Trinity Health Student RN Internship Summer 2019 (Neuro-Ortho) in Sioux City, Iowa

Under direct supervision, the Student Nurse Intern assists in the delivery of holistic, compassionate, individualized, effective quality patient care and customer satisfaction. This is accomplished by supporting the patient in activities of daily living, as well as other physical, emotional and spiritual needs consistent with the mission of Mercy, Patient care services vision, evidence-based standards of care and established policies and procedures. Work will include components of direct patient care, nutrition, observation, documentation, transportation and general maintenance of the patient environment. 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: Student Nurse Intern

Job Code: 2997

Reports To:Manager- Patient Care Unit

Pay Grade: 18

Dept/Clinic: Nursing Services

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Approved By:Human Resources

Date: January 2019

OSHA: 1 - Exposure

POSITION PURPOSE

Under direct supervision, the Student Nurse Intern assists in the delivery of holistic, compassionate, individualized, effective quality patient care and customer satisfaction. This is accomplished by supporting the patient in activities of daily living, as well as other physical, emotional and spiritual needs consistent with the mission of Mercy, Patient care services vision, evidence-based standards of care and established policies and procedures. Work will include components of direct patient care, nutrition, observation, documentation, transportation and general maintenance of the patient environment. 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.

Observe collaborative practice with an experienced curse preceptor or mentor and assume shared responsibility for patient assignments

3.

Have a general knowledge of nursing theory, techniques, and interventions

4.

Exhibit high standards of ethical conduct, honesty, and integrity at all times

5.

Respect age-specific needs of patient populations served

6.

Continuously seek out opportunities to improve the quality of patient care though innovative and creative problem solving

7.

Support and participate in shared leadership and interdisciplinary care

8.

Contribute to the positive image of the nursing profession and enhance the culture of the organization by modeling professional behavior both in the organization and in the community.

9.

Embrace change and lifelong learning, taking personal accountability to seek out experience that enhance the ability to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice and role performance

10.

Seek feedback concerning one's own practice

11.

Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of Mercy Medical Center Sioux City through performing behaviors consistent with Trinity Health Values

12.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, the Trinity Healthy Organizational Integrity Program, included the Standard of Conduct, Code of Ethics,as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behaviors.

13.

The RN Student Intern will adhere to the Mercy Medical Center Values:

Value 1: Reverence- We honor the sacredness and dignity of every person

Value 2: Commitment to Those Who are Poor- We stand with and serve those who are poor, especially those most vulnerable

Value 3: Justice- We foster right relationships to promote the common good, including sustainability of Earth

Value 4: Stewardship- We honor our heritage and hold ourselves accountable for the human, financial, and natural resources entrusted to our care.

Value 5: Integrity- We are faithful to who we say we are.

Value 6: Compassion- Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another's joy and sorrow.

Value 7: Excellence- Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.

14.

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

15.

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.

16.

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

17.

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

18.

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

Active student in good standing in BSN program between junior and senior year Completed at least one acute care clinical rotation. Anticipate graduation within one year after completion of the summer internship program Have an above average academic record. 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.

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Job Number: 00121879

Location: Sioux City, IA

Organization Name: Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City

Facility: MMCIA - MMC South Building

Employment Type: Full time

Hours: 40