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RN - Child Adolescent Behavioral Health - FT.9 (Varied shifts)

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by Mercy Medical Center

Des Moines, IA 50316
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provides individualized,high-quality nursing care to patients of all ages. Uses a team approach to delegate andcoordinate patient care at admission, transfer, and discharge. Independently delivers nursing care using theNurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, ethicalprinciples, and professional judgment.Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Assesses, plans, and implements nursing carewhile ensuring patient comfort.
  • Practices safe patient handling techniques.
  • Continues to evaluate assigned patients andprovides ongoing treatment.
  • Anticipates, identifies, and responds toeducational and emotional needs of patients and families.
  • Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e.Patient Care Technicians) in caring for patients.
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up,maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainagedevices). Utilizes safeguards such as IVpump drug library and monitor alarms whenever available to maximize patientsafety.
  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e.,cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Possession of a current or compact state licenseas a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • BSN preferred.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory ReporterChild and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6)weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialingbodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for theProfessional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support forHealthcare Providers.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2019-R
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Market: Mercy Medical Center

Associated topics: ccu, intensive care unit, mhb, psychatric, psychiatric, recovery, staff nurse, surgery, surgical, unit
Associated topics: ccu, intensive care unit, mhb, psychatric, psychiatric, recovery, staff nurse, surgery, surgical, unit

Reference: 745412409