Mercy Health

  • Registered Nurse-Flex, Emergency Department

    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Per Diem/Flex
    Emergency Department
    US-OK-Oklahoma City
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    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. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Assesses the condition of patient and/or significant other in a timely, consistent and
    systematic manner. Documents objective and subjective data according to policy.
    Initiates nursing assessment, performs orientation to room and unit, notifies physician
    of admission, and obtains admitting orders, within one hour of admission if charge
    nurse unavailable for assessment.
    1.2 Completes assessments for each assigned patient every shift and more frequently
    as indicated by the patient's clinical condition.
    1.3 Utilizes LPN's, Nurse Assistants/Technicians, and other appropriate health care
    workers in data gathering functions of the nursing assessment.
    1.4 Includes information obtained from the patient and/or significant others in the
    assessment. Documents clearly and concisely initial and ongoing assessment data
    about the patient in the permanent record.
    1.5 Assesses and appropriately documents the educational needs and learning abilities
    of the patient and/or significant others during the admission and subsequent
    assessments in the computerized care plan.
    1.6 Notifies patient's appropriate physician when changes in assessment occur.
    Develops an outcome oriented plan of care that reflects the patient's actual or potential
    health problems.
    2.1 Formulates plan of care within 8 hours of admission and revises it
    every shift as needed. Initiates care plan for patients being cared for by L.P.N.'s.
    2.2 Assures that the plan of care includes identified problems, and/or nursing
    diagnosis, nursing interventions, and goals/ outcomes with target dates. Involves
    patient and/or significant others in decisions regarding care.
    2.3 Assures that the plan of care is based on patients' current problems, congruent
    with the medical plan of care, and incorporates preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative,
    palliative, and comfort nursing interventions.
    2.4 Prioritizes care delivery according to the patients' needs and unit activities.
    2.5 Collaborates with other health care providers to revise the plan of care, including
    discharge planning.
    2.6 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms
    understandable to the adult and geriatric patient.
    2.7 Plans care based on knowledge of changes associated with aging in the adult and
    geriatric patient population.
    Implements the plan of care to achieve the identified outcomes for the patient
    according to policy and procedure.
    3.1 Provides professional nursing care to an
    assigned group of patients according to the prescribed plan of care.
    3.2 Assists with and/or performs procedures including but not limited to the nursing unit
    skills checklist.
    3.3 Delegates tasks to LPN's and unlicensed health care providers according to their
    documented competencies.
    3.4 Demonstrates ability to provide care and information based upon physical, psycho/social, cultural, safety and other age-related factors for the adult/geriatric
    3.5 Performs hourly rounding in conjunction with the nursing staff
    Evaluates effectiveness of services provided.
    4.1 Evaluates patient/significant others
    responses to care and/or education; determines and documents progress towards
    achievement of outcomes every shift.
    4.2 Evaluates patient/significant others' understanding of information provided or skills
    4.3 Evaluates the effectiveness of discharge plans for meeting the needs for continuing
    Demonstrates effective and accurate verbal, written and electronic communication.
    Creates a positive climate for communications.
    5.2 Maintains the confidentiality of patient, staff, and hospital information from written,
    verbal, electronic sources.
    5.3 Communication is timely, accurate, concise, complete, and appropriate.
    5.4 Utilizes constructive problem solving techniques to promote change and deal with
    issues. Follows established channels for addressing issues, concerns and problems.
    5.5 Documentation of the Nursing Process is completed according to organizational
    policies and procedures.
    5.6 Maintains relevant knowledge of hospital forms, and completes in a timely,
    accurate and complete manner.
    Participates in unit and organizational activities.
    6.2 Participates in at least 75% of staff
    6.3 Participates in Process Improvement activities such as data collection, in-services,
    and meetings as appropriate.
    6.4 Participates in a hospital committee, special project or service (i.e. preceptor to
    student or new coworker, care management) as requested.
    Demonstrates effective patient safety techniques
    7.1 Complies with JCAHO patient
    safety goals. Adheres to OSHA standards regarding appropriate safety regulations
    and procedures.
    7.2 Utilizes safe techniques for patient mobility
    7.3 Complies with medication administration as per hospital policies and procedures
    7.4 Performs patient hand offs utilizing patient safety tools both from shift to shift and
    Demonstrates professional conduct and development.
    8.1 Uses current knowledge
    achieved through research, evidence based practice or educational activities to
    enhance or improve clinical practice or patient care.
    8.2 Establishes goals and objectives with each annual performance appraisal, and
    provides evidence of goal attainment from previous evaluation period.
    8.3 Completes Hospital and nursing competency within 3 months of employment and
    annually within required time frame, submits to Nurse Manager/ Education Coordinator.
    8.4 Maintains hospital property and the hospital environment in a safe, clean and
    intact condition per MHC policy and procedure.
    8.5 Accepts responsibility as charge nurse as indicated
    8.6 Maintains knowledge base required to provide professional standard of care
    8.7 Participates in annual peer review process for self and others when requested.
    Develops improvement plans when applicable


    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


    Licensure: Current Oklahoma RN License
    Experience: One-year acute care experience with the last 6 months being in an acute care setting.
    Certifications: BLS certified. Required certifications must be current before assigned to care for patients independently.
    Other: Must meet the requirements of the Contingency Staffing Program Policy.
    Preferred Education: BSN 


    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. 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, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. 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.


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