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RN - Emergency Department - FT.9 (6:30pm-7am)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: Providesprofessional emergency nursing care for acutely ill and injured patientsincorporating the nursing process of all age groups including neonates, infants,children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics.?Provides patient and family education.?Serves as a patient advocate and liaison with other health careproviders.? Serves as a preceptor for newemployees and students. ?ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Applies professional emergency nursing skills in the care and treatmentof acutely ill and injured patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment,planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Promotes patient-centered care through:
  • Respect of the patient?s values, preferences, and expressed needs
  • Coordination and integration of care
  • Information, communication, and education
  • Physical comfort
  • Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety
  • Involvement of family and friends
  • Transition and continuity
  • Collaborates with the patient, significantothers, and ancillary departments to create a multidisciplinary healthcare teamwhose goal is to provide care that is continuous and well-coordinated.
  • Provides for actual and anticipated education needs and includeseducation to meet these needs in the plan of care.
  • Communicates proactively to the healthcare team the plan of care, changesin the patient?s condition, the patient?s progress, the discharge plan, andother relevant information.
  • Must quickly, efficiently, and calmly respond to emergent and criticalsituations.
  • Manages the complex care of critically ill and injured patients.
  • Triages patients quickly and efficiently per the Emergency Department?spolicies specific to Triage. ?
    • Documents a comprehensive patient record that is organized and complete,reflecting all aspects of nursing care provided.
    • Anticipates patient?s needs and assists the provider during theexamination and procedures.
    • Provides psychological support based on assessed need.
    • Utilizes multiple teaching methods.?Discharge instructions are reviewed and understanding acknowledged bythe patient/family.
    • Assess community resources as indicated.
    • Supervises Emergency Department Technicians.
    • Serves as a preceptor for students and employees (i.e. EMS,nursing, new employees).
    • Checks and maintains medical equipment and supplies.
    • Works independently using the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, andprofessional judgment.? Makesrecommendations to improve the Emergency Department?s Standards of Care.Position Type: Regular
      Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
      Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
      MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ANDABILITIES REQUIRED:
      • Possession of acurrent or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by theState of Iowa.?
      • One year of RN experience preferred ORnew graduate if the candidate has completed senior nursing preceptorship atMercy Emergency or previous experience as an emergency department technician orexperience in a pre-hospital environment.
      • Proof ofcompletion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within3 months of hire.
      • Basic LifeSupport (BLS) certified within six (6) weeks of hire.? Acceptable credentialing bodies andcertifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuerand American Heart Association Basic Life Support.
      • Completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 6 monthsof hire. Additional Information
        • Requisition ID: 2019-R0246965
        • Schedule: Full-time
        • Market: Mercy Medical Center

Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, West Des Moines , RN - Emergency Department - FT.9 (6:30pm-7am), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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