This inpatient unit focuses on the care of patients with heart and stroke conditions. And, what a time to be on the heart care team at Mercy! With the addition of open-heart surgery at Mercy, our staff have really enjoyed the progression of skills and abilities they’ve experienced with each new procedure offered at Mercy. It’s growing each day. This unit is fast-paced with high energy, and our staff focus a lot of effort in supporting one another. We pride ourselves on teamwork. If you’re interested in being exposed to new skills regularly and working with a very grateful patient population, then check out the Cardiac Stroke Center at Mercy and see if you our work environment.
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
Participates in monitoring and maintaining unit compliance with regulatory, accrediting, and policy standards/expectations, as evidenced in both mock and actual surveys.
Manages customer complaints in a timely and caring manner in the absence of NM or ANM.
Assists with department staffing to meet daily census needs and modifies staffing to meet departmental needs as necessary.
Participates in regular department meetings as applicable
Assists with recognizing outstanding individuals or teams in their department
Collaborates with others to implement key initiatives and demonstrate performance improvement within the department based on quality metrics
Practices cost containment efforts on a shift to shift basis by efficient use of time and resources, i.e., man-hours, patient charges, equipment, supplies.
Fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships within the department and organization
Serves as a positive role model for staff by demonstrating clinical expertise when providing direct patient care.
Participates in the orientation and mentoring of new employees.
Participates in holding unit staff accountable by comprehensively investigating and then providing feedback when there are opportunities for performance improvement; followed by written details to Nurse Manger, which include employee response.
Displays support for and awareness of Department Business Plan and assists with implementation of Action Plans toward meeting goals.
Provides consultation, upon request, within area of clinical expertise to nursing staff or other health professionals throughout the organization.
Demonstrates skills and assists others in computer navigation to access essential information efficiently and effectively.
Follows Mercy's safety guidelines, carries out job- specific safety duties and responsibilities, and promptly reports any unsafe conditions, situations, incidents and injuries.
Demonstrated leadership skills required
Two years clinical experience preferred
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred
Certification in clinical specialty preferred
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.
Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association preferred.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support will be required within six months of hire if not current.
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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