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Company: Mercy Cedar Rapids
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

This#position supports Mercy#s philosophy of patient centered care by providing leadership and assuming responsibility for the general direction of the hospital and departmental activities in the absence of Administration and individual department managers/directors. Monitor and maintain compliance of regulatory issues. Responsible for the role of Patient Placement Coordinator including, managing patient flow, appropriate bed assignments and facilitating intrahospital and interhospital transfers. # Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions Ensure that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome Assign patients to appropriate bed, based on diagnosis and bed availability Assist in managing patient flow throughout patient#s stay Answer phones promptly, clearly, and respectfully Facilitate intrahospital and interhospital transfers Facilitate staffing throughout the hospital, assign pod staff Respond to codes/met calls and Trauma Alerts when available Assist in obtaining medical equipment from Storeroom and Medical Store as needed. Admit DOA#s to morgue. Communicate with Pathologist, Medical Examiners, Iowa Donor Network and Morticians. Respond to Patient Advocate and Condition H calls as needed Oversee Bed Capacity Plan and open/close Flex Unit. # Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Demonstrate the ability to provide basic nursing care Demonstrates the ability to think critically to make a sound and timely decision Demonstrates the ability to communicate and work effectively with others Demonstrates proficient computer skills Professionally provides customer service Strong general nursing knowledge Effective communication skills Professional Experience# Required vs. Preferred Prefer four years of clinical experience with 2 of the years in a clinical area at Mercy Medical Center. Education-Required vs. Preferred Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Iowa required Current certification in BCLS, in accordance with the American Heart Association guidelines required Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Custom Patient Instrumentation preferred Physical Activity Requirements Constant = 67-100% of workday Standing Walking Talking Hearing # Frequent = 34-66% of workday Reaching Sitting Repetitive motion Balancing Grasping Climbing # Occasional = 33% or less of workday Lifting Use of Fingers Stooping Kneeling Crouching Pushing Pulling Feeling Handling # Physical Demand Requirements Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently


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