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Registered Nurse-Flex at Mercy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time

Job Description:

We're a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We're expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.

Position Qualifications:

Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
Licensure: Current licensure in the State of Oklahoma
Experience: Minimum of three (3) years of procedural experience or ICU experience
Certifications: BLS, ACLS and PALS certified. Required certifications must be current before assigned to care for patients independently.
Other: Demonstrates competence by completion of Universal Skills Inventory and Unit Specific Skills Check List within first three months of employment and undated annually.

We'll Support You at Work and Home

Getting respect doesn't come easy in healthcare. 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. 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.

1. Assists in the planning and provision of nursing care with a two hour flex in work schedule.
1.1 Plans and prepares for the care of patients according to diagnosis, procedure and the needs of the patient. Works in all areas of the department with a one (2) hour flex in work schedule.
1.2 Assures that all procedures start in a timely manner by carrying out all pre-operative orders, starting the IV, reviewing and posting laboratory reports.
1.3 Keeps Anesthesia and Circulator informed of any pending delays.
1.4 Introduces themselves to the patient and families in a warm manner. The nurse assists them in completing forms and signing surgical permits.
1.5 Starts the IV with 97% first attempt success rate.
1.6 Explains the routine of the day to the patient and visitors.

1.7 Meets family/visitors concerns by notifying them of delays or changes that may occur, evidenced by documentation in the nursing record.
1.8 Assesses and documents patient's response to nursing interventions following procedures. Receives and/or provides timely report on any changes to appropriate person for continuity care.
1.9 Accurately documents and verbally communicates patient assessment to appropriate person upon transfer to another care area.
1.10 Documents economical use of supplies in all areas based on the patient's physical needs.
1.11 Completes unit activities as assigned.
1.12 Routine and emergency equipment is checked for proper supply and function according to established procedures.

2 Implements nursing care assuring the patient's safety and dignity.
2.1 Initiates written and or verbal orders.
2.2 Patient safety is provided according to department policy.
2.3 The patient's comfort, physical needs, and dignity are met in accordance with established standards of care.
2.4 Responds appropriately to irregularities and/or emergency situations through initiation of ACLS/PALS protocols and prompt communication to anesthesia.
2.5 Assess and document the patient's condition immediately on admission and to be repeated as warranted.
2.6 Demonstrates the ability and willingness to care for patients at the nationally established nurse-patient ratio based on acuity.
2.7 Discharges patients per orders in a timely manner.

3. Effectiveness of services is evaluated.
3.1 Patient charges are documented with 95% accuracy rate.
3.2 All records and medication sheets are completed accurately and timely as evidenced by documentation.
3.3 Discharge and transport policies are followed 100% of the time in all areas. Any variations have a written physician's order.

4. Provides patient care in the Phase 2 areas.
4.1 Initiates post procedure patient teaching as soon as the patient or family/responsible agent is able to understand.
4.2 Prepares patient for discharge by instructing the patient or family/responsible agent regarding home care of patient according to the physician's orders both verbally and in writing or printed format prior to discharge.
4.3 Documents patients/family or responsible agents understanding of discharge instructions.

5. Assists in the care of the environment, equipment, and supplies to ensure comfort safety and availability according to Mercy Philosophy and Values.
5.1 Maintains clean and neat area and equipment at all times to ensure safety of patients, visitors and personnel according to safety standards and hospital policy.
5.2 Assists with inventory of daily supplies needed for smooth operation of department by the end of each shift. Restock bedside carts and/or cabinets in each patient room or care area daily and as needed.

6. Department polices' and procedures are followed for the protection and safety of the patients and healthcare workers.
6.1 Adheres to dress code polices.
6.2 Sterile technique principals followed and practiced at all times.
6.3 Universal precautions and infection control guidelines are followed and practices at all times
6.4 Emergency call procedures are followed at all times
6.5 Contributes to the smooth functioning of the department by meeting department requirements, such as, willingly working flexible shifts, staying late as needed, and returning to work from home as needed even if not on call.

7. Participation in organizational activities.
7.1 Attends 80% of department huddles and staff meetings.

7.2 Attends all mandatory in-services, hospital or department and completes annual competencies.
7.3 Maintains current RN licensure, and certification in CPR, PALS, and ACLS.

8. The nurse will exhibit at least three of the following for professional development.
8.1 Assists in orientation of new personnel or students.
8.2 Be an active member of a local or national professional organization.
8.3 Attain or maintain pertinent national certification.
8.4 Participate in pertinent community activity.
8.5 Participate in hospital committee or special project.
8.6 Exhibit willingness to be flexible in shifts worked. Willingly stays late as needed and returns to work if called and not on call.

9. Demonstrates knowledge of special needs and behaviors specific to age group.
9.1 Demonstrates knowledge of the changes associated with development in the pediatric patient.
9.2 Demonstrates the ability to provide care based on physical, psycho-social, cultural, safety and other age related factors.
9.3 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms of patient's needs.

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.