Mercyhealth RN HIB 1 in Janesville, Wisconsin
JOB SUMMARY Provides compassionate, culturally sensitive, holistic nursing care to patients in the hospital setting, supporting the nursing philosophy, primarily on the night shift. May include weekends, holidays, and/or on-call hours.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Utilizes the nursing process and collaboration with interdisciplinary team members in caring for patients. Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques, policies and procedures, standards of care, and State laws/practice act. Documents according to standards of care. Initiates a patient plan of care according to the individualized needs of the patient, as prescribed by Physician and/or hospital policy including patient and family instruction. Floats to various units based on identified needs. Participates in department or unit performance improvement activities.
AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION
Neonate through Geriatric
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies : Quality - Follows policies and procedures; Adapts to changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance. Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments; Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences. Partnering - Supports organization's goal and values; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Generates suggestions for improving work. Cost - Conserves organization resources. Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others; Consistently performs essential duties and responsibilities. Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on resolving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things. Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change. Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results. Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others. Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions. Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Self-directed in daily work routine, remaining productive during work hours. Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration; Accepts responsibility for own actions. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly; Utilizes appropriate equipment for partner/patient safety, such as lifts and gait belts. Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time, ready to accept assignment. Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to leadership direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed; Seeks out educational opportunities.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE
Graduate of an accredited nursing program. BSN or upon hire BSN completion agreement for enrollment in an accredited BSN Completion Program
Licensed as an RN in the State of Wisconsin HCP CPR Certification (Other certifications per unit requirements: ACLS, PALS, NALS)
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring) Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or Illinois Health Care Workers Background Check. Must be able to follow written/oral instructions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occupational exposure is a Category A, which states all employees in the specified job classification have occupational exposure.
INFORMATION ACCESS Partner may access patient care information needed to perform job duties.
WORK CONTACT GROUP
Patients, Families, Physicians, Health Care Team Members, Community
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
Supervises nursing support staff as appropriate. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
COMPUTER SKILLS To perform this job successfully, basic computer knowledge is beneficial.