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RN - West Des Moines Emergency - FT.9 (Night)

Mercy Medical Center – West Des Moines, IA

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
Primary Location: IA > WEST DES MOINES > MERCY WEST LAKES GENERAL SUMMARY: Provides professional emergency nursing care for acutely ill and injured patients incorporating 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 care providers. Serves as a preceptor for new employees and students.
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.
CORPORATE POLICY STATEMENT:It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical Center to comply with Mercys mission, values, standards of conduct, policies, procedures, and related.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Applies professional emergency nursing skills in the care and treatment of acutely ill and injured patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Promotes patient-centered care through:
  • Respect of the patients 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, significant others, and ancillary departments to create a multidisciplinary healthcare team whose goal is to provide care that is continuous and well-coordinated.
  • Provides for actual and anticipated education needs and includes education to meet these needs in the plan of care.
  • Communicates proactively to the healthcare team the plan of care, changes in the patients condition, the patients progress, the discharge plan, and other relevant information.
  • Must quickly, efficiently, and calmly respond to emergent and critical situations.
  • Manages the complex care of critically ill and injured patients.
  • Triages patients quickly and efficiently per the Emergency Departments policies specific to Triage.
  • Documents a comprehensive patient record that is organized and complete, reflecting all aspects of nursing care provided.
  • Anticipates patients needs and assists the provider during the examination and procedures.
  • Provides psychological support based on assessed need.
  • Utilizes multiple teaching methods. Discharge instructions are reviewed and understanding acknowledged by the 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, and professional judgment. Makes recommendations to improve the Emergency Departments Standards of Care.


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.
  • One year of RN experience preferred OR new graduate if the candidate has completed senior nursing preceptorship at Mercy Emergency or previous experience as an emergency department technician or experience in a pre-hospital environment.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within 3 months of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) 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.
  • Completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months of hire.


Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0231786
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Market: Mercy Medical Center

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