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Mercy Medical Center Clinton RN, Med-Surg Pool in Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Hospital Campus - Pontiac, Michigan

Department:

16401_12970 Nursing Relief Pool - OA

Expected Weekly Hours:

24

Shift:

12 Hour Night Shift

Position Purpose:

Job Description Details:

I Accountability Objectives:

Assumes a leadership role in providing professional nursing care to patients within St. Joseph Mercy Oakland System. Responsibilities include: coordination, implementation and evaluation of the continuum plan of care in collaboration with other members of the multi-disciplinary team; actively supports and participates in Shared Governance; and promotes the organizational commitment to customer service.

II Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.

A. Education

• Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing or equivalent.

B. Licensure / Certification

  • Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Michigan.

  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification is required for all RN Care Managers working in ER, ICU, CCU, PACU, Cardiac Med/Surg, Labor & Delivery, Endoscopy, Cath Lab, Special Procedures, Radiology and the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification is required for all RN Care Managers providing in-patient care at the bedside including the Operating Room and RN Care Managers employed in the Day Hospital.

  • Current Emergency Nurse Pediatric Certification (ENCP) is required for RN Care Managers working in the Emergency Room

  • Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification is required for RN Care Managers working in the Ambulatory Surgery Center and PACU.

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification (NRC) required for RN Care Managers working in NICU and Labor & Delivery.

C Special Skill / Aptitudes

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

D. Experience

  • Minimum two years' work experience as an RN on a medical/surgical type unit (for the Med/Surg Pool) or minimum two years' work experience as an RN in an ICU or Critical Care unit (for the Critical Care Pool)

III Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Assesses patients for immediate and post-discharge needs in conjunction with the patient care team and the patient/family, in accordance with unit policy.

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

  • Conducts a utilization management assessment on a daily basis to facilitate appropriate use of healthcare resources and coordination of care.

  • Convene multi-disciplinary care conferences and participates in rounds to ensure appropriate progress of patients through the system.

  • Collaborates with patient/family, hospital staff, and community agencies to develop discharge plans that prepare patients for continued care needs.

  • Implements care in accordance with the plan, Critical Pathway, and/or clinical protocol appropriately utilizing care team members in the care delivery process.

  • Identifies variances from Critical Pathway and/or clinical protocols, resolves or refers issues as appropriate, and identifies opportunities for the improvement of care.

  • Responds appropriately to changes in unit workloads, patient census and/or staffing levels.

  • Assess patient/family needs for information and education across the continuum, plans and implements patient teaching using a variety of techniques and methods, and evaluates effectiveness of educational interventions.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 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 is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org at http://www.trinity-health.org/ . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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