Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. ADN required, BSN preferred.
Licensure: Current Arkansas license in good standing.
Experience: Minimum of one year ICU experience is preferred.
Certifications: CPR, ACLS within 6 months, Orientation to ICU classes with in the first year of employement
Other: Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English. Additional languages preferred. Basic computer knowledge required.
Preferred Education: PALS Preferred TNCC Preferred
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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.
Responsibilitles / Qualifications:
Provides direct patient care in a personalized and compassionate manner utilizing the Nursing Process:
A. Successfully demonstrates proficiency of basic skills, equipment, and procedures, including unit specific skills.
B. Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to patient care.
C. Safely administers medication by following the established policies and procedures.
D. Uses the nursing process to care plan problems and goals for patients, setting realistic and measurable goals.
E. Provides nursing care in accordance with the written care plan.
F. Communicates problems to the interdisciplinary team.
G. Monitor alarms are set appropriate to patient status and are responded to without delay.
Documents in a manner which is complete, accurate and legible in all designated areas:
A. Completes Admission Assessment.
B. Assesses and documents condition of each assigned patient per department policies and as condition
C. Completes discharge summary as per policy.
D. Completes consent forms according to policy.
E. Completes medication reconciliation forms per policy.
F. Completes other chart forms and flow sheets appropriately.
G. Charting reflects implementation of interventions from the care plan.
H. Patient education and response is documented.
I. Physician orders are noted and communication board, report sheet, and/or Cardex is updated.
J. Initiates and updates the plan of care per hospital policy.
K.Documents medication administration as appropriate:
-Medications are verified with EMAR and actual physician orders.
-PCA, epidural forms are completed accurately.
-Medications and IV’s are documented on the EMAR.
L. Pain assessments are performed and documented per policy.
M. Blood products are administered and documented per policy.
Communication skills as evidenced by:
A. Communicates verbally and non-verbally in a concise, effective, and appropriate manner to all hospital
personnel, physicians, patients, and family/significant others:
-Hand-off patient reports are complete, concise, and accurate utilizing SBAR.
-Communicates with dignity and respect to all personnel, physicians, patients and visitors.
-Reports significant changes in patient and/or clinical area condition to Charge Nurse.
-Calls physicians as needed and has all required information available.
-Utilizes chain of command appropriately.
-Notifies Unit Secretary or Charge Nurse before leaving un
-Assists in keeping noise level to a minimum.
B. Displays a positive attitude.
C. Delegation: makes safe and appropriate assignments for co-workers and role models effective
communication and behavior for team members; makes appropriate requests of team and ancillary
-Ensures patient needs are met and adequate supplies available for oncoming shift.
-Demonstrates cooperation and support as a team member.
-Works with ancillary departments to schedule tests/procedures to facilitate completion.
E. Education of patient and staff:
-Acts as a change agent to facilitate new processes.
-Evaluates knowledge and provides verbal and written instruction.
F. Answers all pages, call lights, and telephones promptly and professionally. Is able to answer
questions or direct caller to appropriate personnel.
Actively supports Performance Improvement initiatives by following hospital policies, procedures, and programs; provides ongoing peer education (i.e., Customer Satisfaction, Physician Satisfaction, Co-Worker Satisfaction, and Process Improvement):
A. Reports occurrences and medication events to Risk Management using approved forms.
B. Reports allergic/adverse medication reactions to Pharmacy.
C. Adheres to Infection Control Policies.
D. Adheres to Employee Health Policies.
E. Performs record reviews and chart audits.
F. Identifies, documents, and reports concerns where improvement will enhance patient care and safety.
Demonstrates behavior that is supportive of cost effective patient care:
A. Sets priorities and utilizes time efficiently in order to complete work on time.
B. Ensures items used are properly charged and utilized appropriately.
C. Removes and returns discontinued equipment.
D. Demonstrates work habits and demeanor which contributes to the efficient functioning of the unit and
-Is responsive to staffing needs of the unit.
-Assists in maintaining unit cleanliness.
Enhances professional growth and development:
A. Attends education programs, mandatory inservices, workshops, and unit meetings.
B. Seeks out and utilizes education from professional journals and other accepted resources.
C. Incorporates knowledge obtained into practice patterns.
Provides safe environment of care for patients, visitors, and staff:
A. Identification of safety, infection control, and work environment hazards with prompt resolution and/or
reporting of problems.
B. Demonstrates current knowledge of:
-Hazardous Material Identification
Provides age specific knowledge and skills where applicable. Works effectively with various cultures and ethnic groups.
A. Uses appropriate tools and resources for age, cultural, or ethnic needs
B. Care provided using age-appropriate modification of procedure and communication.