Registered Nurse (RN) Progressive Intermediate Unit
Company: Mercy Health
Posted on: September 18, 2022
Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health Summary of
Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
The Stepdown Registered Nurse (RN) delivers patient care utilizing
the nursing process through data collection and assessment,
identifying and determining the priority of patient's
problems/needs, and evaluating the process and outcome of nursing
care, all in collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team.
The RN coordinates, provides, and directs patient teaching
activities and coordinates the care provided by health team
members. Essential Job Functions
--- Conducts initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes
assessment data, creates a plan of care, implements treatment, and
evaluates treatment effectiveness
--- Administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the
State of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health policies and
--- Serves as point of contact for patients' care coordination
throughout hospital departments.
--- Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing
quality improvement in the department.
--- Serves as patient advocate in collaboration with spiritual
care, palliative care, and ethics.
--- Serves as a point of care with care coordination and family
members or caregivers.
--- Clinically manages patients with multi-system organ failure
and/or multisystem trauma.
--- Using the AACN Synergy Model, restores, supports, promotes,
rehabilitates, or palliates to maintain the physiologic,
psychologic, and psychosocial stability of patients across the
--- Synthesizes and prioritizes information in order to take
immediate and decisive evidence-based, patient-focused action using
clinical judgement and clinical inquiry.
--- Anticipates and responds with confidence and adapts to rapidly
changing patient conditions.
--- Responds to the unique needs of the patients and families
coping with unanticipated illness or injury and treatment and
advocate for their choices in quality of life.
--- BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in
accordance with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing
Professional Practice Model. This document is not an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or
working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be
required to perform other job-related duties as required by their
supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.
Current RN license in state they are working or covered by compact
BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from
approved source prior to direct patient care)
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support (preferred)
CCRN Critical Care Registered Nurse (preferred)
PCCN Progressive Care Certified Nurse (preferred)
National Institute of Health (NIH) Stroke Certification (preferred)
Bachelor of Science Nursing (preferred) Work Experience
1 year of RN experience (required)
6 months RN experience in an acute care hospital setting
EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred)
Critical Care Course (preferred) Skills
--- Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge,
and scope of practice of staff.
--- Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides
education (based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and
implementation) to nursing staff and others.
--- Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide
evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current
standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission.
--- Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical
condition and psychosocial needs of the patient and their
--- Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes
plan of care.
--- Application of the nursing process in patient care
--- Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to
treatment to evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient
outcomes; revises plan of care accordingly.
--- Assists patient and family in coping with patient's
--- Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient
--- Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication
--- Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring
for patients and their support resources.
--- Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires
information to perform safely.
--- Advances personal and professional growth through participation
in educational programs, current literature, in-services, and
--- Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and
--- Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models
effective stewardship of available resources.
--- Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and
--- Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.
--- Understanding and utilization of office and clinical
--- Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can
understand considering their personal preferences.
--- Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning
in illness, suffering, pain, and existence.
--- Remains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergency.
--- Manages care of patients with chest tubes.
--- Assesses patients through hemodynamic monitoring.
--- Inserts and monitors transvenous pacing/temporary pacing.
--- Administers means for conscious sedation.
--- Knowledge of advanced respiratory modalities. Mercy Health is
an equal opportunity employer. Many of our opportunities reward*
your hard work with: Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
And much more *Benefits offerings vary according to employment
status Scheduled Weekly Hours: 36 Work Shift: Days/Nights
Department: Progressive Care Unit (PCU) - St. Joseph - Intermediate
Care Unit 1 All applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, national origin,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic
information, or protected veteran status, and will not be
discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to
view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for
Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin,
Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an individual with a disability
and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the
employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition
Team at email@example.com
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