Provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the psychological, physical and general aspect of care; utilizes the nursing process in planning care; meets the communication and education needs of patient and family; provides care that reflect initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations. Communicates in a professional, positive, and assertive manner congruent with Mercy Service Standards. Communicates with physicians and other team members about changes in patient’s condition, and is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in other departments with adequate supervision. Maintains regulatory agency requirements and adheres to hospital policies, procedures and standards.
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.
Education: High school diploma or GED Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program.
Licensure: Current AR Registered Nurse license
Certifications: Basic Life Support or complete upon hire.
Other: Ability to hear and read effectively. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English Ability to navigate effectively in many computer systems. Ability to work in a team focused environment. Ability to work in a rapid-paced work environment. Ability to work independently. Good problem-solving skills. Ability to provide quality bedside patient care.
Preferred Experience: At leat one year previous experience in clinical nursing preferred.
Preferred Certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Preferred Other: Additional languages preferred.
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.
Provides direct patient care in a personalized and compassionate manner utilizing the Nursing Process:
A. Successfully demonstrates proficiency of basic skills, equipment, and procedures, including unit specific skills.
B. Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to patient care.
C. Safely administers medication by following the established policies and procedures.
D. Uses the nursing process to care plan problems and goals for patients, setting realistic and measurable goals.
E. Provides nursing care in accordance with the written care plan.
F. Communicates problems to the interdisciplinary team.
G. Monitor alarms are set appropriate to patient status and are responded to without delay.
Documents in a manner which is complete, accurate and legible in all designated areas:
A. Completes Admission Assessment.
B. Assesses and documents condition of each assigned patient per department policies and as condition changes.
C. Completes discharge summary as per policy.
D. Completes consent forms according to policy.
E. Completes medication reconciliation forms per policy.
F. Completes other chart forms and flow sheets appropriately.
G. Charting reflects implementation of interventions from the care plan.
H. Patient education and response is documented.
I. Physician orders are noted and communication board, report sheet, and/or Cardex is updated.
J. Initiates and updates the plan of care per hospital policy.
K. Documents medication administration as appropriate:
*Medications are verified with EMAR and actual physician orders.
*PCA, epidural forms are completed accurately.
*Medications and IV’s are documented on the EMAR.
L. Pain assessments are performed and documented per policy.
M. Blood products are administered and documented per policy.
Communication skills as evidenced by:
A. Communicates verbally and non-verbally in a concise, effective, and appropriate manner to all hospital personnel, physicians, patients, and family/significant others:
*Hand-off patient reports are complete, concise, and accurate utilizing SBAR.
*Communicates with dignity and respect to all personnel, physicians, patients and visitors.
*Reports significant changes in patient and/or clinical area condition to Charge Nurse.
*Calls physicians as needed and has all required information available.
*Utilizes chain of command appropriately.
*Notifies Unit Secretary or Charge Nurse before leaving unit.
*Assists in keeping noise level to a minimum.
B. Displays a positive attitude.
C. Delegation: makes safe and appropriate assignments for co-workers and role models effective communication and behavior for team members; makes appropriate requests of team and ancillary personnel.
*Ensures patient needs are met and adequate supplies available for oncoming shift.
*Demonstrates cooperation and support as a team member.
*Works with ancillary departments to schedule tests/procedures to facilitate completion.
E. Education of patient and staff:
*Evaluates knowledge and provides verbal and written instruction.
F. Answers all pages, call lights, and telephones promptly and professionally. Is able to answer questions or direct caller to appropriate personnel.
Actively supports Performance Improvement initiatives by following hospital policies, procedures, and programs; provides ongoing peer education (i.e., Customer Satisfaction, Physician Satisfaction, Co-Worker Satisfaction, and Process Improvement):
A. Reports occurrences and medication events to Risk Management using approved forms.
B. Reports allergic/adverse medication reactions to Pharmacy.
C. Adheres to Infection Control Policies.
D. Adheres to Employee Health Policies.
E. Performs record reviews and chart audits.
F. Identifies, documents, and reports concerns where improvement will enhance patient care and safety.
Demonstrates behavior that is supportive of cost effective patient care:
A. Sets priorities and utilizes time efficiently in order to complete work on time.
B. Ensures items used are properly charged and utilized appropriately.
C. Removes and returns discontinued equipment.
D. Demonstrates work habits and demeanor which contributes to the efficient functioning of the unit and department.
*Is responsive to staffing needs of the unit.
*Assists in maintaining unit cleanliness.
Enhances professional growth and development:
A. Attends education programs, mandatory inservices, workshops, and unit meetings.
B. Seeks out and utilizes education from professional journals and other accepted resources.
C. Incorporates knowledge obtained into practice patterns.
Provides safe environment of care for patients, visitors, and staff:
A. Identification of safety, infection control, and work environment hazards with prompt resolution and/or reporting of problems.
B. Demonstrates current knowledge of:
*Knowledge and compliance of HIPAA standards and regulatory agency requirements.
*Hazardous Material Identification
Provides age specific knowledge and skills where applicable. Works effectively with various cultures and ethnic groups.
A. Uses appropriate tools and resources for age, cultural, or ethnic needs
B. Care provided using age-appropriate modification of procedure and communication.