Mercy Medical Center Clinton Registered Nurse - Critical Care Nursing Resource Pool in Pontiac, Michigan

Department:

OA101_30030 Nursing Relief Pool

Expected Weekly Hours:

36

Shift:

12 Hour Night Shift

Position Purpose:

Job Description Details:

Accountability Objectives:

The registered nurse is a collaborative member/leader of the care team and is accountable for practicing both the art and science of nursing, delivering care as prescribed by the American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Practice and Professional Performance. In addition, registered nurses are accountable to practice in accordance with the standards established/endorsed by St Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) leadership and by external regulators and accreditation agencies. The registered nurse actively promotes SJMO nursing and the nursing profession, and supports advancing practice in fulfillment of the SJMO Quality Plan for Nursing. Registered nurses at SJMO have authority, responsibility and accountability for nursing practice through the formal nursing shared governance structure, and are expected to abide by the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.

II Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.

A. Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred.

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

B. Licensure / Certification

Active license to practice nursing in the State of Michigan.

Certification by a nationally recognized nursing organization is preferred.

Membership in a professional nursing organization is preferred.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for all inpatient bedside care areas, and inpatient and outpatient surgical services required within 45 days from date of hire or transfer.

Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification for specified care areas as follows: AICU, CCU, PACU, cath lab, ambulatory surgery, emergency department, radiology/special procedures required within 6 months from date of hire or transfer.

TNCC for specified care areas as follows: emergency department, clinical decision unit and critical care NRP required within 12 months from date of hire or transfer.

Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification for specified care areas as follows: labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care required within 12 months from date of hire or transfer.

Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification (EFM-c) is required for specified areas as follows: Labor and Delivery, Antenatal, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, required within the first 12 months from date of hire or transfer.

NIH Stroke Scale for specified care areas such as follows: AICU, CCU, emergency department, critical care NRP, and neuroscience required within 6 months of date of hire or transfer.

FIM credentialing for specified care areas such as follows: inpatient rehabilitation required within 6 months of hire or transfer.

C Special Skill / Aptitudes

Continuously seeks opportunities to improve the quality of patient care delivery through innovative and creative resolution finding, becoming expert at point of care resolution through use of critical thinking.

Demonstrates responsiveness to needs of patients, other care team members, and self.

Ability to serve as a teacher, mentor, and coach to patients, students, new nurses, peers, other colleagues, and staff, to advance the profession of nursing and optimize patient outcomes.

Ability to organize and prioritize, in a fast-paced environment.

Ability to use and effectively integrate positive communication approaches to meet diverse patient needs, optimize resources, and adapt care processes to accommodate changing patient acuity and unit needs.

Ability to use critical thinking, logic and reasoning to address complex situations.

Excellent interpersonal service skills necessary in order to form and maintain positive relationships with customers and other healthcare professionals.

Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.

D. Experience

Two years experience in a health care related field preferred.

III Duties / Responsibilities:

1 Provides patient care that reflects respect for patients' rights, dignity, values, culture preferences, and expressed needs and attention to providing comfort, relieving pain, and alleviating anxiety.

2 Demonstrates principles of Relationship-based Care to cultivate and maintain therapeutic relationships as a means to optimal healing and collegial functioning as interdisciplinary care team members.

3 Utilizes research and evidence-based practice in the delivery of care, to advance nursing practice, and to improve nurse and patient satisfaction, and quality of care.

4 Implements care in accordance with the multi-disciplinary plan of care collaborating with and delegating appropriately to other care team members as needed.

5 Uses and effectively integrates technology to support nursing care and practice.

6 Uses data and evidence to drive decisions at point of care that improve and optimize care delivery, clinical outcomes, and patient and nurse satisfaction.

7 Actively engages and participates in resource planning to advance nursing practice, quality of care, and nurse and patient satisfaction, through staffing, acuity response, supply management and budget planning.

8 Actively engages and participates in unit-based and other committees and initiatives that promote patient and workplace safety, optimal clinical outcomes, and satisfaction.

9 Supports and participates in nursing shared governance and interdisciplinary decision-making.

10 Seeks and incorporates feedback concerning improvement in one’s own practice, through participation in peer review nursing case review, and self-appraisal.

11 Contributes to the positive image of nursing and enhances the SJMO culture of excellence by modeling professional behavior both in the organization and in the community.

12 Embraces change and lifelong learning, taking personal accountability to seek out experiences that promote personal and professional growth in order to advance skills and competence.

13 Integrates principles of the Personal.Connected.Journey and demonstrates Trinity Health Guiding Behaviors to provide excellent care of self, patients, and care team members.

14 Utilizes process excellence tools and processes to improve the quality of patient care delivery.

15 Utilizes technology to support nursing care and practice.

16 Utilizes data and evidence to guide best practice and continuous improvement.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 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 offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.