Mercy Health
Charge RN - Med/Surg - South OKC
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5200 E I 240 Service Rd - Oklahoma City / OK
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Job description

We’re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.


At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. We have opportunities for nurses who are inspired to pioneer new models of care and want to transform the healthcare experience. Work with advanced technology and innovative procedures. Be state of the art, and never stop exploring. We’re expanding to help our communities grow, offering an exceptional opportunity to join our team.


Position Qualifications:


Licensure: Current Oklahoma LicenseExperience: Completes Hospital and nursing competency within 3 months of employment and annually, submits to Nurse Manager/Education Coordinator.Certifications: BLS certifiedPreferred Education: BSN Preferred Experience: Greater than 1 year clincial experience with leadership experience.Preferred Certifications: ACLS

We’ll Support You at Work and Home


Getting respect doesn’t come easy in healthcare. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, 401K retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!



What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care-that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


Please email [email protected] with additional questions.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Assesses the condition of patient/significant other in a timely, consistent and systematic manner.1.1 Initiates nursing assessment, performs orientation to room and unit, notifies physician of admission, and obtains admitting orders, within one hour of admission if charge nurse unavailable for assessment.1.2 Completes assessments for each assigned patient every shift and more frequently as indicated by the patient's clinical condition.1.3 Utilizes LPN's, Nurse Assistants/Technicians, and other appropriate health care workers in data gathering functions of the nursing assessment.1.4 Includes information obtained from the patient and/or significant others in the assessment. Documents clear and accurate initial and ongoing assessment data about the patient in the permanent record.1.5 Assesses and documents the educational needs and learning abilities of the patient and/or significant others during the admission and subsequent assessments in the computerized care plan.Develops an outcome oriented plan of care that reflects the patient's actual or potential health problems.2.1 Formulates plan of care within 8 hours of admission and revises it every shift as needed. Initiates care plan for patients being cared for by a LPN.2.2 Assures that the plan of care includes identified problems, and/or nursing diagnosis, nursing interventions, and goals/ outcomes with target dates. Involves patient and/or significant others in decisions regarding care.2.3 Assures that the plan of care is based on patients' current problems, congruent with the medical plan of care, and incorporates preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, palliative, and comfort nursing interventions.2.4 Prioritizes care delivery according to the patients' needs and unit activities.2.5 Collaborates with other health care providers to revise the plan of care, including discharge planning.2.6 Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms understandable to the adult and geriatric patient.2.7 Plans of care are based on knowledge of changes associated with aging in the adult and geriatric patient population.Implements the plan of care to achieve the identified outcomes for the patient according to policy and procedure.3.1 Provides professional nursing care to an assigned group of patients according to the prescribed plan of care.3.2 Assists with and/or performs procedures including but not limited to the nursing unit skills checklist.3.3 Delegates tasks to LPN's and unlicensed health care providers according to their documented competencies.3.4 Demonstrates ability to provide care and information based upon physical, psycho/social, cultural, safety and other age-related factors for the adult and geriatric patient. Evaluates effectiveness of services provided.4.1 Evaluates patient/significant others responses to care and/or education; determines and documents progress towards achievement of outcomes every shift4.2 Evaluates patient/significant others' understanding of information provided or skills taught.4.3 Evaluates the effectiveness of discharge plans for meeting the needs for continuing care.Demonstrates effective and accurate verbal, written and electronic communication.5.1 Creates a positive climate for communications.5.2 Maintains the confidentiality of patient, staff, and hospital information from written, verbal, electronic sources.5.3 Communication is timely, accurate, concise, complete, and appropriate.5.4 Utilizes constructive problem solving techniques to promote change and deal with issues. Follows established channels for addressing issues, concerns and problems5.5 Documentation of the Nursing Process is completed according to organizational policies and procedures.5.6 Maintains relevant knowledge of hospital forms, and completes in a timely, accurate and complete manner. 5.7 Timely notification of changes in assessment to the appropriate physician. Participates in unit and organizational activities.6.1 Participates in at least 75% of staff meetings6.2 Participates in Process Improvement activities such as data collection, in-services, and meetings as appropriate. 6.3 Participates in a hospital committee, special project or service (i.e. preceptor to student or new coworker, care management) as requested.Demonstrates effective patient safety techniques7.1 Complies with JCAHO patient safety goals. Adheres to OSHA standards regarding appropriate safety regulations and procedures.7.2 Utilizes safe techniques for patient mobility7.3 Complies with medication administration as per hospital policies and procedures7.4 Performs patient hand offs utilizing patient safety tools both from shift to shift and interdepartmentally.Demonstrates professional conduct and development. 8.1 Uses current knowledge achieved through research, evidence based practice or educational activities to enhance or improve clinical practice or patient care.8.2 Establishes goals and objectives with each annual performance appraisal, and provides evidence of goal attainment from previous evaluation period.8.3 Completes Hospital and nursing competency within 3 months of employment and annually within required time frame, submits to Nurse Manager/ Education Coordinator.8.4 Maintains hospital property and the hospital environment in a safe, clean and intact condition per MHC policy and procedure.8.5 Maintains knowledge base required to provide professional standard of care 8.6 Participates in annual peer review process for self and others when requested. Develops improvement plans when applicable.Demonstrates effective unit management.9.1 Evaluates the nursing process of patient care delivery on the unit for compliance to MHC policy and procedure.9.2 Delegates work assignments equitably according to patient needs, staff competencies, staff development/professional activites, and geographics of the unit.9.3 Coordinates staffing for current and oncoming shift based on patient needs, staffing protocols and budgetary allowances.9.4 Facilitates staff member participation in hospital committees, inservice and process improvement activities.9.5 Participates in the timely and objective performance evaluation of staff members.9.6 Participates and communicates the planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient satisfaction, patient safety, and coworker satisfaction intiatives. 9.7 Demonstrates the ability to mentor new graduate nurses to their role within MHC. Charge nurses will understand this responsibility by openly communicating the five levels of competency in clinical nursing practice as illustrated by Patricia Benner's model of Novice to Expert. (Novice, advanced beginner, competent, proficient, and expert.)

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