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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.
Under the direction of an RN, the Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing care to patients in the assigned area. This includes providing care in conjunction with therapies as directed by other disciplines. Assists patients with meals and daily care. Administers medication and treatment as prescribed by physician. Transcribes physician's orders and documents on nursing PCP. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, guiding principles and Mercy Standards.
a. Adheres to counting policy by administering all substances, supplies and instruments pertaining to patient care, including, but not limited to:
b. Follows policy/procedure for Incident Report/Sentinel Events
c. Follows Confidentiality Policy/Procedures.
d. Complies with Infection Control Guidelines.
e. Creates a safe environment by adhering to safety goal programs and policies, including, but not limited to:
- Assessing for and implementing Fall Precaution Program
- Restraint Management
- Utilization of Patient I.D. identifiers
- Reading back of telephone and verbal orders; sign off of daily orders
- Time out procedures
- Communication hand offs
- Medication safety practices; barcode compliance and medication reconciliation
- Awareness of dangerous abbreviation and questioning whenever used by any member of HCT
- Utilizing braden score to prioritize patient risk for skin care interventions and the prevention of Nosocomial wounds
- Unit/departmental specific policies
f. Respects patient/guest’s personal property.
g. Adheres to hospital wide and specific department safety regulations, including, but not limited to::
- Fire and Tornado
- Environmental Safety
h. Performs equipment safety checks.
i. Complies with patients rights/regulations.
Coordination of Services
a. Coordinates workflow by communicating to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
b. Demonstrates ability to assist with the work activities of department consistent with patient needs and staff capabilities.
c. Participates in quality improvement activities that ensure and enhance quality of patient care and/or
d. Transcribes physician’s orders accurately, seeking clarification as necessary.
e. Participates in unit’s formal QI Program.
f. Actively participates in unit activities, committees, teams which promote unit operations.
a. Demonstrates proper time management skills and priority setting.
b. Participates in continuing patient assessment, identifies actual physical, social, psychosocial and
spiritual needs of patient and families, and documents in the medical record.
c. Observes changes or unusual occurrences in the patient’s condition and reports them immediately to the appropriate personnel.
d. Initiates and utilizes care paths appropriately.
e. Utilizes appropriate resource person in the implementation of plan of care. Documents evaluation
f. Provides input for and utilizes the established plan of care. Reviews care plan for optimum patient benefit. Participates in patient care conferences.
g. Assists in the implementation of established patient teaching plan. Utilizes resources.
h. Maintains and updates knowledge of current nursing practice. Seeks appropriate learning experiences.
i. Demonstrates appropriate knowledge base related to medications and adheres to hospital policies
regarding their administration.
j. Assures all patient charges/credits are entered appropriately.
k. Documentation is factual, accurate, organized, complete, current, and confidential.
l. Demonstrates flexibility regarding workload, assignments and change.
a. Communicates patient goals, objectives and changes in status to other health care team members and utilizes input to revise care plan for optimum patient benefit.
b. Shift report is factual, accurate, organized, complete, current, and confidential.
a. Demonstrates competence in initiating and maintaining use of routine equipment and procedures.
b. Demonstrates competence in assisting physicians with diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.
c. Performs technical skills relative to area of nursing practice.
d. Assists in evaluation of new products, 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:
Licensure: Must have either a current Licensed Practical Nurse Temporary Permit/LPN license in the State of Missouri
Certifications: Must be certified in IV therapy.
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.