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Registered Nurse

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Lima
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health**Up to $10,000 Sign-On Bonuses + New Increased Rates!!**Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
The Registered Nurse Medical/Surgical functions as a care provider of a multidisciplinary care team responsible for the delivery of patient care through using the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The RN possesses the basic knowledge of a patient's age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care, demonstrates strong skills related to effective time management and prioritizing patient care, contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement initiatives, collaborates with other professional disciplines, and supports the mission of the ministry to provide physical and psychological support to patients and families.

Essential Job Functions
In collaboration with members of interdisciplinary teams, the RN establishes goals and strategies for meeting the discharge or continuing care needs with the patient. The RN performs and documents complete patient assessments, initiates and maintains current nursing care plans for all assigned patients, identifies patient learning needs to provide individualized and comprehensive teaching, administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health policies and procedures, serves as a point of contact for patients' care coordination throughout the hospital departments, acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing quality improvement in the department, and serves as a patient advocate in collaboration with spiritual care, palliative care, and ethics.


  • Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge, and scope of practice of staff.
  • Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides education (based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and implementation) to nursing staff and others.
  • Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission.
  • Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive resources.
  • Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan of care.
  • Application of the nursing process in patient care delivery.
  • Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes; revises plan of care accordingly.
  • Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness.
  • Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient care.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for patients and their support resources.
  • Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires information to perform safely.
  • Advances personal and professional growth through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services, and workshops.
  • Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and delegated actions.
  • Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models effective stewardship of available resources.
  • Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and difficult circumstances.
  • Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.
  • Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies.
    Working Conditions
    Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
    May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
    May be required to use physical restraints
    May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
    May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids
    May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials
    May have periods of constant interruptions
    Prolonged periods of working alone

    Physical Requirements
    Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%
    Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
    Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
    Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
    Stoop/Kneel 0%
    Crawling 0%
    Climbing 1-33%
    Balance 1-33%
    Bending 34-66%
    Sitting 34-66%
    Walking 34-66%
    Standing 34-66%

    Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
    Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
    Perform shift work
    Maneuver weight of patients
    Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder
    Reach above shoulder
    Repetitive arm/hand movements
    Finger Dexterity
    Color Vision
    Acuity - far
    Acuity - near
    Depth perception
    Use of Latex Gloves
    Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
    Exposure to moving mechanical parts
    Exposure to dust/fumes
    Exposure to potential electrical shock
    Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
    Exposure to high pitched noises
    Gaseous risk exposure

    Patient Population
    Adolescents (13-17 years)
    Adults (18-64 years)
    Geriatrics (65 years and older)
    Mercy Health
    About Mercy HealthAs a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Mercy Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Mercy Health seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.
    Registered Nurse (RN) - Med-Surg - Mercy St. Rita's
    Job Summary:The Med-Surg Registered Nurse (RN) position is responsible for delivering exceptional nursing care to patients by:
    • Utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status
    • Providing care to patients with medical and surgical diagnoses
    • Implementing clinical nursing interventions
    • Having a highly diverse medical skillset
    • Developing and performing patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes
    • Ensuring a safe and therapeutic environment
      Essential Functions:
      • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary care team
      • Collect vital signs, administer IV medications, understand charting and assess patient condition
      • Ability to perform at a higher patient-to-nurse ratio
      • Evaluate, update and revise plan of care to facilitate achievement of planned and expected outcomes
      • Administer medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Mercy Health policies and procedures
      • Other duties as assigned
        • Diploma of Nursing or Associate of Nursing from an accredited nursing program
        • Bachelor's degree in nursing (preferred)
          Work Experience:
          • Previous RN experience on a similar nursing unit or Long-Term Care setting
            Required Licensing & Certifications:
            • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)
            • Basic Life Support (BLS) - American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain prior to direct patient care)Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.We'll also reward your hard work with:
              • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
              • Prescription drug coverage
              • Flexible spending accounts
              • Life insurance w/AD&D
              • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
              • Paid time off
              • Educational Assistance
              • And much moreScheduled Weekly Hours:40Work Shift:AllDepartment:Med/Surg Telemetry Unit - St. Rita'sAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

Keywords: Mercy Health, Fort Wayne , Registered Nurse , Healthcare , Lima, Indiana

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