We’re a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We’re expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.
Why Join Home Healthcare?
Home Healthcare nursing specialty affords an opportunity to practice in a setting within a community where autonomy and coordination of care are the focal points. Keeping patients safe at home, avoiding hospitalizations, and helping them return to an optimal level of functioning are at the heart of Home Healthcare nursing. Nurses in Home Healthcare find their practice to be autonomous and challenging, giving them many opportunities to put their assessment and teaching skills to exceptional use. Home Healthcare is unique in that nurses and other healthcare professionals can care for patients one-on-one in the comfort of their own homes. Being flexible and adjusting to change are characteristics that a home healthcare nurse needs. Schedules allow for some flexibility based on the nurse’s caseload, patient preferences and skills needed and have less work on weekends and holidays.
This is a weekend position and the required shifts are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8 am - 4:30 pm. Please be sure you can commit to this schedule each week.
Provides professional skilled nursing care to patients which includes initial nursing assessment and assessing patient mentally and physically on each visit and reporting to physician when appropriate.
Develops plan of care in collaboration with physician’s orders and establishes realistic and measurable goals, updating goals when necessary. Evaluates effectiveness of the care plan frequently.
Performs procedures and treatments with proper techniques and has adequate knowledge of medications’ actions and effects. Complies with standard nursing policies and procedures. Uses equipment properly to give treatments. Practices cost containment with time and supplies. Supervises LPN and aide as applicable.
Instructs and explains plan of care to patient and family, teaching as needed to encourage self-care. Uses additional services and community resources as appropriate. Plans and prepares patient and family for discharge.
Consults with Physician, patient, caregiver, and other health care professionals regarding coordination of treatment, goal development and response to treatment. Reports on patient at patient care conferences. Identifies need for other disciplines.
Documents accurately and timely patient treatments, care, evaluation, and progress, and communicates with other staff members.
Participates in Quality Improvement activities, inservices, patient care conferences, workshops and seminars. Assumes responsibility for continuing education and maintaining current knowledge.
Assess home situation for possible patient abuse.
Assists with orientation and training of other staff members.
For any questions about this position, please contact Lindsay Ahrens at 314-364-4739.
We’ll Support You at Work and Home
Getting respect doesn’t come easy in healthcare. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes 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 are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care-that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.