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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:

Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing

Licensure: Current Oklahoma License

Certifications: BLS certified

Other: Demonstrates competence by completion of Universal Skills Inventory and Unit Specific Skills Check List within first three months of employment and undated annually

Preferred Certifications: Certifications / Qualifications as required to care for unit specific populations.

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 admitting orders, within one hour of admission if charge nurse unavailable for assessment.

1.2 Completes assessments for each assigned patient every shift and more frequently as indicated by the patient's clinical condition.

1.3 Utilizes Procedure Technicians, 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.

The Intervention Resource Nurse plans ahead for assigned procedure.

2.1 Obtains supplies, equipment and instruments for procedure according to department procedure and with respect to the needs of the patient, procedure and physician's preference card.

2.2 Sets up room according to procedure prior to procedure scheduled time, anticipating variables, the needs of the patient and the physician.

2.3 Updates preference cards as changes and physician requests occur.

2.4 Informs proper personnel when supplies are low so that reorder may occur in a timely manner.

Assists and functions as a member of the procedure team in a knowledgeable, efficient, and courteous manner.

3.1 Brings patient to the room and positions him/her according to procedure, while providing privacy and respecting the dignity of the person.

3.2 Assists in obtaining specimens and identifies and labels specimens immediately, according to lab regulation established procedure

3.3 Anticipates the needs of the physician/nurse and pays attention, responding immediately and appropriately to other needs as they arise.

3.4 Responds to the needs of the patient with sensitivity, care, and compassion by answering call lights immediately.

Prepares, processes, and cares for supplies, instruments and equipment for availability and efficient utilization.

4.1 Cleans, disinfects and/or sterilizes instruments, equipment, and supplies according to established procedure.

4.2 Reprocessing is done to insure compliance with infection prevention guidelines.

4.3 Ability to set up and assist with all OPD procedures.

4.4 Re-stocks room following procedures to ensure availability for the next day.

4.5 Returns all equipment and supplies to proper place to ensure availability to physicians and co-workers.

Maintains and increases standards of performance and education and aids in self and staff development to insure excellence.

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

5.1 Formulates plan of care within specified time for the appropriate unit and revises it every shift as needed.

5.2 Assures that the plan of care includes identified problems, and/or nursing diagnosis, nursing interventions, and goals/ outcomes with target dates. Involves patient and/or significant others in decisions regarding care.

5.3 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.

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

5.5 Collaborates with other health care providers to revise the plan of care, including discharge planning.

5.6 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms understandable to the adult and geriatric patient.

5.7 Plans care based on knowledge of changes associated with aging in the adult and geriatric patient population.

Evaluates effectiveness of services provided.

6.1 Evaluates patient/significant others responses to care and/or education; determines and documents progress towards achievement of outcomes every shift.

6.2 Evaluates patient/significant others' understanding of information provided or skills taught.

6.3 Evaluates the effectiveness of discharge plans for meeting the needs for continuing care.

Demonstrates effective and accurate verbal, written and electronic communication.

7.1 Creates a positive climate for communications.

7.2 Maintains the confidentiality of patient, staff, and hospital information from written, verbal, electronic sources.

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

7.4 Utilizes constructive problem solving techniques to promote change and deal with issues. Follows established channels for addressing issues, concerns and problems.

7.5 Documentation of the Nursing Process is completed according to organizational policies and procedures.

7.6 Maintains relevant knowledge of hospital forms, and completes in a timely, accurate and complete manner.

Participates in unit and organizational activities.

8.1 Participates in at least 75% of staff meetings.

8.2 Participates in Process Improvement activities such as data collection, in-services, and meetings as appropriate.

8.3 Participates in a hospital committee, special project or service (i.e. preceptor to student or new coworker, care management) as requested.

8.4 Participation in local professional organization required.

Demonstrates effective patient safety techniques.

9.1 Complies with JCAHO patient safety goals. Adheres to OSHA standards regarding appropriate safety regulations and procedures.

9.2 Utilizes safe techniques for patient mobility.

9.3 Complies with medication administration as per hospital policies and procedures.

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

Demonstrates professional conduct and development.

10.1 Uses current knowledge achieved through research, evidence based practice or educational activities to enhance or improve clinical practice or patient care.

10.2 Establishes goals and objectives with each annual performance appraisal, and provides evidence of goal attainment from previous evaluation period.

10.3 Completes Hospital and nursing competency within 3 months of employment and annually within required time frame, submits to Nurse Manager/Education Coordinator.

10.4 Maintains hospital property and the hospital environment in a safe, clean and intact condition per MHC policy and procedure.

10.5 Accepts responsibility as charge nurse as indicated.

10.6 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: