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Mary Greeley Medical Center Registered Nurse in Ames, Iowa

  • Position Summary

  • Under general direction, protects, promotes, and optimizes health and abilities. Prevents illness and injury. Alleviates suffering through the diagnosis and treatment. Advocates for patients and their families. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.

  • Responsible for comprehensive goal-oriented care of patients as directed by the physician orders. This includes patient assessment, nursing diagnosis, care planning, implementation, intervention and evaluation of care. Works with an interdisciplinary team to assure support of the patients’ physical, spiritual and emotional needs, as well as the needs of the families.

  • Position Responsibilities

  • Unit Specific Position Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Care Team (IDT), uses assessment information to develop and implement the interdisciplinary plan of care, focusing on the patient’s goals, identified problems, and palliation of symptoms.

  • Reevaluates the patient’s condition and ongoing needs, and reports patient’s condition to appropriate members of the IDT.

  • Completes documentation accurately and in a timely manner according to policy, and prepares clinical and progress notes as requested.

  • Supervises IFHH hospice aides and other health personnel who provide care to hospice patients at IFHH.

  • Provides bereavement education and support, and encourages use of bereavement services.

  • Assists with chart audits and data collection when requested.

  • Participates in Hospice and MGMC committees and work groups.

  • Participates in public health activities as assigned.

  • Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse and authorized by the State of Iowa to practice nursing or eligible to take licensing exam within four months of hire.

  • Graduation from a school of nursing or in final semester of nursing school.

  • Achievement of Baccalaureate degree in nursing within 6 years of hire if hired after January 1, 2014.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.

  • Mandatory Reporter training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.

  • If hired prior to graduation and licensure, must graduate and become authorized by the State of Iowa to practice nursing within four months of hire.

  • De-escalation training prior to performing direct patient care or within 90 days of hire

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing.

  • Professional certification in nursing specialty.

  • Professional certification in Hospice and Palliative Care within 3 years of hire.

  • One year experience in medical surgical nursing.

  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Proficient in communication skills.

  • Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with diverse population groups.

  • Ability to be self-directed, flexible, and able to adapt to change.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and tactful manner with physicians, staff, patients and/or their representatives.

  • Ability to read and understand chart documentation.

  • Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills.

  • Ability to read, write and understand the English language.

  • Knowledge of theory, techniques, and practices of professional nursing in caring for neonatal through geriatric clients; knowledge of preparation and administration of medicines; knowledge of treatments and medical procedures; knowledge of counseling and teaching techniques; knowledge of the preparation and operation of appropriate medical equipment; ability to make independent decisions.

  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Hospice Experience

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