Registered Nurse (RN) Intermediate Care
Company: Mercy Health
Posted on: June 22, 2022
Registered Nurse (RN) Intermediate CareApply NowRequisition
R127261 Market Youngstown, Ohio Department Progressive Care Unit
(PCU) - St. Elizabeth - Intermediate Care Unit 2 Shift Days
Schedule Full-timeThank you for considering a career at Mercy
Health$10,000 Sign on Bonus for experienced nurses. $5,000 for new
gradsSummary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position
The Stepdown Registered Nurse (RN) delivers patient care utilizing
the nursing process through data collection and assessment,
identifying and determining the priority of patients
problems/needs, and evaluating the process and outcome of nursing
care, all in collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team.
The RN coordinates, provides, and directs patient teaching
activities and coordinates the care provided by health team
Essential Job Functions
Conducts initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes
assessment data, creates a plan of care, implements treatment, and
evaluates treatment effectiveness
Administers medications in a safe manner consistent with the State
of Practice and Bon Secours Mercy Health policies and
Serves as point of contact for patients' care coordination
throughout hospital departments.
Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing
quality improvement in the department.
Serves as patient advocate in collaboration with spiritual care,
palliative care, and ethics.
Serves as a point of care with care coordination and family members
Clinically manages patients with multi-system organ failure and/or
Using the AACN Synergy Model, restores, supports, promotes,
rehabilitates, or palliates to maintain the physiologic,
psychologic, and psychosocial stability of patients across the
Synthesizes and prioritizes information in order to take immediate
and decisive evidence-based, patient-focused action using clinical
judgement and clinical inquiry.
Anticipates and responds with confidence and adapts to rapidly
changing patient conditions.
Responds to the unique needs of the patients and families coping
with unanticipated illness or injury and treatment and advocate for
their choices in quality of life.
BSMH nurses are expected to practice and deliver care in accordance
with the core concepts and intention of the BSMH Nursing
Professional Practice Model.
This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,
skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with
the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related
duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable
Current RN license in state they are working or covered by compact
BLS Basic Life Support (preferred upon hire, must obtain from
approved source prior to direct patient care)
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support (preferred)
CCRN Critical Care Registered Nurse (preferred)
PCCN Progressive Care Certified Nurse (preferred)
National Institute of Health (NIH) Stroke Certification
Bachelor of Science Nursing (preferred)
1 year of RN experience (required)
6 months RN experience in an acute care hospital setting
EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred)
Critical Care Course (preferred)
Assigns patient care according to the nursing skill, knowledge, and
scope of practice of staff.
Orients, facilitates learning experience, and provides education
(based upon quality improvement indicators, outcomes, and
implementation) to nursing staff and others.
Possesses clinical knowledge, skills, and competency to provide
evidence-based patient care in accordance with the current
standards of practice, policy and procedure, and BSMH mission.
Performs comprehensive assessment of patient's clinical condition
and psychosocial needs of the patient and their supportive
Safely and efficiently develops, implements, and prioritizes plan
Application of the nursing process in patient care delivery.
Assesses patient's physical and emotional responses to treatment to
evaluate effectiveness of intervention and patient outcomes;
revises plan of care accordingly.
Assists patient and family in coping with patient's illness.
Collaborates with others in the delivery of coordinated patient
Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
Applies cultural diversity and inclusion principles when caring for
patients and their support resources.
Recognizes own limitations and seeks assistance and acquires
information to perform safely.
Advances personal and professional growth through participation in
educational programs, current literature, in-services, and
Exhibits professionalism through accountability for own and
Integrates cost-effective measures into practice and models
effective stewardship of available resources.
Practices self-care and cultivates resilience in conflict and
Protects the safety and privacy of all persons.
Understanding and utilization of office and clinical
Ability to communicate with patients in a manner they can
understand considering their personal preferences.
Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning in
illness, suffering, pain, and existence.
Remains calm, adaptive, and collective during an emergency.
Manages care of patients with chest tubes.
Assesses patients through hemodynamic monitoring.
Inserts and monitors transvenous pacing/temporary pacing.
Administers means for conscious sedation.
Knowledge of advanced respiratory modalities.
Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur
May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse
May be required to use physical restraints
May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights
May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids*
May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious
May have periods of constant interruptions
- Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal
precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and
learn the policies concerning infection control.
Lifting/Carrying (0-50 lbs.): 34-66%
Lifting/Carrying (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (0-50 lbs.) 34-66%
Push/Pull (50-100 lbs.) 34-66%
Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Perform shift work
Maneuver weight of patients
Hear alarms/telephone/audio recorder
Reach above shoulder
Repetitive arm/hand movements
Acuity - far
Acuity - near
Use of latex products
Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents
Exposure to moving mechanical parts
Exposure to dust/fumes
Exposure to potential electrical shock
Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy
Exposure to high pitched noises
Gaseous risk exposure
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care
appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development
of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data
reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate
information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative
to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as
described in departmental policies and procedures.
Adults (18-64 years)
Geriatrics (65 years and older)MercyHealth is an equal opportunity
employer.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:
- Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance w/AD&D
- Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when
- Paid time off
- Educational Assistance
- And much more
- Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled
Weekly Hours:36Work Shift:DaysDepartment:Progressive Care Unit
(PCU) - St. Elizabeth - Intermediate Care Unit 2All applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status,
and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
If youd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or
policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours
Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia,
which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an individual with a
disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as
part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent
Acquisition Team at email@example.comApply Now
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