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Bon Secours Mercy Health Medical Surgical Unit - Registered Nurse- Springfield - General Medical Unit - Springfield Regional Medical Center in Springfield, Ohio

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Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

The Registered Nurse Medical/Surgical functions as a care provider of a multidisciplinary care team responsible for the delivery of patient care through using the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The RN possesses the basic knowledge of a patient's age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care, demonstrates strong skills related to effective time management and prioritizing patient care, contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement initiatives, collaborates with other professional disciplines, and supports the mission of the ministry to provide physical and psychological support to patients and families.

Essential Job Functions

In collaboration with members of interdisciplinary teams, the RN establishes goals and strategies for meeting the discharge or continuing care needs with the patient. The RN performs and documents complete patient assessments, initiates and maintains current nursing care plans for all assigned patients, identifies patient learning needs to provide individualized and comprehensive teaching, administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health policies and procedures, serves as a point of contact for patients' care coordination throughout the hospital departments, acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing quality improvement in the department, and serves as a patient advocate in collaboration with spiritual care, palliative care, and ethics.

Skills

Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge, and scope of practice of staff.

Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides education (based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and implementation) to nursing staff and others.

Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission.

Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive resources.

Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan of care.

Application of the nursing process in patient care delivery.

Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes; revises plan of care accordingly.

Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness.

Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient care.

Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.

Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for patients and their support resources.

Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires information to perform safely.

Advances personal and professional growth through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-services, and workshops.

Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and delegated actions.

Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models effective stewardship of available resources.

Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and difficult circumstances.

Protects the safety and privacy of all persons

Understanding and utilization of office and clinical technologies.

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse

May be required to use physical restraints

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials

May have periods of constant interruptions

Prolonged periods of working alone

Physical Requirements

Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%

Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%

Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%

Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%

Stoop/Kneel 0%

Crawling 0%

Climbing 1-33%

Balance 1-33%

Bending 34-66%

Sitting 34-66%

Walking 34-66%

Standing 34-66%

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Perform shift work

Maneuver weight of patients

Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder

Reach above shoulder

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Finger Dexterity

Color Vision

Acuity - far

Acuity - near

Depth perception

Use of Latex Gloves

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Exposure to dust/fumes

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Exposure to high pitched noises

Gaseous risk exposure

Patient Population

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Adults (18-64 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Mercy Health

About Mercy Health

As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Mercy Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body, and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence, and respect. Mercy Health seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service, and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.

Registered Nurse (RN) – Med-Surg – Springfield Regional Medical Center

Job Summary:

The Med-Surg Registered Nurse (RN) position is responsible for delivering exceptional nursing care to patients by:

Utilizing strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status

Providing care to patients with medical and surgical diagnoses

Implementing clinical nursing interventions

Having a highly diverse medical skillset

Developing and performing patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes

Ensuring a safe and therapeutic environment

Essential Functions:

Collaborate with the interdisciplinary care team

Collect vital signs, administer IV medications, understand charting and assess patient condition

Ability to perform at a higher patient-to-nurse ratio

Evaluate, update and revise plan of care to facilitate achievement of planned and expected outcomes

Administer medications in a safe manner consistent with the State of Practice and Mercy Health policies and procedures

Other duties as assigned

Education:

Diploma of Nursing or Associate of Nursing from an accredited nursing program

Bachelor’s degree in nursing (preferred)

Work Experience:

Previous RN experience on a similar nursing unit or Long-Term Care setting

Required Licensing & Certifications:

Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN)

Basic Life Support (BLS) – American Heart Association (preferred upon hire, must obtain prior to direct patient care)

Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

S cheduled Weekly Hours:

36

Work Shift:

Nights (United States of America)

Department:

Med/Surg Unit - Springfield - General Medical Unit

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

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