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Staff Nurse (RN) Digestive Health Center

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Reference #: 13282

Job Information:

Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus!

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by being a competent, respectful, and compassionate professional who is able to safely, appropriately, accurately, efficiently and independently follow Mercy's standards along with policies and procedures while caring for patients. The Registered Staff Nurse works with the unit specific team members to identify clinical problems, develop a plan, and educate patients and families.

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
  • Ensure that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome
  • Demonstrates competent assessment, planning, intervention, coordination and evaluation skills based on the individual patient plan of care.
  • Continually assesses patient and family needs in order to provide quality care based on a patient centered care model.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and judgment necessary to implement a patient plan of care, nursing interventions and procedures.
  • Maintains accurate and real time documentation of nursing care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team, according to hospital policy and procedure related to documentation parameters.
  • Functions as a role model for current and new staff by creating a healthy work environment to facilitate the department's or unit's ability to meet identified goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitor and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.
  • Directs other licensed and non-licensed personnel in the provision of care to patients as assigned.
  • Demonstrate effective and age appropriate communication as well as the ability to understand the needs of the patient including non-verbal communication, fears, anxieties and language/cultural barriers
  • Responds within scope of practice to emergencies and life threatening conditions
  • Adheres to and promotes patient safety practices throughout the patient experience.
  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with all members of the healthcare team.
  • Provides ongoing education to patients and families.
  • Delegates to other staff registered nurse, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, patient care technicians, unit secretaries, and other staff positions specific to the department.

Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of moderate sedation medications, actions, and reversal agents used
  • Demonstrates ability to recognize cardiac rhythms and knows how to treat arrhythmias appropriately
  • Operates equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner as instructed
  • Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by department standards
  • Demonstrates ability to troubleshoot equipment
  • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures and correct use of protective barrier equipment
  • Supports an environment that nurtures collaboration, teamwork, and mutual respect through effective communication, demonstrated by effective working relationships
  • Balances multiple priorities simultaneously, assuring the timely and accurate completion of each task, and maintaining quality standards

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Sound background in basic nursing principles and procedures.
  • Demonstrates competency in unit specific skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide safe and effective basic nursing care.
  • Role Models exemplary customer service skills including verbal and non-verbal skills and proper phone etiquette.
  • Creates a welcoming environment for all healthcare team members.
  • Committed to ongoing self-development and learning.

Professional Experience- Required vs. Preferred
  • Experience in acute care setting preferred.

Education-Required vs. Preferred
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred
  • Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa required.
  • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support required within 1 year of hire or transfer.

Physical Activity Requirements
A. Constant = 67-100% of workday
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Lifting
  • Talking
  • Hearing

B. Frequent = 34-66% of workday
  • Reaching
  • Fingering
  • Repetitive motion
  • Stooping
  • Kneeling
  • Crouching
  • Pushing
  • Pulling
  • Grasping
  • Feeling
  • Handling

C. Occasional = 33% or less of workday
  • Sitting
  • Balancing
  • Climbing

Physical Demand Requirements
  • Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Posted 11/13/17

Job ID: 62531