Nursing Intern, Organizational Development

Mercy Medical Center

This position supports Mercy’s philosophy of patient centered care by adhering to established practice standards and for continually improving his/her knowledge and skills. With the supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Nursing Intern coordinates interdisciplinary, age appropriate patient care, which is goal directed and utilizes the nursing process.
Job Duties
  • Prioritize tasks, identify needs for changes in priorities and take the initiative to recommend and implement changes in concert with their supervisor.
  • Assist in identifying quality improvement opportunities and demonstrate support for changes in practice designed to improve performance.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of patient rooms and department work areas.
  • Organize and prioritize daily work, taking into account the needs of the patients, families, and other health care workers.
  • Demonstrate support for changes in practice designed to improve performance.
  • Respond within scope of practice to emergencies and life threatening conditions.
  • Assure patient privacy by knocking on doors, closing curtainsand protecting patient information.
  • Maintain accurate and real time documentationof patient care provided.
  • Demonstrate effective and age appropriate communicationas well as the ability to understand the needs of the patient including non-verbal communiation, fears, anxieties and language/cultural barriers.
  • Observe and communicate to the licensed nurse any changes in patient condition and pertinent information regarding the needs of the patient and/or significant others.
  • Provide safe and effective patient care under the supervision of the licensed nurse by performing tasks and support functions as delegated by the department.
  • 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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Sound background in basic nursing principles and procedures and demonstrated ability to provide safe and effective basic nursing care.
  • Demonstrate competency in unit specific skills as identified in the developmental checklist.
Professional Experience
  • Previous experience in a med/surg or telemetry setting preferred.
  • Currently enrolled as a senior in a BSN program and enrolled at Mt. Mercy University in course NU 360: Clinical Internship.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Currently certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) 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 prior to start or transfer date.
Physical Demand Requirements
  • Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Organizational Development
Schedule: Full Time, Variable/Rotating Shifts, Up to 36 hrs/wk, scheduled in conjunction with preceptor's schedule

Job ID: 82914

Posted 12 days ago

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