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MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center

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13 weeks
36 hrs/wk
This position accepts the responsibility and accountability for the delivery of patient care with the multidisciplinary team while using the nursing process and maintaining professional nursing standards.  
A. Reports to: Clinical Nurse Manager
B. Supervises: None
C. Key Working Relationships: Other nursing colleagues, ancillary & medical staff
D. Primary Customer Groups: Patients, families and visitors Age/Population of Patients Served:

ED CCU 6W 5W 5E 4W 4E BC Peds Surg Svc Resource Pool
All Ages X X X
Neonatal X X
Pediatric X X X
Adolescent X X X X X X X X
Adult X X X X X X X
Geriatric X X X X X X

A. Assesses and evaluates the patient’s physical, psychosocial, environmental, spiritual, social and education needs and documents patient/family responses to nursing interventions while working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to achieve desired patient care outcomes. (Adherence to policy, Problem Solving, Teamwork)
B. Develops and implements patient’s plan of care, including the discharge plan, based on standards of nursing practice, health center policy, and patient/family needs using clinical/critical thinking skills Reviews and updates the plan of care based on changes in patient’s condition ((Problem identification, Problem solving). ).
C. Guides and directs patient care activities for the above-indicated population, by utilizing clinical/critical thinking skills and evidence-based practice (Problem Solving, Problem Identification).
D. Provides daily direction and guidance to Licensed Practical Nurse and Nurse Assistant
E. Provides, facilitates, and/or implements learning opportunities to meet the educational needs of patient/family by assessing the learning needs and formulating and initiating a teaching plan to meet those needs (Initiative, Adherence to Policy)
F. Effectively communicates pertinent patient changes/conditions to colleagues and to multidisciplinary caregivers (Teamwork, Communication).
G. Attends and participates in departmental/organizational meetings, in-services and educational opportunities. Department meeting attendance requirement: 80% with 50% in person if department meetings are available by webinar. (Communication/Adherence to Policy)
H. Serves as a steward for the hospital’s human and material resources. Meets productivity expectations of unit/department as defined by unit manager. Utilizes and maintains appropriate supplies in department. Supports staffing needs for patient care in multiple units, as needed, while being flexible with schedule and hours. (Teamwork, Adherence to Policy, Adaptability)
I. Adapts positively to the ever-changing health care environment by supporting technology and process changes. Willing to learn new things, is open to change and maintains a calm positive manner under stressful conditions (Self-Aware, Initiative, Adaptability).
J. Identifies and takes action to solve problems, supports process improvement teams, which influence customer satisfaction, clinical outcomes and financial stability. (Problem Identification, Problem Solving).
K. Documents patient information in the electronic/paper medical record in an accurate, timely manner. (Adherence to Policy)
L. Delegates/supervises appropriately based on patient needs and the scope of practice. (Communication, Teamwork)
M. Maintains required department confidentiality and abides by HIPAA regulations.
N. Provides competent patient care to the above indicated patient populations by obtaining and appropriately interpreting data, making appropriate decisions based on demonstrated knowledge of age-specific growth and development, and appropriately adapting procedures and treatments.
O. Takes an active role in enhancing ability to carry out job functions through personal and professional/job-related growth and development and participates in medical center and/or departmental education programs.
P. Communicates with and performs duties following the philosophy of MercyOne – North Iowa and the Sisters of Mercy reflecting the organization’s Mission, Values, and Cultural Beliefs.
Q. Supports and abides by all medical center, departmental, and safety policies and procedures. Proactively identifies safety concerns surrounding the work environment.
R. Performs other responsibilities as requested by supervisor, manager or department head.


A. Participates on shared governance councils, department/house wide committees/work teams as requested  
B. Serves as a preceptor for new staff

A. Education
1. Current RN licensure in the state of Iowa, or qualified multistate licensure required.
2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.

B. Experience
1. Previous experience in acute care preferred.

C. Special Skills and Competencies:
1. Preferred professional certification in related to clinical specialty (from the Magnet approved certifications)
2. Ability to work on multiple projects at one time and flexibility to meet department needs.
3. Self-motivated, detail oriented individual able to work with minimum supervision.
4. Must be able to read, write and/or speak English.
5. Completes the following mandatory courses:

X Must provide proof of Basic Life Support (BLS Provider-American Heart Association or Professional Rescuer-American Red Cross) prior to employment or within 30 days of hire and maintains current status.
Must provide proof of Mandatory Reporting for Child and Dependent Adult Abuse training prior to employment or within 6 months of hire and maintain current status per State of Iowa guidelines
Completes Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – American Heart Association within 6 months of hire and maintains current status.
Completes Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) – American Heart Association within 6 months of hire and maintains current status.
Completes Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) – American Heart Association within 6 months of hire and maintains current status.
Completes MANDT Training within 6 months of hire and maintains current status.
Completes Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) within 6 months of hire and maintains current status.
Complete assigned ECCO modules within 6 months of hire. (for CCU only)
Completes Cardiac Dysrhythmias and Management class or equivalent within 3 months of hire, and annual skill validation for Cardiac Dysrhythmias

Motor Vehicle:  
_____ MercyOne Vehicle [select this for positions required to drive a Mercy owned Vehicle]
• If required to operate MercyOne vehicle, will need to have proof of and maintain valid driver's license on file with Human Resources.  
• Note any special licenses or requirements for MercyOne vehicle operation (i.e. CDL) ______________________

_____ Personal Vehicle [ select this for positions where colleagues are required to drive on a daily or weekly basis, other than to/from work]
• If required to operate personal vehicle, will need to have proof of and maintain valid driver's license and adequate insurance coverage on file with Human Resources

_x__ N/A [all others]
• All colleagues, who may drive on occasion for their job, are required to carry the minimum State of Iowa required car insurance on their personal vehicle and have a valid driver's license. Compliance with occasional driving requirements are the responsibility of the colleague and will not be monitored by Human Resources.

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