Registered Nurse - Surgical Services (Main OR)
Company: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: November 26, 2022
*Employment Type:* Full time *Shift:* *Description:* *POSITION
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.
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 a positive patient
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 plans depending on the
situation. Consistently demonstrates purposeful rounding.
Stewards resources effectively; examples include patient supplies,
linen, telemetry, infusion pumps, physical and virtual safety
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, online
learning assignments, and licensure renewal contact hours.
* Participates in quality improvement and evidence-based practice
activities and integrates resultant changes into practice
* Identifies problems and initiates appropriate follow up
* Assumes leadership responsibilities as delegated such as charge
* Contributes to education and 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, policies, and the
Mission, Vision and Values of Trinity Health.
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 AND 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.
*Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion*
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000
physicians and clinicians across 25 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
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through
training and education, recruitment, retention, and development),
commitment and accountability, communication, community
partnerships, and supplier diversity.
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