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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Registered Nurse-Flex, Emergency Dept, Mid Shift
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Mercy Healthcare | Oklahoma City, OK
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Job Description

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We're expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.

Position Qualifications:

Licensure: Current Oklahoma RN License

Experience: 1 yr ED experience

Certifications: BLS, ACLS certified. Required certifications must be current before assigned to care for patients independently.

Preferred Education: BSN

Preferred Certifications: TNCC, PALS, ENPC, CEN

We'll Support You at Work and Home

Getting respect doesn't come easy in healthcare. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a "top 100 places to work." We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care-that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Assesses the condition of patient and/or significant other in a timely, consistent and

systematic manner. Documents objective and subjective data according to policy

1.1 Initiates nursing assessment, performs orientation to room and unit, notifies physician

of admission, and obtains orders.

1.2 Completes assessments for each assigned patient every shift and more frequently

as indicated by the patient's clinical condition.

1.3 Utilizes ERTechnicians, ER Paramedics, and other appropriate health care

workers in data gathering functions of the nursing assessment.

1.4 Includes information obtained from the patient and/or significant others in the

assessment. Documents clearly and concisely initial and ongoing assessment data

about the patient in the permanent record.

1.5 Assesses and appropriately documents the educational needs and learning abilities

of the patient and/or significant others during the admission and subsequent

assessments in the computerized care plan.

1.6 Notifies patient's appropriate physician when changes in assessment occur.

1.7 Demonstrates knowledge of special needs and behaviors of specific age groups to

include neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adults, and geriatrics.

Develops an outcome oriented plan of care that reflects the patient's actual or potential

health problems

2.1 Initial iinterview and assessment are written in a timely manner

upon patient arrival to exam room.

2.2Formulates plan of care upon admission and revises it every shift as needed.

2.3 Assures that the plan of care includes identified problems, and/or nursing

diagnosis, nursing interventions, and goals/ outcomes. Involves patient and/or

significant others in decisions regarding care.

2.4 Assures that the plan of care is based on patients' current problems, congruent

with the medical plan of care, and incorporates preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative,

palliative, and comfort nursing interventions.

2.5 Prioritizes care delivery according to the patients' needs and unit activities.

2.6 Collaborates with other health care providers to revise the plan of care, including

discharge planning.

2.7 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms

understandable to the adult and geriatric patient.

2.8 Plans care based on knowledge of changes associated with aging in the adult and

geriatric patient population.

Implements the plan of care in a systematic, organized manner to achieve the

identified outcomes for the patient according to policy and procedure

3.1 Patients are triaged appropriately according to acuity.

3.2 Able to prioritize care of a tem of patients in an efficient, systematic manner to

achieve optimum outcomes.

3.3 Assists with and/or performs procedures including but not limited to the nursing unit

skills checklist.

3.4 Delegates tasks to ER Paramedics and unlicensed health care providers according

to their documented competencies.

3.5 Demonstrates ability to provide care and information based upon physical,

psycho/social, cultural, safety and other age-related factors for the adult/geriatric


3.6 Works as a Team Player by assisting others without being asked and takes

initiative to bring new patients to available rooms.

Evaluates effectiveness of services provided

4.1 Evaluates patient/significant others

responses to care and/or education; determines and documents progress towards

achievement of outcomes.

4.2 Reasses patient as condition warrents, documenting any changes. Notify

physician of any change that may result in a need to modify the plan of care.

4.3 Evaluates patient/significant others' understanding of information provided or skills


4.4 Evaluates the effectiveness of discharge plans for meeting the needs for continuing


Demonstrates effective and accurate verbal, written and electronic communication

5.1 Creates a positive climate for communications.

5.2 Maintains the confidentiality of patient, staff, and hospital information from written,

verbal, electronic sources.

5.3 Communication is timely, accurate, concise, complete, and appropriate.

5.4 Utilizes constructive problem solving techniques to promote change and deal with

issues. Follows established channels for addressing issues, concerns and problems.

5.5 Documentation of the Nursing Process is completed according to organizational

policies and procedures.

5.6 Maintains relevant knowledge of hospital forms, and completes in a timely,

accurate and complete manner.

5.7 Shift change report will be accurate and documentation up to date for oncoming


5.8 Gives clear and accurate report during "hand-off" to other departments, utilizes

"Ticket to Ride" when applicable.

Participates in unit and organizational activities.

6.1 Participates in at least 75% of staff


6.2 Participates in Process Improvement activities such as data collection, in-services,

and meetings as appropriate.

6.3 Participates in a hospital committee, special project or service (i.e. preceptor to

student or new coworker, care management) as requested.

6.4 Performs monthly chart reviews.

Demonstrates effective patient safety techniques and ensures a clean, safe, functional

work environment

7.1 Complies with JCAHO patient safety goals. Adheres to OSHA

standards regarding appropriate safety regulations and procedures.

7.2 Utilizes safe techniques for patient mobility

7.3 Complies with medication administration as per hospital policies and procedures

7.4 Performs patient hand offs utilizing patient safety tools both from shift to shift and interdepartmentally.

7.5 Conduct walk-through of assigned rooms and restock rooms with needed supplies

to assure a state of readiness.

7.6 TUrn over rooms after each patient use following Iinfection Control guidelines

7.7 Adheres to universal precautions and complies with all Infection Control guidelines

Demonstrates professional conduct and development.

8.1 Uses current knowledge achieved through research, evidence based practice or educational activities to

enhance or improve clinical practice or patient care.

8.2 Establishes goals and objectives with each annual performance appraisal, and

provides evidence of goal attainment from previous evaluation period.

8.3 Completes Hospital and nursing competency within 3 months of employment and

annually within required time frame, submits to Nurse Manager/ Education Coordinator.

8.4 Maintains hospital property and the hospital environment in a safe, clean and

intact condition per MHC policy and procedure.

8.5 Maintains knowledge base required to provide professional standard of care

Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

About Mercy Healthcare

Since 1993, Saint Margaret Mercy has offered the most advanced wound treatment for people with chronic non-healing wounds. The Wound Healing & Prevention Institute at Saint Margaret Mercy is a comprehensive outpatient treatment center designed to complement a primary physician's services in the treatment and prevention of chronic non-healing wounds. The comprehensive treatment plan is individualized for each patient and includes the following elements that are critical to wound healing and prevention: Comprehensive wound specific assessment Diagnostic testing Vascular assessment Nutritional assessment Infection control Wound debridement Edema control Pressure relief Advanced topical wound therapies Patient, caregiver and community education Our team of specialists have been trained in state-of-the-art wound management and have achieved a level of expertise unmatched in the region. Our multidisciplinary team includes professionals with the following backgrounds: General Surgery Infection Disease Internal Medicine Nutrition Orthopedic Surgery Podiatry Vascular Surgery Wound Specialist Registered Nurses and technicians In addition to comprehensive wound management, we offer the following services: