at MHM Support Services dba Mercy Healthcare System in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
We're a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
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. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its "Top 100 Places to Work."
The Charge Nurse is responsible for providing the unit leadership, and ensuring the continuity and quality of care for all three shifts. This responsibility includes the appropriate utilization of Mercy Hospital fort Smith resources to optimize patient care. Assesses, implements, and evaluates patient care on own patients as reflected by RN job description, as well as those patients under care of other staff members. Assures that all care meets legal, ethical, and professional standards. The Charge Nurse is sensitive to the needs of patients, families, and fellow co-workers; plans and provides professional nursing care for patients in accordance with age specific needs; plan and provide professional nursing care for patients in accordance with any identified cultural diversity needs (such as religions, lifestyles, beliefs, physical capabilities, and cultures); plan and provide professional nursing care for patients by assuring appropriate and effective pain management; assess, report, and assist any patients that present with evidence of abuse and/or neglect; identifies problems and proposes solutions in own area. Communicates effectively with all members of the health team. Participates in activities that contribute to the efficient operation of the unit. Assures that the philosophy, mission, goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the department, health center and Sisters of Mercy are implemented. Coworkers are expected to abide by Mercy safety and infection control policies to maintain a safe environment for patients and co-workers. Supervises: Team Leaders, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, Orderlies NOTE: Orientation and training is age specific. Competent to provide nursing services to the age of the specific population of assigned areas. See Age Appropriate Care for Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric Patients policy. Current CPR Certification is a required element to maintain the job position. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.
Education: Graduation from an approved school of nursing.
Licensure: Current Licensure by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.
Experience: Minimum 2 years RN experience in an acute care setting.
Certifications: CPR (AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider)
Other: Competent to provide nursing care to age specific patient populations of assigned area. To ensure patient safety, it is mandatory that all licensed personnel who provide direct patient care must pass a medication and math competency test before assuming medication administration responsibilities. This exam will cover knowledge of the actions and side effects of commonly used drugs along with math regarding correct dosages and IV problems. The passing grade on this exam is 90% and it may be repeated one time. Failure to pass the retake may result in termination of employment.
We Offer Great Benefits:
Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
We're bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.
At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We're expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.
What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.
Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.