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A professional nurse who assesses, plans implements, and evaluates delivery of patient care. He/she provides administrative direction to the development and evaluation of all nursing. personnel and maintains operational aspects of patient unit in collaboration with other support services. He/she contributes to nursing and the Medical Center through support of philosophy, objectives, educational and research efforts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Interviews and selects staff for the patient care area and provides a clear structured unit orientation for new employees.
Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and developmental goals and objective.
Responsible for annual performance evaluations on entire nursing staff: conducts evaluations for new staff prior to completion of the
probationary period which includes nursing personnel transferred into unit and complete exit evaluations on staff members who have
Counsels employees and, as necessary, takes appropriate disciplinary action for infractions of policy.
Gets staff input into budget process (operational and capital needs.) on an annual and ongoing basis.
Monitors, evaluates, and maintains awareness of utilization of expenses and equipment and supplies.
Prepares staff and unit for surveys by JCAHO, Ohio Department of Health, and other governing bodies and is knowledge of
standards and evaluates compliance through patient care monitoring activities.
Ensures continuity of care based on clinical nursing needs of patients (age, diagnosis, acuity, individualized needs) and proper
utilization of staff.
Provides for professional growth and development of nursing staff through identification of needs, sponsoring training programs,
encouraging educational, (formal and continuing) efforts, and evaluation of same.
Coordinates attendance at inservices, orientation, and practice of emergency procedures, i.e., CPR, infection control, safety, and
Ensures care givers are competent in their ability to interpret information in terms of patient needs, knowledge of growth and
development, patient, and teaching.
Plans and maintains staffing patterns for the patient care unit thus meeting continuity of care, acuity level, and age related on a
Promotes open communication with the unit
department and other units and departments. Plans and conducts at least 10 unit meetings per year.
Communicates with patient family and appropriate health professionals regarding patients plan of care.
Provides input in formulating patient care protocols and standards for the practice of nursing plan (Hospital for Nursing Care) and
works with the medical staff to coordinate medical and nursing management of patient care.
Assists in setting standards of care to be rendered to patients for unit consultation with other health care professionals - monitors
Promotes quality improvement activities.
Supervises nursing activities related to patient care and set standards for accurate reporting and recording of patients' progress.
Evaluates patient care through assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, written documentation, observation, and comparison
to established standards.
Serves as clinical resource person and assists nursing personnel in assessing patient/family status, to plan nursing care.
Serves as clinical resource person to all student activities on nursing unit.
Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to patient rights, as identified within the institution.
Ensures patients are aware of their rights and responsibilities and how to get assistance to resolve concerns.
Functions with an awareness and application of safety issues as identified within the institution.
Performs efficiently in emergency patient situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate person,
and document events.
Demonstrates knowledge of management and nursing theory.
Makes sound decisions for her/his unit.
Attends mandatory inservices, and meets continuing education re-licensure requirements applicable to position held.
Demonstrates an awareness of self responsibility and accountability for own professional practice.
Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and unit function and strives to manage situations in reduced
Participates in development and attainment of unit and Practice of Nursing goals.
Demonstrates appropriate delegation tasks and duties in the direction and coordination of health care team members, patient care,
and unit activities.
Considers patient needs and abilities of each staff member.
Formulates and uses effective working relationships with all health care team members, patients, and significant others.
Participates in nursing research activities as requested (new forms of care delivery, staffing pattern, quality assessment, and
Plans and organizes activities in nursing services such as obstetrics, pediatric, or surgery, or for two or more patient-care units to
ensure patient needs are met in accordance with instructions of Physician and hospital administrative procedures.
Coordinates activities with other patient care units.
Consults with Charge Nurse on nursing problems and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met.
Patents and organizes orientation and in-service training for unit staff members
and participates in guidance and educational programs.
Assists in formulating budget.
Engages in studies and investigation related to improving nursing care.
Performs all duties, with or without accommodations, listed in the Physical Demands section of this job description.
Models performance expectations of excellence while building confidence in others to achieve them.
Creates a culture supportive of personnel which fosters individual motivation, high levels of performance, and quality service.
Encourages teamwork and collaboration to achieve the best results.
Is decisive and action oriented.
Listens actively and attentively.
Displays empathy and support.
Awareness of and compliance with the Corporate Responsibility Program, which includes executing duties in accordance with all
policies and regulations affecting one's job; and reporting all concerns or violations of medical center policies, procedures, and
Current RN licensure in the State of Ohio
Certification in area of expertise helpful but not required.
Certification in Specialty or Management preferred.
Graduate from accredited professional school of nursing; baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred.
Three to five years of clinical experience, including experience as supervisor, BSN/BS preferred. Demonstrated ongoing continuing education in area of specialty. Basic management classes/or willing to acquire in-house and/or outside.
Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.
We'll also reward your hard work with:
Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
Paid time off
And much more
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Days (United States of America)
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - St. Rita's
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