates in intra-departmental meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services on the unit and/or as provided by Staff Development.

22.

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

23.

Maintains Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification unless a doctor's release is provided, in which case yearly proficiency must be demonstrated through oral and written testing.

24.

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

25.

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

26.

Participates in nursing hourly rounding following established standards.

27.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. word, excel, bed tracking, internet, med aide, etc.)

28.

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

29.

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.

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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. A minimum of one year prior nursing experience in acute care setting preferred. Basic Life Support Certification (BCLS) is required unless doctor's release is provided, in which case yearly proficiency must be demonstrated through oral and written testing. 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 community organizations. Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team. Is able to perform a variety of duties characterized by frequent change. Must have general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. word, excel, bed tracking, internet, med aide, 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.

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-SIOUX CITY

ADDENDUM FOR ICU

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

1.

Demonstrates advanced knowledge of the cardiovascular process.

2.

Demonstrates ability to work with medical and surgical heart conditions.

3.

Provides specialized nursing care for patients who require continuous and comprehensive observation.

4.

Provides care to acute trauma patients with a multitude of injuries.

5.

Demonstrates ability to care for ventilated patients.

6.

Demonstrates ability to work with critically ill and/or injured patients.

7.

Utilizes critical thinking skills when applying the nursing process.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

ACLS certification required. Completion of telemetry/basic arrhythmia course required. PALS certification may be required as determined by the Manager based on patient care needs. TNCC certification required.

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Job Number: 00068539

Location: Sioux City, IA

Organization Name: Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City

Facility: MMCIA - MMC South Building

Employment Type: Full time

Hours: 40