THIS POSITION IS A RESOURCE POOL POSITION IN THE MOUNT PLEASANT EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.
The Registered Nurse (RN) functions primarily in direct patient care, and demonstrates “competent” clinical practice. This position triages patients, obtains patient history and vital signs and assesses patients. Acts independently to initiate immediate care in the absence of a physician in life threatening situations. Provides care for the acutely ill as well as the non-acute patient. Performs multiple procedures utilizing both complex and simple nursing skills and assists the physician with their procedures. Provides comfort, both physical and psychological, to the patient, their family and visitors. Provides discharge and follow-up instructions to the patient and family. Answers the ambulance radios and, without assistance, gives appropriate orders for pre-medical center care. Works with multiple types of sophisticated equipment and handles various types of patients in a frequently stressful environment. Position requires travel among MidMichigan Health Subsidiaries.
For casual positions: casual employees have no regularly scheduled work hours, but require an understanding of, and agreement to fulfill, the minimum time commitments of the position for as long as the position is held. These are (if needed) at least 48 hours per month with 24 of those hours worked on weekends, and an annual requirement of 24 hours worked on holidays.
(25%)* Performs nursing assessments, intervenes appropriately and promptly, and participates in care planning.
(25%)* Regularly assesses patient’s/client’s needs and provides skilled nursing services as prescribed by the physician authorized plan of care, and accepted standards of nursing practice.
(20%)* Processes physician/provider orders accurately, completely, and in a timely manner, and does follow up regarding medication changes and order clarifications.
(15%)* Evaluates effectiveness of treatment plan and makes suggestions or facilitates changes in plan to improve patient care.
(15%)* Actively participates in updating/ revising the treatment plan in collaboration with other team members, utilizing current information.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Uses physical assessment techniques (auscultation, percussion, palpation, observation) to identify patients physical problems and their patient care needs.
Recognizes self-limitations and seeks out appropriate resources.
Possess clinical competence in airway management, cardiac monitoring, Intravenous (IV) therapy, blood gas analysis, venipuncture and physical assessment.
Reassesses patient health status and identifies significant changes in conditions.
Individualizes plan of care.
Coordinates the prescribed plans with orders on health care team.
Communicates pertinent aspects of care to patient, family, or other health care workers.
Initiates home health referrals when appropriate.
Sets priorities and implements nursing measures which correlate with identified plan and standard of care.
Recognizes change in patient’s condition and takes action to manage, reduce, or eliminate symptoms and promote comfort.
Demonstrates respect for patient’s dignity and privacy. Documents nursing intervention and patients response.
Maintains a safe patient environment and takes actions to prevent risk situations.
Provides for patient/family education – explains about all procedures, utilizes available educational materials, documents any instructions given to family.
Has effective interpersonal skills with customers.
Assists peers in patient care activities.
Recognizes stress in others and uses positive coping techniques.
Sets goals and prioritizes Emergency Department (ED) care to patients according to acuity.
Is accountable in following medical center policy and procedures and work attendance.
Participates in continuing education program, medial center Computer-based learning modules, and ED In-services and ED Skills Day.
MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft® Windows.
An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
* Associates Degree in Nursing. Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred.
* BLS required within 90 days of hire or transfer to position.
* ACLS required within one year of hire or transfer to position.
* TNCC required within one year of hire or transfer to position.
* PALS or ENPC required within one of year of hire or transfer to position.
Knowledge of nursing skills as normally acquired through 2 years’ experience working in the medical center or similar setting.
Weekend RN positions require a minimum of two years’ experience.
Mount Pleasant, Michigan , 48858
Dec 22nd, 2020