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Trinity Health LPN - Primghar Clinic PRN in Primghar, Iowa

Under direct supervision, assists in carrying out the phases of the nursing process as appropriately delegated by the Registered Nurse/Provider. Provides nursing care to assigned patients by utilizing the nursing process and meeting the established standards within the clinic. Is accountable for assigned patients, demonstrates understanding of nursing and its issues and is an advocate for patient/families and nursing. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

MERCY MEDICAL SERVICES
POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION PURPOSE

Under direct supervision, assists in carrying out the phases of the nursing process as appropriately delegated by the Registered Nurse/Provider. Provides nursing care to assigned patients by utilizing the nursing process and meeting the established standards within the clinic. Is accountable for assigned patients, demonstrates understanding of nursing and its issues and is an advocate for patient/families and nursing. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

1.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

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Utilizing the nursing process assists the registered nurse/provider in providing patient care.

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Demonstrates ability to identify physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and appropriately reports to the registered nurse/provider.

4.

Promotes and maintains a safe and calm environment for complex patients by ensuring appropriate supplies, equipment, and necessary services.

5.

Identifies actual and potential risk to patients and/or families and initiates appropriate action to minimize risk.

6.

Administers medications and treatments/procedures as directed, and as appropriate for the patient’s medical care, in collaboration with the multi disciplinary team.

7.

Utilizes internal and community resources in planning care and initiating referrals.

8.

Initiates appropriate patient/family education following assessment of learning and discharge needs.

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Documents nursing intervention and patient/family response accurately, legibly, and in compliance with clinic policies.

10.

Appropriately delegates tasks/procedures to other team members who are prepared/qualified to perform.

11.

Demonstrates the skill level requirement for a Licensed Practical Nurse as evidenced by competent performance and completion of the skills checklist.

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Contributes to the learning experience of students and staff.

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Uses effective communication principles to coordinate care with other health care providers.

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Actively participates in clinic meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services.

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Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lines of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes.

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Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving patient safety and reducing risk to patients. Complies with Safety and Infection Control & Procedure.

17.

Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

18.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

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Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

20.

Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

21.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

MISSION STATEMENT

We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.

*GUIDING BEHAVIORS *

The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are: We support each other in serving our patients and communities.We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly.We are fully present.We are all accountable.We trust and assume goodness in intentions.We are continuous learners.

COMMITMENT

Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health.

Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse maintaining current state licensure. A minimum of one to two years nursing experience preferred. Basic Life Support Certification (BCLS) is required unless doctor’s release is provided. Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health.

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. This job is categorized as "Medium Work". Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly. Must be able to handle stress effectively. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemical and/or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury from an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

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Job Number: 00176957

Location: Primghar, IA

Organization Name: MercyOne - Sioux City

Facility: MMCIA - BHMH Primghar Clinic

Employment Type: Part time

Hours: 0

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