Staff Nurse (RN), Medical Intensive Care Unit

Mercy Medical Center

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Job Duties/Essential Functions
  • Job Duties
    • 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.

  • Department Specific Duties
    • Monitors electrocardiograms initiated upon admission and continued until transferred or discharged unless otherwise ordered by a physician.
    • Monitors Invasive Hemodynamic (Swan Ganz catheters, arterial lines, CVP)
    • Assesses Neurologic Monitoring (noninvasive).
    • Manages Mechanical Ventilation/BiPap/High flow Nasal cannula etc.
    • Administers medications including continuous infusion of vasoactives drugs for hemodynamic regulation & narcotics for pain management.
    • Performs venipuncture of peripheral vessels to obtain ordered lab tests. Registered nurses will draw arterial blood gasses.
    • Manages Codes & Dysrhythmias and use of external pacemaker, and defibrillator.
    • Monitors Intra-Abdominal Pressure.
    • Manages Care of high risk patients; STEMI, STROKE, Hypothermia, etc.
    • Acts as Charge Nurse and, when oriented, will function independently in the Code/MET role for the Medical Center.
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
  • Experience in acute care setting preferred.
Education
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing preferred.
  • The department requires Conscious Sedation within six months of hire.
  • The department requires Intra Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) training within 1 year of hire.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa or compact state required.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
  • Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required within 6 months of hire or transfer.
Physical Demand Requirements
  • Heavy: Must be able to lift up to 15 lbs. to waist and shoulder height on frequent basis
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. on occasional basis for assist with patient transfers
  • Rare lifting of up to 100 lbs. for controlled falls
  • Able to lift 15 lbs. overhead on occasional basis.
  • Able to push and pull of up to 20 lbs. of horizontal force on frequent basis, up to 35 lbs. of horizontal force on occasional basis and up to 50 lbs. of horizontal force on rare basis
  • Ability to administer CPR

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Medical Intensive Care Unit
Schedule: Full Time, Variable/Rotating Shifts, 3 12 hour shifts, 7-7m-f, and every third weekend

Job ID: 81910

Posted 8 days ago

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