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Registered Nurse RN - Endoscopy - Full-Time Days

Company: Trinity Health Corporation
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Day Shift

Description:

A Registered Nurse RN in Endoscopy provides quality patient care through competent practice and application of the nursing process in an outpatient setting. Accepts accountability for coordination of the nursing care of specific patients with complex medical and nursing needs as directed by the MDs within the surgical services department. Serves a clinical resource to others within the cancer program, and functions in a consultative relationship with health team members.

Full-Time Benefited opportunity scheduled 36 hours per week.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the nation's top health care services providers, spanning five counties in Southeastern Michigan. SJMHS represents more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, and includes 6 Hospitals, 5 Outpatient Health Centers, 8 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing or an Associate's degree in Nursing, applicants with associates degree will need to sign an agreement to complete BSN.

  • Experience: One to two years nursing experience working with older patients not residing in a nursing home.

  • Certification/Licensure: Current Michigan licensure or temporary license as a Registered Nurse.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs, communicates, and documents ongoing assessment of individual patients. Correlates patient response with physiologic and other relevant factors.

  • Interprets and responds to subtle or obvious changes in patient status and communicates same to MD, NP and /or social worker.

  • Investigates and initiates changes to prevent occurrence, recurrence or continuation of unsafe conditions.

  • Demonstrates accountability in resolving patient problems thorough interdisciplinary collaboration and implementation of plan of care.

  • Collaborates with other health team members to prepare patient/family for implementation of a plan of care.

  • Identifies patients in need of psycho-social intervention and involves social worker in evaluation and care plan development.

  • Reviews order for home care referrals for accuracy, and documents oversight activities of the care plan.

  • Monitors the status of selected patients as directed by the MD re: vital signs and medication tolerance.

  • Teaches patients how to self-administer selected medications as prescribed and directed by the MD.

  • Teaches patients self-care and behavior changes related to the patient's diagnosed medical condition(s).

  • Administers medications as directed by an NP or MD.

  • Acts as a resource to less experienced colleagues for nursing practice.

  • Formulates the RN//MA schedule on a rotating basis with RN colleagues.

  • Models leadership and communication behaviors to enhance the functioning of the health care team.

  • Provides evidence of incorporating new learning into nursing practice by attending appropriate conferences, seminars, inservices and reading books, journals and/or other literature.

  • Participates on committees and task forces, and reports results of their work to staff meetings.

  • Takes leadership responsibility for specific area(s) of clinical practice, e.g. labs, infection control, etc.

  • Answers telephone inquiries from patients and family, uses judgement as to emergent and/or non-emergent nature, and resolves the problem.

  • Calls patients with test results, and to convey NP and /or MD messages.

  • Calls patient prescriptions to area pharmacies.

  • Participates in the orientation of new nursing staff, both RNs and MAs.

Employees of St. Joseph Mercy Health System enjoy

  • Competitive compensation

  • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, Life Insurance and Disability

  • Retirement savings plan with employer contribution

  • Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout SJMHS and Trinity Health

Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/careers to learn more about the benefits, culture and career development opportunities available to you at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health Corporation, Ann Arbor , Registered Nurse RN - Endoscopy - Full-Time Days, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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