Pre/Post Cath RN
Posted on: August 21, 2019
Provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the
psychological, physical and general aspect of care; utilizes the
nursing process in planning care; meets the communication and
education needs of patient and family; provides care that reflect
initiative and responsibility indicative of professional
expectations. Maintains regularity agency requirements; nursing and
hospital policies, procedures and standards. Communicates and
performs duties in a professional, positive, and assertive manner
congruent with our mission, values and Mercy Service Standards.
Communicates with physicians and other team members about changes
in patients condition, and is able to respond quickly and
accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.
Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in other
departments with adequate supervision. Is responsible for
supervising and monitoring activities of licensed practical nurses,
technicians, and other support staff.
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our compassionate care and exceptional service.
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health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and
employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers,
including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
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.
Provides direct patient care in a personalized and compassionate
manner utilizing 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 plan of care.
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 changes.
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
H. Patient education and response is documented.
I. Physician orders are noted and communication board and report
sheet 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
*PCA, epidural forms are completed accurately.
*Medications and IVs 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/Transfer report.
*Communicates with dignity and respect to all personnel,
physicians, patients and
*Reports significant changes in patient and/or clinical area
condition to Charge Nurse.
*Calls physicians as needed and has all required information
*Utilizes chain of command appropriately.
*Notifies Unit Secretary or Charge Nurse before leaving unit.
*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 requests of team and ancillary personnel.
*Ensures patient needs are met and adequate supplies available for
*Demonstrates cooperation and support as a team member.
*Works with ancillary departments to schedule tests/procedures to
E. Education of patient and staff:
*Acts as a change agent to facilitate new processes.
*Evaluates knowledge and provides verbal and written
F. Answers all pages, call lights, and telephones promptly and
professionally. Is able to answer questions or direct caller to
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
A. Sets priorities and utilizes time efficiently in order to
complete work on time.
B. Ensures items used are properly charged and utilized
C. Removes and returns discontinued equipment.
D. Demonstrates work habits and demeanor which contributes to the
efficient functioning of the unit and department.
*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
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
A. Identification of safety, infection control, and work
environment hazards with prompt resolution and/or reporting of
B. Demonstrates current knowledge of:
*HIPAA standards and regulatory agency requirements.
"Time Out" process
*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
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