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 5 Hospitals, 6 Outpatient Health
Centers, 6 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty
Provides quality patient centered care considering age specific,
developmental, cultural and spiritual needs through competent
clinical practice and application of the nursing process.
Consistently integrates concepts of relationship based care into
practice. Serves as a clinical and educational resource to others
on the unit. Assumes accountability for nursing care of designated
patients. Demonstrates unit/area-designated competencies.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Views patient holistically; considers physical, psychosocial,
emotional, age specific, cultural and spiritual factors and
demonstrates appropriate assessment skills for identified patient
Demonstrates critical thinking skills by gathering and analyzing
patient information, then responding to a patient situation.
Implements interventions to achieve the best possible outcomes for
Develops implements, evaluates and revises an individualized
plan of care using evidenced based interventions and standards of
care. Identifies needs and begins to plan for care across the
continuum considering patient and family preferences.
Identifies patient and family education needs. Develops and
implements teaching plan based on evidence based practice, seeking
out additional resources when necessary. Utilizes teach back
methodology to assure patient and family is learning effectively.
Identifies necessary resources to assure readiness for discharge
and begins to develop plan in collaboration with other
Effectively functions as a member of the inter-professional team
by collaborating to achieve patient outcomes. Participates directly
or indirectly in interprofessional rounds. Integrates
unit/organizational quality and safety initiatives to improve
patient outcomes into professional practice.
Uses evidence based practices to prevent hospital acquired
Creates an environment that promotes customer satisfaction and
the patient experience.
Communicates both verbal and written information (including
documentation in the EMR) that is accurate, timely, concise and
thorough. Effectively communicates patient status, priority goals
and interventions to colleagues and other disciplines during
consultation, rounds and handoffs.
Directs team members to provide care for a group of patients
during a designated time frame. Prioritizes necessary activities
and delegates appropriately. Demonstrates effective team member
Organizes and prioritizes individual workload around patient and
unit needs. Adjusts activities and plan depending on situation.
Consistently demonstrates purposeful rounding.
Stewards resources effectively; examples include: patient
supplies, linen, telemetry, infusion pumps, patient companions and
Demonstrates professional and standard nursing behaviors:
- Identifies own education and professional growth needs,
develops plan and seeks resources to address
- Completes professional activities such as self-appraisal,
Healthstream assignments, and licensure renewal contact hours.
- Participates in QI and evidence based practice activities and
integrates resultant changes into practice
- Identifies problems & initiates appropriate follow up
- Assumes leadership responsibilities as delegated such as charge
- Contributes to education & growth of colleagues by providing
evaluation feedback, mentoring new staff to facility or unit,
assists with planning and presenting educational experiences for
self and colleagues based on identified unit needs
Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches
conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems,
offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.
Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining
to patient, physicians, colleagues, and visitors. Discusses patient
and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in
appropriately private places.
Behaves in accordance with the Code of Conduct, Service
Excellence Standards, and the Mission, Vision and Values of Trinity
Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the
safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of
coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe
practices immediately to management.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
- Graduation from accredited nursing program.
- Effective January 1, 2013 all new hires must have a BSN degree
or must agree in writing to obtain their BSN within five (5) years
from date of hire or transfer to an RN role.
- Current Michigan Nursing License
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of nursing theory, practice and age specific needs
Interpersonal skills necessary to initiate and maintain collegial
relationships with coworkers and therapeutic relationships with
patients and families. Critical thinking skills necessary to
perform principal duties and responsibilities of job description.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when
planning and performing professional nursing care.
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
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.