Mercy Medical Center Clinton Registered Nurse - Main OR - 40 hrs/wk in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Provides quality patient centered care considering age specific, developmental, cultural and spiritual needs through competent clinical practice and application of the nursing process. Consistently integrates concepts of relationship based care into practice. Serves as a clinical and educational resource to others on the unit. Assumes accountability for nursing care of designated patients. Demonstrates unit/area-designated competencies.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Views patient holistically; considers physical, psychosocial, emotional, age specific, cultural and spiritual factors and demonstrates appropriate assessment skills for identified patient populations.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills by gathering and analyzing patient information, then responding to a patient situation. Implements interventions to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patient.
Develops implements, evaluates and revises an individualized plan of care using evidenced based interventions and standards of care. Identifies needs and begins to plan for care across the continuum considering patient and family preferences.
Identifies patient and family education needs. Develops and implements teaching plan based on evidence based practice, seeking out additional resources when necessary. Utilizes teach back methodology to assure patient and family is learning effectively. Identifies necessary resources to assure readiness for discharge and begins to develop plan in collaboration with other disciplines.
Effectively functions as a member of the inter-professional team by collaborating to achieve patient outcomes. Participates directly or indirectly in interprofessional rounds. Integrates unit/organizational quality and safety initiatives to improve patient outcomes into professional practice.
Uses evidence based practices to prevent hospital acquired conditions.
Creates an environment that promotes customer satisfaction and the patient experience.
Communicates both verbal and written information (including documentation in the EMR) that is accurate, timely, concise and thorough. Effectively communicates patient status, priority goals and interventions to colleagues and other disciplines during consultation, rounds and handoffs.
Directs team members to provide care for a group of patients during a designated time frame. Prioritizes necessary activities and delegates appropriately. Demonstrates effective team member skills.
Organizes and prioritizes individual workload around patient and unit needs. Adjusts activities and plan depending on situation. Consistently demonstrates purposeful rounding.
Stewards resources effectively; examples include: patient supplies, linen, telemetry, infusion pumps, patient companions and tele-sitters
Demonstrates professional and standard nursing behaviors:
Identifies own education and professional growth needs, develops plan and seeks resources to address
Completes professional activities such as self-appraisal, Healthstream assignments, and licensure renewal contact hours.
Participates in QI and evidence based practice activities and integrates resultant changes into practice
Identifies problems & initiates appropriate follow up
Assumes leadership responsibilities as delegated such as charge nurse
Contributes to education & growth of colleagues by providing evaluation feedback, mentoring new staff to facility or unit, assists with planning and presenting educational experiences for self and colleagues based on identified unit needs
Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.
Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, colleagues, and visitors. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
Behaves in accordance with the Code of Conduct, Service Excellence Standards, and the Mission, Vision and Values of Trinity Health.
Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Graduation from accredited nursing program.
Effective January 1, 2013 all new hires must have a BSN degree or must agree in writing to obtain their BSN within five (5) years from date of hire or transfer to an RN role.
- Current Michigan Nursing License
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of nursing theory, practice and age specific needs Interpersonal skills necessary to initiate and maintain collegial relationships with coworkers and therapeutic relationships with patients and families. Critical thinking skills necessary to perform principal duties and responsibilities of job description. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when planning and performing professional nursing care.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 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 is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.
Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.
Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org (http://www.trinity-health.org/) . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.