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RN Flex- Pediatric Flex Team FT .9 (Day/Night)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72

Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provides individualized,high-quality nursing care to patients of all ages. Uses a team approach to delegate andcoordinate patient care at admission, transfer, and discharge. Independently delivers nursing care using theNurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, ethicalprinciples, and professional judgment. Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled. Provides nursing care across all units withintrained specialty.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Assesses, plans, and implements nursing carewhile ensuring patient comfort.
* Practices safe patient handling techniques.
* Continues to evaluate assigned patients andprovides ongoing treatment.
* Anticipates, identifies, and responds toeducational and emotional needs of patients and families.
* Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e.Patient Care Technicians) in caring for patients.
* Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up,maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainagedevices). Utilizes safeguards such as IVpump drug library and monitor alarms whenever available to maximize patientsafety.
* Initiates emergency support measures (i.e.,cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

* Serves in a charge/leadership role based onskill and unit needs. When assignedcharge, makes patient assignments; triages patients; and problem solves withstaff, physicians, patients, families, and ancillary departments.
* Takes assigned call as defined in unit policy.
* Assists with patient care duties/tasks (i.e.,emptying drainage devices, ambulating, and hygiene).
* Assists with clerical duties (i.e., maintenanceof chart, patient record, and answering phones and call lights).
* Maintains patient care supplies, equipment, andenvironment.
* Provides orientation/education for staff,students, and other hospital and community organizations as requested.

DISCLOSURESTATEMENT:

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessaryto describe the essential functions of the job as identified but should not beconsidered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be neededto perform the duties of this position. Must have ability to maintain skills and perform tasks required for theposition as outlined in the list of department competencies.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

* Possession of a current or compact state licenseas a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.
* BSN preferred.
* Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter -Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
* Basic Life Support certified within six (6)weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialingbodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for theProfessional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support.
* Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified withinnine (9) months of hire, if required by your department.

Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.

Additional Information

* Requisition ID: 2019-R0262289
* Schedule: Full-time
* Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , RN Flex- Pediatric Flex Team FT .9 (Day/Night), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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