Mercy Medical Center Clinton RN Primghar Clinic Full Time in Primghar, Iowa

Department:

SC102_54600 Primghar Clinic

Expected Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Under limited supervision, provides medical support to assigned patients by utilizing the nursing process and meeting the established standards within the clinic. Is accountable for assigned patients, demonstrates understanding of nursing and its issues and is an advocate for patient/families and nursing. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

Job Description Details:

MERCY MEDICAL SERVICES

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Registered Nurse-Clinic

Job Code: 1875

Reports To: Office Manager/Clinical Mgr/Nursing Supv

Pay Grade: 19

Dept/Clinic: MMS

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Approved By: Human Resources

Date: March 2016

OSHA: 1 - Exposure

POSITION PURPOSE

Under limited supervision, provides medical support to assigned patients by utilizing the nursing process and meeting the established standards within the clinic. Is accountable for assigned patients, demonstrates understanding of nursing and its issues and is an advocate for patient/families and nursing. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

AGE OF POPULATION SERVED

Neonatal Pediatric Adolescent Adult Geriatric

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

Promotes and maintains a safe and calm environment for complex patients by ensuring appropriate supplies, equipment, and necessary services.

Assists in making clinical decisions based on scientific principals, systematic approach and experience.

Assists in identifying actual and potential risk to patients and/or families and assists in initiating appropriate action to minimize risk.

Administers medications and treatments/procedures as directed, and as appropriate for the patient’s medical care, in collaboration with the multi disciplinary team.

Utilizes internal and community resources in planning care and initiating referrals.

Initiates appropriate patient/family education following assessment of learning and discharge needs.

Documents nursing intervention and patient/family response accurately, legibly, and in compliance with clinic policies.

Appropriately delegates tasks/procedures to other team members who are prepared/qualified to perform.

Demonstrates ability to assume leadership role in emergency/crisis situation.

Demonstrates the skill level requirement for a Registered Nurse as evidenced by competent performance and completion of the skills checklist.

Contributes to the learning experience of students and staff by modeling competent nursing practice.

Demonstrates understanding of nursing and its issues and represents the profession to others.

Uses effective communication principles to coordinate care with other health care providers.

Actively participates in clinic meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services.

Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.

Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures.

Employee may periodically be requested to drive.

Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

MISSION STATEMENT

We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.

GUIDING BEHAVIORS

The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are:

We support each other in serving our patients and communities.

We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly.

We are fully present.

We are all accountable.

We trust and assume goodness in intentions.

We are continuous learners.

COMMITMENT

Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health.

Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be a registered nurse maintaining current state licensure. One to two years nursing experience preferred. Basic Life Support Certification (BCLS) is required unless doctor’s release is provided. Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team. Maintains a high level of professionalism, which positively promotes the image of Mercy. Must have general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. word, excel, bed tracking, Internet, med aid, etc.) May be requested to travel within the Siouxland region. When assigned to travel, a valid drivers license and proof of insurance will be submitted to manager prior to travel. Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job description, including frequent walking, bending, and standing. Able to lift or assist in lifting, transporting, etc. of patients or equipment, sometimes in excess of 50 pounds. Knowledge of body mechanics necessary. Able to function effectively under stressful situations. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemicals and or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury form an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.