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Mary Greeley Medical Center Night Resource 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.

  • Under general direction, provides clinical support for patient care services. Provides insight into problem-solving primarily for novice nurses. To promote and assure quality nursing care to the patient in compliance with the Nursing Department and medical center. Under direction from the house manager and or administrative direction provides organizational leadership in the development, implementation and maintenance of service consistent with the Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan of the Mary Greeley Medical Center. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.

  • Position Responsibilities

  • Unit Specific Position Responsibilities

  • Consults with night house manager and unit / department supervisor or director concerning staffing and department issues, needs and problems.

  • Consults with the night house manager concerning administrative issues, needs and problems.

  • Provide input to director on work performance of staff.

  • Acts as a resource person to medical center staff and actively participates in problem solving and/or priority setting. Coaches, mentors and supports staff in orientation and new hires.

  • Interprets and effectively communicates hospital policies and procedures. Assists with smooth implementation of medical center initiatives regarding new policies, procedures and technology.

  • Ensures cost effective and proper utilization of supplies, equipment and human resources.

  • Performs continual rounds to nursing units and Emergency Department with a primary focus on novice and intermediate level nurses.

  • Guides and evaluates systems of patient care delivery.

  • Recommends and implements policies and procedures to foster an efficient and effective nursing program.

  • Maintains assigned records and reports.

  • Performs related work per orientation and position competency checklists and skills validation.

  • Utilizes the PRIDE program and other resources to recognize employees’ achievement of the medical center’s values.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Human Resources policies and compensation program and assists in communicating this organizationally.

  • Supports medical center-wide educational and leadership development initiatives.

  • Fosters positive employee engagement and a team-oriented environment throughout the medical center.

  • Instills a culture of customer service by emphasizing responsiveness, resourcefulness, follow-through, accuracy, timeliness and accountability.

  • In the event of an emergency, acts as the assistant house manager to support operational consistency and may function in the house manager role as directed by administrator on call.

  • Establishes and maintains liaison with medical staff and allied health care professionals and services for improvement of patient care.

  • Participates in the development and communication of the Medical Center's policies, procedures, programs and services and ensures compliance.

  • Establishes assignments for staff, according to workload/patient volumes.

  • Acts as liaison between patient, staff, physician and family when necessary and maintains open communication.

  • At the direction of the house manager assists with placement and scheduling of nursing personnel and adjust as need arises, basing decisions on clinical judgment of lead nurses as well as projected needs based on acuity.

  • Utilizes safety practices in daily activities.

  • Reports any situations when immediate action is required to the house manager.

  • Responds to all codes.

  • Communicates with the house manager and other departments as necessary to facilitate quality patient care.

  • Evaluates and ensures the quality of departmental programs and services and promotes quality improvement.

  • Provides direction to continuously improve care and services.

  • Assisted the house manager in hospital compliance with regulatory agencies.

  • Ensures awareness of all current accreditation standards and ensures a state of continuous readiness.

  • At the direction of the house manager is accountable to the hospital's overall disaster plan, communicates as required, and ensures nursing participation.

  • Serves on medical center committees as appropriate.

  • At the direction of the house manager activates Cath Lab, OR and GI teams when needed. Add/cancel OR cases.

  • When directed by the house manager Knows bed availability on all units at all times.

  • At the direction of the house manager makes bed assignments based on unit admission criteria.

  • Participates in the development, maintenance and implementation of the Medical Center's strategic plan.

  • Supports strategies to enhance physician recruitment and retention.

  • Ensures staff learns new skills needed to support new and/or expanded programs and services.

  • At the direction of the house manager provides appropriate information to news media and the community.

  • Ensures implementation of best practices to enhance medical staff relationships.

  • Provides input to and supports strategies for aligning organizational marketing plan with Mary Greeley Medical Center’s goal to be the regional health network of choice.

  • Establishes, coordinates, and maintains effective relationships with counterparts in the healthcare community.

  • Promotes awareness of health care trends and issues.

  • Seeks opportunities for volunteer involvement in community and professional organizations and encourages others in the organization to seek volunteer involvement also.

  • 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

  • Combative Patient Response Team training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing.

  • Professional certification in nursing specialty.

  • 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.

  • Five years of clinical experience in an acute care facility.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.

  • Considerable knowledge of theory, techniques and practices of professional nursing; considerable knowledge of treatments and medical procedures; considerable knowledge of report and record preparation and maintenance; knowledge of management theories and supervisory techniques; considerable knowledge of hospital services available; considerable knowledge of emergency procedures.

  • Ability to plan, provide and maintain nursing standards; ability to evaluate nursing personnel performance; ability to serve as resource person and effectuate good communication within the institution and with the media and public.

  • Skill in communicating effectively; skill in providing nursing care; skill in supervising and coordinating nursing care activities.

  • Skill in effective oral and written communication in English.

  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic, algebra, statistics, and their applications.

  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • Active Listening skills, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Ability to manage one’s time effectively.

  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

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