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RN Pre/Post Surgery- Ambulatory Surgery FT (8:30am-7:00pm)

Company: Mercy Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Job Description:


GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provides individualized, high-quality nursing care
to patients of all ages.-- Uses a team
approach to delegate and coordinate patient care at admission, transfer, and
discharge.-- Independently delivers
nursing care using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies,
nursing standards, ethical principles, and professional judgment.-- Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays
as scheduled.-- Job duties may vary by shift or may be unit-specific.

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CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY
STATEMENT:

It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical
Center to abide by and
promote the mission and core values of the Spirit of Mercy.

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CORPORATE POLICY STATEMENT:

It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical Center
to comply with Mercy's mission, values, standards of conduct, policies,
procedures and related policies.

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HIPAA SECURITY COMPLIANCE:

Security
Access:-- High "Incumbent has access to
restricted or confidential patient information and must comply with the terms
of the Mercy Medical Center Security Policies as it applies to their job role."

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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Administers nursing care to patients; includes
assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient's care plan in
coordination with the physician.


Provides nursing care
guided by physician orders, unit protocols and professional judgment.

Communicates
effectively and appropriately with staff, physicians, patients, families
and other healthcare team members.

Participates in ongoing
educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional
issues.

Contributes to the
professional development of peers and colleagues by sharing knowledge and
skills.

Delivers care in a
manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, dignity and rights.

Considers factors
relating to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning/delivering patient
care.

Provides patient/family
or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of
physical, emotional, and environmental health problems.

Utilizes hospital
information system to process orders/data and retrieve patient
information.

Maintains knowledge of
documentation requirements needed for patients' records.

Works independently
with limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy
Medical Center policies, nursing standards, and professional judgment.

Maintains knowledge of
equipment set-up, maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring
equipment, and drainage devices).

Initiates emergency
support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient
from injury).

Complies with
OSHA/JCAHO and other regulatory agency recommendations and guidelines.--



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MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:


Assists with clerical
duties (i.e., maintenance of charge, patient record, answering phones and
call lights, processing physician orders.

Maintains patient care
supplies, equipment, and environment.

Provides
orientation/education for staff, students, and other hospital and
community organizations as requested.

Supports and
participates in departmental Performance Improvement projects.

Attends departmental
and other meetings as assigned.














MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS
AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:


Possession of a current or compact state license
as a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.--
Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks
of hire.-- Acceptable credentialing
bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the
Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for
Healthcare Providers.


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Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse
training specific to populations served within three (3) months of hire.

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Ability to read, write and speak English
language.--


















Additional Information


































































  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0253493

























































































































































  • Schedule: Full-time




























































































































































































































































  • Market: Mercy Medical Center


























































































































































Keywords: Mercy Medical Center, West Des Moines , RN Pre/Post Surgery- Ambulatory Surgery FT (8:30am-7:00pm), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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