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RN - Children's Emergency Department - FT.9 (6:30am-7pm)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: September 19, 2019

Job Description:


GENERAL SUMMARY:


Provides
professional emergency nursing care for acutely ill and injured patients
incorporating the nursing process of all age groups including neonates, infants,
children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics.--
Provides patient and family education.--
Serves as a patient advocate and liaison with other health care
providers.-- Serves as a preceptor for new
employees and students.

--

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  • Applies professional emergency nursing skills in the care and treatment
    of acutely ill and injured patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment,
    planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Promotes patient-centered care through:
  • Respect of the patient's values, preferences, and expressed needs
  • Coordination and integration of care
  • Information, communication, and education
  • Physical comfort
  • Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety
  • Involvement of family and friends
  • Transition and continuity
  • Collaborates with the patient, significant
    others, and ancillary departments to create a multidisciplinary healthcare team
    whose goal is to provide care that is continuous and well-coordinated.
  • Provides for actual and anticipated education needs and includes
    education to meet these needs in the plan of care.
  • Communicates proactively to the healthcare team the plan of care, changes
    in the patient's condition, the patient's progress, the discharge plan, and
    other relevant information.
  • Must quickly, efficiently, and calmly respond to emergent and critical
    situations.
  • Manages the complex care of critically ill and injured patients.
  • Triages patients quickly and efficiently per the Emergency Department's
    policies specific to Triage.






























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    • Documents a comprehensive patient record that is organized and complete,
      reflecting all aspects of nursing care provided.
    • Anticipates patient's needs and assists the provider during the
      examination and procedures.
    • Provides psychological support based on assessed need.
    • Utilizes multiple teaching methods.--
      Discharge instructions are reviewed and understanding acknowledged by
      the patient/family.
    • Assess community resources as indicated.
    • Supervises Emergency Department Technicians.
    • Serves as a preceptor for students and employees (i.e. EMS,
      nursing, new employees).
    • Checks and maintains medical equipment and supplies.
    • Works independently using the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, and
      professional judgment.-- Makes
      recommendations to improve the Emergency Department's Standards of Care.



















      Position Type: Regular
      Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
      Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER











      MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND
      ABILITIES REQUIRED:


      • Possession of a
        current or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the
        State of Iowa.--
      • One year of RN experience preferred OR
        new graduate if the candidate has completed senior nursing preceptorship at
        Mercy Emergency or previous experience as an emergency department technician or
        experience in a pre-hospital environment.
      • Proof of
        completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within
        3 months of hire.
      • Basic Life
        Support (BLS) certified within six (6) weeks of hire.-- Acceptable credentialing bodies and
        certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
        and American Heart Association Basic Life Support.
      • Completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months
        of hire.





























        Additional Information


































































        • Requisition ID: 2019-R0245503

























































































































































        • Schedule: Full-time




























































































































































































































































        • Market: Mercy Medical Center


























































































































































Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , RN - Children's Emergency Department - FT.9 (6:30am-7pm), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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