Charge RN Observation Nights
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: January 15, 2022
SIGN ON BONUS AVAILABLE
10,000 Sign On Bonus for full-time RNs
with at least 1 year of experience
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
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 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, and Mercy
Hospital Fort Smith are implemented. Coworkers are expected to
abide by Mercy's 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 BLS
Certification, ACLS Certification, TNCC Certification, NIH Stroke
Certification, and successful completion of yearly competencies 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
Experience: Minimum 2 years RN experience in an acute care
Certification/Registration: CPR (AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider),
ACLS, TNCC, NIH Stroke Certification
Other skills & knowledge (skills, knowledge, abilities): 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.
Preferred Certification/Registration: CCRN
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
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
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.
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