Up to $2500 sign on bonus!
Breathe easy, a fulfilling nursing opportunity is waiting for you in Pulmonary Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Patients on this unit have different diagnoses, and that means every day is different for this compassionate team. With a retention rate of more than 80% and tenured leadership who have more than 108 years of combined experience (no kidding!), nurses who land a role with this awesome team tend to stick around. The unit offers preferred scheduling, does a lot of work with clinical students, lets nurses flex new skills and build upon them, and has a manager and/or support system available 24/7. If you’re looking for a team that achieves high patient satisfaction scores, is passionate about nursing, and is ready to welcome you with open arms – Pulmonary Medicine is the unit for you.
Ensure that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome
Demonstrates competent assessment, planning, intervention, coordination and evaluation skills based on the individual patient plan of care
Continually assesses patient and family needs in order to provide quality care based on a patient centered care model
Demonstrates critical thinking skills and judgment necessary to implement a patient plan of care, nursing interventions and procedures
Maintains accurate and real time documentation of nursing care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team, according to hospital policy and procedure related to documentation parameters
Functions as a role model for current and new staff by creating a healthy work environment to facilitate the department's or unit's ability to meet identified goals and objectives
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitor and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment
Directs other licensed and non-licensed personnel in the provision of care to patients as assigned
Demonstrate effective and age appropriate communication as well as the ability to understand the needs of the patient including non-verbal communication, fears, anxieties and language/cultural barriers
Responds within scope of practice to emergencies and life threatening conditions
Adheres to and promotes patient safety practices throughout the patient experience
Communicates and collaborates effectively with all members of the healthcare team
Provides ongoing education to patients and families
Delegates to other staff registered nurse, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, patient care technicians, unit secretaries, and other staff positions specific to the department.
Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa or compact state required.
Current certification in Basic Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
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