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Responsible for implementing, in coordination with Nursing Leadership and Talent Development Optimization (TDO), programs aimed at improving competencies and increasing awareness of nursing trends. In conjunction with Nurse Managers, TDO, Physician leaders, and administration, develops and monitors QI programs for the Nursing Divisions, and all other Ancillary Departments. Coordinates clinical education at the unit and overall division level. Serves as a clinical conultant and a role model by planning and coordinating patient care in area of specialty practice. Acts as a consultant to the bedside nurse regarding specialty patient situations, directing the nurse in the appropriate direction and providing the necessary education. Including but not limited to IV therapy, wound therapy and care of the complex patient. As a resource person for the Hospital, consults with physicians, consumers, community and other health care disciplines. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values and mercy standards. Perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values and Mercy Signature Service
a. Follows policy/procedure for Incident Report/ Sentinel events.
b. Follows Confidentiality Policy/ Procedure.
c. Complies with Infection Control Guidelines
d. Creates a Safe Environment
-Assists with the development of Unit/Department specific policies
e. Adheres to Hospital wide and specific safety regulations
-Fire & tornado
f. Coordinates equipment safety checks
g. Complies with patients rights/ regulations and serves as a coach/mentor for others
Coordination of Services
a. Consults collaboratively with other members of the Nursing Department, other departments, and other health care professionals within the institution or community .
b. Evaluates practice and effectively implements change as a result of Quality Improvement (QI) studies or research
c. Acts as a role model and mentor to a variety of populations.
d. Acts a consultant to the staff nurse in caring for complex clinical patients and directs the nurse to the appropriate resource / education
a. Accepts responsibility for keeping self informed of current nursing practice
b. Accepts responsibility to enhance individual goals and professionalism
c. Acts as a consultant to the bedside caregiver including, but not limited to helping with complex patients, equipment, and or disease processes.
d. In conjunction with the nurse manager, directs the scope of practice in the nursing setting based upon specific area.
e. Organizes and participates in educational programs for individuals, staff and community
f. Analyzes educational process and plans appropriate interventions
a. Consults individually with other members of the health care team.
b. Utilizes interpersonal skills to enhance achievement of role components.
c. Communicates effectively with Nursing Leadership and TDO for collaborative program development.
a. Demonstrates competence initiating and maintaining use of routine equipment and procedures.
b. Demonstrates competence in assisting physicians with diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
c. Displays proficiency in technical skills relative to area of nursing practice.
d. Coordinates and assists in evaluation of new products, supplies, equipment, policies, procedures and standards.
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:
Education: BSN required
Licensure: Must have a current RN temporary permit/ RN license in the State of Missouri
Experience: Requires three - five years of experience in inpatient nursing.
Other: The person must be able to function well with a high degree of independence and initiative and possess an in depth knowledge of clinical nursing. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Because of the changing needs of the department/institution, the appropriate percent of time devoted to the duties of the clinician, educator, researcher and consultant as outlined in duties and responsibilities may be contracted differently for certain periods of time.
Preferred Education: MSN preferred
Preferred Experience: Prefer minimum of 1 year experience in prior nursing leadership or education.
Preferred Certifications: Prefer specialty certification in 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.