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: Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
Licensure: Current AR Registered Nurse license
Certifications: Current 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 least one year previous experience in clinical nursing preferred.
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 competent 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.
Documentation of patient assessments & reassessments reflect accurate patient status in all required documentation fields as designated per hospital policy:
A. Completes Admission Navigator & Admission Assessments
B. Patient Assessments & Reassessments reflect timely status of patient condition.
C. Completes discharge instructions
D. Completes consent forms
E. Completes medication reconciliation
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 acknowledged & acted upon in a timely manner
J. Initiates and updates the plan of care per hospital policy.
K. Documents medication administration as appropriate & in a timely manner
*Medications are verified with EMAR and actual physician orders.
L. PCA documentation is accurrate with amount of medication adminitered each shift
M. Pain assessments are performed per policy
N. Blood products administration documentation is completed consistently
O. Narcotic management/wastes are accurrately reflected in omnicell
Communication effectiveness will demonstrate positvie customer service skills regardless of age & cultural differences to patients, families, & coworkers as evidenced by:
A. Communicates verbally and non-verbally in a concise, effective, and appropriate manner
B. Hand-off patient reports are complete, concise, and accurate utilizing SBAR.
C. Communicates with dignity and respect to all personnel, physicians, patients and visitors.
D. Reports significant changes in patient and/or clinical area condition to Charge Nurse.
E. Calls physicians as needed and has all required information available.
F. Utilizes chain of command appropriately.
G. Keeps appropriate staff members informed before leaving unit.
H. Assists in keeping noise level to a minimum.
I. Delegation: makes safe and appropriate assignments and role models effective communication and behavior for team members; makes appropriate requests of team and ancillary personnel.
J. Collaboration/Coordination: *Ensures patient needs are met and adequate supplies available for oncoming shift.
K. Works with ancillary departments to schedule tests/procedures to facilitate completion.
L. Education of patient and staff:
M. Acts as a change agent to facilitate new processes.
N. Answers all pages, call lights, and telephones promptly and professionally. Is able to answer questions or direct caller to appropriate personnel.
M. Accesses interpretor or other devices to ensure patient / family needs are met
Enhances professional growth & developement
Supports hospital & unit specific performance Improvement initiatives
Demonstrates behaviors that are supportive of cost effective patient care:
A. Checks emails & mailboxes each time they are at work
B. Attends Unit Meetings 8/12
C. Read department minutes consistently
B Reports occurrences and medication events utilizing hospital process for reporting
B. Adheres to Infection Control Policies.
D. Adheres to Employee Health Policies.
E. Clinical Ladder: optional but encouraged
F. Sets priorities and utilizes time efficiently in order to complete work on time.
G. Ensures items used are properly charged and utilized appropriately.
H. Removes and returns discontinued equipment.
I. 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.
J. Sets priorities and utilizes time efficiently in order to complete work on time.
K. Ensures items used are properly charged and utilized appropriately.
L. Removes and returns discontinued equipment.
M. 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:Provides safe environment of care for patients, visitors, and staff:
A. Attends education programs, mandatory inservices, workshops, and unit meetings working towards attending or reading meeting minutes 8 of 12 months.
B. Seeks out and utilizes education from professional journals and other accepted resources.
C. Incorporates knowledge obtained into practice patterns.
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