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Registered Nurse - Emergency Department - Night Shift

Location: Frankfort
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Night shift
Req ID: 58507

Description

As a part of Munson Healthcare’s commitment to providing quality patient care, qualified applicants accepting certain full-time positions are eligible for a $10,000 sign-on bonus with employment commitment. Applicants can learn more about the sign-on bonus and qualifications when connecting with a recruiter.

 
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 
Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.

For those hired into an RN position after January 1st, 2015, it is required to obtain a BSN within 5 years of start date.
 
Certification in the specialty area of practice is strongly encouraged. 
Is a self-directed professional with the ability to make independent judgments directing patient care. 
Demonstrates ability in using the computer with Windows format preferred. 
GENERAL NURSING POSITIONS: (Acute Care, Venous Access Specialty, Recovery Room, Respiratory Therapy) 
Two to 3 years RN experience in an AcuteMedical/Surgicalsetting is required. 
Experience in Intravenous Therapy is desirable. 
Current BLS certification required. ACLS certification required or obtained within 90 days of employment. 
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT/HOUSE SUPERVISOR POSITIONS: 
Three to 5 years RN experience in an Acute Medical Surgical setting is required. 
Previous experience in a charge nurse/supervisory role is strongly preferred. 
Current BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications required. 
ORGANIZATION 
Accountable to the Director of Clinical Services or designee of the assigned patient care unit; ultimately accountable for the practice of nursing to the Chief Nursing Officer. 
Provides direction to and supervision of LPNs, Techs, Clerks, CENAs, and/or other categories as needed. 
Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the Patient Care Team and other Clinical and Ancillary Services Departments. 
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED 
All ages (birth & above) 
Age of Patients Served is dependent on the specific populations cared for on the Unit. 
SPECIFIC DUTIES 
1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare. 
2. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare. 
3. Promotes personal and patient safety. 
4. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times. 
5. Follows Scope and Standards of Practice from American Nurses Association as listed below. 
6. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 
In partnership with Munson Healthcare (MHC), Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital (POMH) and POIMH Nursing work together to provide superior quality and promote community health. 
STANDARDS OF PRACTICE 
1.  Assessment 
Collects health data in a systematic and ongoing manner involving the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate 
Determines the priority of data collection based on the patient's immediate condition or needs 
Documents relevant data in a retrievable form 
2.  Diagnosis 
Derives diagnoses from the assessment data. Validates with the patient, family, and/or other healthcare providers and documents 
3.  Identification of Outcomes 
Involves the patient, family, and other healthcare providers in formulating outcomes from the diagnosis that are individualized and includes a time estimate for attainment 
Determines outcomes that are culturally appropriate, realistic, attainable and measurable 
Documents expected outcomes as measurable goals 
4.  Planning 
Individualizes a plan of care with the patient, family, and other health care providers that prescribe interventions to attain expected outcomes 
Develops a plan of care that establishes priorities, provides for continuity, and is documented 
5.  Implementation 
Implements the plan of care in a safe, timely, and appropriate manner and documents interventions 
Coordinates and collaborates in care delivery 
Employs health teaching and health promotion strategies 
6.  Evaluation 
Evaluates the patient's progress toward attainment of outcomes and includes the patient, family, and other health care providers as appropriate 
Documents the patient's responses to the interventions 
PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS 
1.  Quality of Care 
Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice 
Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital. Participates in quality improvement activities 
Acknowledges that safety is a self-responsibility. Knows the physical requirements of the job and works within those guidelines. Performs job duties safely at all times, utilizing body mechanics and transferring/lifting techniques 
Plans actions to promote safety.Reports any unsafe situation/equipment according to Hospital procedure 
Participates in quality of care activities at the unit level 
Utilizes the results of quality of care activities to initiate changes in nursing practice 
2.  Practice Evaluation 
Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations 
Engages in performance appraisal on a regular basis, identifying areas of strength as well as areas for professional development. Takes action to achieve identified goals 
Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing practice 
3.  Education 
Participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues 
Complies with mandatory continuing education requirements to maintain licensure and meet job requirements 
Complies with annual mandatory competency activities including Healthstream modules 
Seeks experiences that reflect current clinical practice in order to maintain current clinical skills and competence 
4.  Collegiality 
Interacts with, and contributes to the professional development of peers and other health care providers as colleagues 
Contributes to an environment that is conducive to the clinical education of nursing students, other health care students, and other employees as appropriate 
Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment 
5.  Ethics 
Utilizes the American Nurses Association's Code of Ethics for Nurses and the hospital ethics committee to guide practice 
Maintains patient confidentiality within legal and regulatory parameters 
Acts as a patient advocate and assists patients in developing skills so they can advocate for themselves 
Delivers care in a manner that is culturally sensitive and preserves patient autonomy, dignity, and rights 
Maintains a therapeutic and professional patient-nurse relationship with appropriate professional role boundaries 
Reports illegal, incompetent, or impaired practices 
6.  Collaboration 
Collaborates with the patient and family 
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