We're a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
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. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
Under the supervision of the registered nurse, assist in the individualized care of the patient directed toward achieving the patients' highest level of physical and mental wellness. Performs designated clinical procedures and non-clinical support tasks essential to nursing care. Assists in unit operational support tasks or duties. Performs duties and responsibilities in manner consistent with our mission, values, and mercy service standards. Qualifications: Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications: Experience and Education Requirements:
Education: Completion of one to two years of college undergraduate studies in Psychology or mental health related field. Successful completion of Basic Skills I course within one month of hire or transfer
Experience: Minimum 6 months experience working in a mental health setting.
Other skills & knowledge:
(skills, knowledge, abilities)
Must have excellent oral and written skills, caring attitude, and assumption of responsibility. Must be able to deal appropriately with stressful situations. Working as part of a team is essential. Has regular contact with medical and nursing staff and significant contacts with patients and families. Job requires frequent lifting and positioning of patients.
Education: Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. Minimum skills, knowledge and ability requirements:
a. Assist other staff when patient becomes aggressive.
b. Performs safety rounds.
c. Provides limit setting to patients when appropriate.
d. Maintains a clean/safe environment.
e. Complies with Infection Control Guidelines.
f. Follows policy/procedure for Incident Report/Sentinel Events.
g. Follows Confidentiality Policy/Procedure.
h. Creates a safe environment.
i. Adheres to Fall Precaution Policy/Procedures.
j. Follows Restraint Management Policy/Procedure.
k. Unit/departmental specific policies.
l. Respects patients personal property.
m. Adheres to hospital safety regulations; fire, tornado, environmental safety.
n. Complies with patient rights/regulations.
o. Performs equipment safety checks.
Coordination of Services:
a. Assists with admission process.
b. Assists with transfer/discharge procedures.
c. Assists with updating treatment plans.
d. Participates in treatment planning.
e. Documents patient physical/mental status in progress notes.
f. Documentation is factually, accurate, organized, complete, current and confidential.
a. Assists with special treatments (ECT).
b. Leads/co-leads group activities.
c. Evaluates the effectiveness of staff interventions and patient response.
d. Performs various medical treatments that may arise; wound/decub care, dressing changes, splint/ted hose application, turning and repositioning patients.
e. Observes for skin breakdown, monitors wound, skin integrity, and reports condition to RN.
a. Observes patient mood/meal status.
b. Assists with daily care of patient (baths, meals, Ambulation)
c. Takes vital signs, weights I/Os, etc.
a. Reports patient symptoms/behavior which may indicate immediate danger to patients/others.
b. Introduces self to patient by name/status.
c. Communicates relevant data to multidisciplinary team.
d. Interacts with patient/visitors in professional manner.
e. Is knowledgeable of safe/ethical behavior re: communication / boundaries.
f. Receives/gives verbal report of assignment and change in patient condition.
a. Assists with procedures and equipment under the direction of the RN.
b. Assists with inventory supplies (ordering, cleaning, checking, etc.).
c. Is competent in use of routine equipment.
d. Is competent in use of computer. We'll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. 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, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills. What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. 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.
Transforming the Health of Our Communities.
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 43 acute care and specialty (heart, children s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
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