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RN -Critical Care Resource Pool- PRN (Varied) **Experience Required**

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 17, 2019

Job Description:


GENERAL SUMMARY:

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




ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care
while ensuring patient comfort.

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Practices safe patient handling techniques.

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Continues to evaluate assigned patients and
provides ongoing treatment.

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Anticipates, identifies, and responds to
educational and emotional needs of patients and families.

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Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e.
Patient Care Technicians) in caring for patients.

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Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up,
maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainage
devices).-- Utilizes safeguards such as IV
pump drug library and monitor alarms whenever available to maximize patient
safety.

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Initiates emergency support measures (i.e.,
cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).

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MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

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Serves in a charge/leadership role based on
skill and unit needs.-- When assigned
charge, makes patient assignments; triages patients; and problem solves with
staff, physicians, patients, families, and ancillary departments.

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Takes assigned call as defined in unit policy.

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Assists with patient care duties/tasks (i.e.,
emptying drainage devices, ambulating, and hygiene).

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Assists with clerical duties (i.e., maintenance
of chart, patient record, and answering phones and call lights).

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Maintains patient care supplies, equipment, and
environment.

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Provides orientation/education for staff,
students, and other hospital and community organizations as requested.

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MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

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Possession of a current or compact state license
as a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.--

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BSN preferred.

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Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter -
Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

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Basic Life Support 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.

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified within
nine (9) months of hire, if required by your department.

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Additional Information


































































  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0255593

























































































































































  • Schedule: Part-time




























































































































































































































































  • Market: Mercy Medical Center


























































































































































Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines , RN -Critical Care Resource Pool- PRN (Varied) **Experience Required**, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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