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Registered Nurse-RN - Med/Surg/Telemetry/Observation

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Lima
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Nurse-RN - Med/Surg/Telemetry/Observation Apply Now Requisition R127077 Market Lima, OH--> Market Lima, Ohio Department Med/Surg Unit - St. Rita's - Med Surg Tele Obs 8Ab Department--> Shift All Schedule Full-time Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthMercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center**Up to $10,000 Sign-On Bonuses + New Increased Rates!!**Full Time, Part Time, PRN, Days, and Nights AvailableAs 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.Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of PositionThe 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.Skills 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 ConditionsPeriods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occurMay be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuseMay be required to use physical restraintsMay be exposed to high noise levels and bright lightsMay be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluidsMay be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materialsMay have periods of constant interruptionsProlonged periods of working alonePhysical RequirementsLifting/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/HazardsManual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)Perform shift workManeuver weight of patientsHear alarms/telephone/tape recorderReach above shoulderRepetitive arm/hand movementsFinger DexterityColor VisionAcuity - farAcuity - nearDepth perceptionUse of Latex GlovesExposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergentsExposure to moving mechanical partsExposure to dust/fumesExposure to potential electrical shockExposure to x ray/electromagnetic energyExposure to high pitched noisesGaseous risk exposurePatient PopulationAdolescents (13-17 years)Adults (18-64 years)Geriatrics (65 years and older)Mercy HealthAbout 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. RitasJob 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 environmentEssential 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 assignedEducation:
      • Diploma of Nursing or Associate of Nursing from an accredited nursing program
      • Bachelors degree in nursing (preferred)Work Experience:
        • Previous RN experience on a similar nursing unit or Long-Term Care settingRequired 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)MercyHealth is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:
            • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
            • Prescription drug coverage
            • Flexible spending accounts
            • Life insurance w/AD&D
            • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
            • Paid time off
            • Educational Assistance
            • And much more *Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:36Work Shift: All Department: Med/Surg Unit - St. Rita's - Med Surg Tele Obs 8AbAll 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 youd 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 recruitment@mercy.com. 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 Apply Now

Keywords: Mercy Health, Fort Wayne , Registered Nurse-RN - Med/Surg/Telemetry/Observation, Healthcare , Lima, Indiana

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