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Provides professional nursing care to patients within the medical practice in support of, and as directed by, the physicians. Assists the physician in the treatment of patients and completes related clinical paperwork. The incumbent in this position shall carry out his or her responsibilities and integrate into his or her work ethic the Mercy Philosophy of caring for the sick and suffering, respect for human life and the dignity of each person, applying Christian values to all crucial human issues in the area over which he or she has responsibility. In communicating with patients, families, visitors and employees, a caring, friendly, personal and professional approach is expected. Performs related duties as assigned. All the duties, responsibilities and qualification documented in this job description are subject to reasonable accommodation. This job description is not to be construed as a detailed statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Employees of St. John's Health System are expected to comply with all federal, state and local regulations in addition to organization policy and procedures.
3.1 Evaluates patient's progress in attaining expected outcomes. Notifies RN when patient is not progressing as expected.
Communication – First Touch
4.1 Utilizes “First Touch” communication techniques in all interactions.
4.2 Documents in a pertinent, thorough manner, consistent with established policies and procedures.
4.3 Keeps patient and authorized individuals informed on aspects of care throughout hospitalization.
4.4 Gives report in concise and pertinent manner using SBAR format.
4.5 Communicates necessary information to physician utilizing read-back when appropriate and follows-up as needed.
4.6 Keeps RN aware of abnormal findings not previously identified in patient and consults with shift coordinator RN regarding pertinent changes in patient conditions.
Demonstrates leadership skills within scope of LPN license.
5.1 Delegates tasks appropriately and effectively to nurse assistants/unit secretaries.
5.2 Follows up to see that delegated tasks are carried out as assigned.
5.3 Demonstrates patient advocacy skills.
6.1 Is compliant with bar code scanning.
6.2 Documents patient care according to written plan of care/clinical pathway and established policies/procedures.
6.3 Assures that Core Measures are implemented and documented per guidelines.
7.1 Recognizes patient safety needs.
7.2 Provides safe environment for patient.
7.3 Implements and documents fall precautions according to Fall Risk Assessment/Fall Prevention Policy.
7.4 Utilizes patient lift/transfer equipment appropriately and safely.
7.5 Wears proper Personal Protective Equipment when appropriate.
7.6 Observes Standard Precautions consistently.
7.7 Complies with Hand Hygiene Policy.
7.8 Completes appropriate reports regarding patient incidents.
8.1 Wears clothing and Health System badge consistent with dress code, and attends to personal hygiene to maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance.
8.2 Meets Health System attendance and punctuality standards.
8.3 Remains current with changes in policies/procedures and complies with policies/procedures.
8.4 Remains current by attending unit staff meetings/reading minutes.
8.5 Is responsive to staffing needs.
8.6 Performs additional duties as assigned.
Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Education: Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. Knowledge of the principles and skills needed for nursing, care, examination, diagnostic and treatment room procedures. Knowledge of medications and their effects, patient education, principles to develop a self-care program, instruments and common safety practices.
Licensure: Current valid state license.
Certifications: CPR certification or obtain within 90 days of employment.
Other: Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Skill in assisting and performing a variety of medical treatments and procedures. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Must be able to interpret, adapt and apply guidelines and policies. Must be able to communicate clearly and establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, staff and the public. Basic computer terminal and keyboard skills, or the ability to learn these skills, in order to access information and enter clinical data. Equipment Used: Must be able to operate equipment normally related to the specialty of the clinic.
We'll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. 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, along with exceptional quality care. 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.
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.
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