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Collaborates in the assessment of patient/significant other in a timely, consistent and systematic manner. Documents subjective and objective data according to policy.
1.1 Assists RN with collection of data to be used in the assessment of patients, performs orientation to room and unit, notifies physician of admission and obtains admitting orders within one hour of patient arrival to unit.
1.2 Gathers data to be used in assessments for each patient every 8 hours or more frequently as indicated by the patient's clinical condition and/or as directed by the Registered Nurse.
1.3 Includes information obtained from the patient/significant others in data gathering process.
1.4 Gathers data regarding needs and learning abilities of patient/and or significant others during admission and thereafter.
1.5 Assists the RN with identification of patient problems.
1.6 Performs and documents Hourly Rounding
Collaborates in the development of an outcome oriented plan of care that reflects the patient's actual or potential health problems.
2.1 Collaborates with the RN in the development of the patient's plan of care. Plan of care should include identified problems, and/or nursing diagnosis, nursing interventions, and goals/outcomes with target dates.
2.2 Reviews the plan of care for assigned patients every shift; collaborating with the RN in revisions as necessary.
2.3 Involves the patient and/or significant others in decisions regarding care.
2.4 Prioritizes care delivery according to the patients' needs and unit activities.
2.5 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms understandable to the adult and geriatric patient.
2.6 Assists the RN in planning care based on knowledge of changes associated with aging in the adult and geriatric patient population.
Implements the plan of care under the direction of the RN to achieve the identified outcomes for the patient according to policy and procedure.
3.1 Provides professional nursing care under the direction of the RN to an assigned group of patients according to the prescribed plan of care.
3.2 Assists with and/or performs interventions, including but not limited to nursing unit skills checklist.
3.3 Delegates tasks to unlicensed health care providers according to their documented competencies.
3.4 Demonstrates ability to provide care and information based upon physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other age-related factors for the adult and geriatric patient.
Assists in evaluating the effectiveness of services provided.
4.1 Evaluates patient/significant others' responses to care and/or education; collaborates with the RN in determining progress towards achievement of goals every shift.
4.2 Evaluates patient/significant others' understanding of information provided or skills taught.
4.3 Collaborates with the RN in evaluating the effectiveness of discharge plans for meeting the needs for continuing care.
Demonstrates effective and accurate verbal, written and electronic communication.
5.1 Creates a positive climate for communications.
5.2 Maintains the confidentiality of patient, staff and hospital information from written, verbal, and 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 care and other pertinent data is completed according to organizational policies and procedures.
5.6 Maintains relevant knowledge of hospital forms and completes these in a timely and accurate manner.
5.7 Changes in patient condition and/or medical orders are communicated to the RN in a timely manner.
Participates in unit and organizational activities.
6.1 Participates in 75% of staff meetings.
6.2 Participates in Process Improvement activities such as data collection, inservices, and meetings as appropriate.
6.3 Participation in a hospital committee, special project or service (i.e. preceptor to student or new co-worker) as requested.
Demonstrates effective patient safety techniques.
7.1 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 interdepartmentally.
7.5 Adheres to Joint Commission safety goals.
7.6 Complies with all organizational policies, procedures and protocols and has no documented violations.
Demonstrates continued development of knowledge and skills.
8.1 Uses current knowledge achieved through 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 good attainment from previous evaluation period.
8.3 Completes Hospital and Nursing Competency within 3 months of employment and annually within required time frame and submits to Nurse Manager/Education Coordinator.
8.4 Maintains hospital property and the hospital environment in a safe, clean and intact condition per Mercy Health Center policy and procedure.
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: Licensed to practice practical nursing in this state.
Experience: Four years of LPN experience.
Certifications: BLS certified before assigned to care for patients independently.
Preferred Experience: Rehab experience within the last two years. One year experience in acute medical surgical nursing.
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.