Progressive Care Unit (PCU) - St. Rita'sShift
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Interviews and selects staff for the patient care area and provides a clear structured unit orientation for new employees.
Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and developmental goals and objective.
Responsible for annual performance evaluations on entire nursing staff: conducts evaluations for new staff prior to completion of the
probationary period which includes nursing personnel transferred into unit and complete exit evaluations on staff members who have
Counsels employees and, as necessary, takes appropriate disciplinary action for infractions of policy.
Gets staff input into budget process (operational and capital needs.) on an annual and ongoing basis.
Monitors, evaluates, and maintains awareness of utilization of expenses and equipment and supplies.
Prepares staff and unit for surveys by JCAHO, Ohio Department of Health, and other governing bodies and is knowledge of
standards and evaluates compliance through patient care monitoring activities.
Ensures continuity of care based on clinical nursing needs of patients (age, diagnosis, acuity, individualized needs) and proper
utilization of staff.
Provides for professional growth and development of nursing staff through identification of needs, sponsoring training programs,
encouraging educational, (formal and continuing) efforts, and evaluation of same.
Coordinates attendance at inservices, orientation, and practice of emergency procedures, i.e., CPR, infection control, safety, and
Ensures care givers are competent in their ability to interpret information in terms of patient needs, knowledge of growth and
development, patient, and teaching.
Plans and maintains staffing patterns for the patient care unit thus meeting continuity of care, acuity level, and age related on a
Promotes open communication with the unit
department and other units and departments. Plans and conducts at least 10 unit meetings per year.
Communicates with patient family and appropriate health professionals regarding patients plan of care.
Provides input in formulating patient care protocols and standards for the practice of nursing plan (Hospital for Nursing Care) and
works with the medical staff to coordinate medical and nursing management of patient care.
Assists in setting standards of care to be rendered to patients for unit consultation with other health care professionals - monitors
Promotes quality improvement activities.
Supervises nursing activities related to patient care and set standards for accurate reporting and recording of patients' progress.
Evaluates patient care through assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, written documentation, observation, and comparison
to established standards.
Serves as clinical resource person and assists nursing personnel in assessing patient/family status, to plan nursing care.
Serves as clinical resource person to all student activities on nursing unit.
Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to patient rights, as identified within the institution.
Ensures patients are aware of their rights and responsibilities and how to get assistance to resolve concerns.
MercyHealth is an equal opportunity employer.
We'll also reward your hard work with:
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
- Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
- Prescription drug coverage
- Flexible spending accounts
- Life insurance w/AD&D
- An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
- Paid time off
- Educational Assistance
- And much more
Progressive Care Unit (PCU) - St. Rita's All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Ashland, Kentucky, which is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please firstname.lastname@example.org.If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team email@example.com