• Registered Nurse (RN) - Med/Surg

    Job Locations US-IA-Mount Pleasant
    Job ID
    2018-1150
    Category
    Nursing
    Type
    72 hours/pay period
  • Overview

    Current Iowa license, BLS, telemetry, ACLS, PALS.


    Essential Functions

     

      1. Assesses physical, psychological, social, spiritual and educational needs of the patient and family specifically related to age.
      2. Provides a nursing assessment of the patient on admission and updates continuously throughout the patients visit in the electronic health record.
      3. Maintains and respects all patient rights and cares for the patient in a dignified and compassionate manner.
      4. Maintains and respects all patient related information (confidentiality).
      5. Summarizes assessment data, which is documented in the electronic health record and communicates to other patient care providers.
      6. Continuously updates the plan of care based on ongoing assessments.
      7. Assists in development of discharge planning with regard to age, utilizing all available resources.
      8. Implements nursing plan of care based on provider orders and nursing diagnosis with regard to age in accordance with established Policies and Procedures. Intervenes with appropriate techniques, procedures, and safety precautions.
      9. Acts as a role model to all staff, displaying exemplary behavior and attitude at all times while at work or at HCHC functions.
      10. Set the example of professionalism of HCHC and nursing on and off the unit.
      11. Serves as a professional role model in appearance, communication, and ethical behavior.
      12. Establish strong working relationships with the patient care providers, including patient rounding.
      13. Actively and consistently participates in Interdisciplinary Rounds and Care Coordination rounds as scheduled.
      14. Establish a service excellence on the unit by making patient satisfaction rounds each shift with proper follow-up and resolution.
      15. Establish a high regard for patient safety by completing patient safety rounds shift with proper follow-up and resolution.
      16. Assists and supports unit budget.
      17. Assists and supports effective communication on the unit.
      18. Assists and supports unit and organizational quality initiatives.
      19. Keeps Nursing Leadership informed of: Unusual patient or staff occurrences, changes in staffing requirements relating to patient activity/acuity, commendable performance and/or disciplinary issues, operational issues within patient care department
      20. Delivers care to the patient in the health care continuum utilizing the nursing process
      21. Completes and documents hourly rounding on patient assignments
      22. Serves as a patient advocate at all times
      23. Identifies and performs service recovery as needed
      24. Demonstrates the ability to manage a typical patient assignment
      25. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in the overall management of patient care
      26. Educates patients and families
      27. Efficiently delegates to and supervises CNAs and other clinical designees
      28. Efficiently coordinates ancillary service
      29. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques
      30. Complies with all relevant nursing policies and procedures
      31. Complies with all relevant HCHC policies and standards
      32. Demonstrates flexibility with staffing needs
      33. Self-directs personal and learning needs on an ongoing basis. Seeks learning opportunities to meet the identified needs through formal and informal means and keeps educational records curren
      34. Evaluates effectiveness of educational programs; changes to meet personal learning needs
      35. Supports the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Nursing Division
      36. Acts as a resource person regarding patient care, specialty area, orientation, and teaching of the staff
      37. Strives for quality in patient care and, as necessary, challenges and/or corrects errors of peers to ensure patient safety and well-being
      38. Participates in and supports research programs and activities and performance improvement activities. Also, participates in nursing councils and other activities, which promote the growth and development of nursing and/or patient care.
      39. Willingness to cross-train to SCU and other HCHC departments
      40. Successful completion of skills checklist within 45 days of hire
      41. Attends all mandatory inservices / education within HCHC
      42. Acquires required CEU’s to maintain licensure and/or certification.
      43. Assists with maintenance of equipment assigned to patient care and reports problems and orders service as needed.
      44. Other duties as individually assigned.

    Qualifications

    Med Surg RN

    1. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
    2. Current state licensure by Iowa Board of Nursing.
    3. Prefer current health related experience within the past five (5) years.
    4. Prefer current BCLS certification or completion within six months of hire.
    5. Prefer current PALS certification or completion within one year of hire.
    6. Prefer current ACLS certification or completion within one year of hire.

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