This is an administrative/supervisory work of a broad nature and includes the supervision of all nursing staff within the facility along with elements of case management. Performs complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, its application to a variety of situations, as well as exercise of independent judgment.
•Competent in nursing practice and nursing process
•Practices within defined NYS scope of practice
•Maintains accurate, detailed reports and records
•Serves as a role model for nursing employees and promotes the nursing profession
•Demonstrates leadership ability and management skills, including delegating when necessary, along with promoting intra/interdepartmental communication and cooperation.
•Expected to make walking rounds during shift to monitor patient care and work flow and assist on the units as needed
•Responds to all emergency situations within the facility
•Promotes educational opportunities with staff and provides assistance to staff in implementing new procedures/protocols.
•Coordinates transfer of patients within the facility or to another facility as required.
•Counsels employees and initiates disciplinary action as necessary with appropriate documentation
•Assists case management with completion of UR reviews
•Promotes customer satisfaction, sometimes dealing with difficult or emotional situations.
•Is knowledgeable regarding specific departmental and critical care area policies and procedures and their proper implementation
•Demonstrates ability to carry out SJMH mission, i.e. to provide quality, patient-centered care with emphasis on physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs
•Responsible for understanding and adherence to the 10 Standards of Behavior
•Responsible for understanding and adherence to the Standards/Code of Conduct, and the Corporate Compliance Plan (CCP) at St. James Mercy Health.
•Ensures that all educational requirements related to Corporate Compliance are implemented and adhered to as required by the CCP Education Plan
Possession of current license as a Registered Nurse, BSN preferred.
Two years of experience and clinical competency in a variety of patient care areas preferred.
BLS, ACLS, PALS and Coronary Care training required. Ability to manage, lead and supervise the work of nursing personnel.
Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations.
Broad knowledge base of the principles, standards and methods of professional nursing along with the policies and standards of St. James Mercy Hospital.
Good knowledge of PC operations and software (Word processing, Meditech and MIDAS/McKesson) are desirable.
Physical Demands: Ability to move or transfer patients with an individual effort equal to 50lbs. Should have a full range of body motion to successfully perform allessential functions of the job, meaning you’ll have to stand, walk, bend,kneel, crouch and reach frequently during a 12 hour shift. Accommodations aremade for nurses with disabilities.
Mental Demands:Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
**Nurses are especially vulnerableto post-traumatic stress reactions due to repetitive exposure to work relatedtraumatic incidents.
Interactions: Internal and external customers, co-workers, families, nursing, and physicianstaff, ancillary staff, and peer group.
Work Conditions: Potential exposures to chemicals and communicable diseases and related medical waste.
Hazards: Potentialexposures to chemicals and communicable diseases and relatedmedical waste.