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Company: Mercy
Location: St. Louis, MO
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


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 Work.”


  • Experience: 3 years of clinical experience required, leadership experience preferred.
  • Required Education: Graduated from an accredited school.  Licensed in the state of Missouri.  BSN required.
  • Certifications: BLS required.


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 care.

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 all.

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.

Job Description Responsibilities: 

Organize the department/areas of responsibility and establish the accountability for patient care and personnel utilizing the nursing process.
1.1 Develop department goals and objectives which tie to the overall ministry strategic plan and mission and the nursing division philosophy and supports innovation in nursing practice.
1.2 Assures that established nursing standards for patient care and standards for nursing practice are carried out utilizing the nursing process.
1.3 Assesses compliance to age related patient care standards through observation and communication during daily rounds.
1.4 Evaluate the effectiveness of patient care delivery in meeting patients needs, and takes action to improve care.
1.5 Develops policies and procedures that describe how nursing care needs of patients are assessed, evaluated and met. Reviews annually and modifies when warranted.
1.6 Assists with evaluation of current nursing practice and patient care delivery to improve quality, appropriateness, and efficiency of care.

Business development of the surgery Center.
2.1 Identifies and implements mechanisms to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and integration of care.
2.2 Actively engages the medical staff in the integration of department and organizational goals.
2.3 Routinely rounds with medical staff to query concerns, creating action plans as needed.
2.4 Increases overall business strategy to accommodate new surgeons.
2.5 Facilitates needed help with ongoing organizational changes (EPIC changes, training etc.)
2.6 Participates in organizational meetings as they relate to growing integration of specialist physicians.

Communicates effectively.
3.1 Actively communicates with other departments concerning the appropriate integration of the surgery Center into the organization structure.
3.2 Provides concise, effective and accurate verbal and written communications regarding surgery Center operations.
3.3 Meets at least six times per year with leadership team and reports current projects. Seeks feedback on performance improvement efforts. Engages staff in action and evaluation process.
3.4 Meets with staff at general staff meeting at least six times per year, for information exchange and performance improvement reports.

3.5 Meets with Medical director regularly to discuss Center activities and opportunities to improve patient care and workflow of department.
3.6 Provides written reports as requested. Demonstrates expert knowledge of computer systems.
3.7 Demonstrates support of administrative decisions.

Manages Financial Resources.
4.1 Prepares and submits and administers the annual operating budget.
4.2 Demonstrates knowledge of unit specific history and developing trends in budget preparation.
4.3 Provides budget for all proposed new positions or services. Documents justification.
4.4 Monitors compliance to budget and responds to defined variances monthly.
4.5 Coordinates the utilization of man-hours, capital expenditures and supplies within budget restrictions annually.

Manages the Environment.
5.1. Maintains a safe and clean environment to prevent or eliminate risk and hazardous work areas.
5.2. Provides risk manager with documentation of situations which have or could cause harm to patient, staff, visitors or the organization.
5.3 Uses incident and problem reports appropriately. Monitors staff utilization of these reports and provides direction when necessary.
5.4 Collaborates with other surgical/procedural areas to implement and monitor practices to reduce risk.
5.5 Enforces Federal, State, and OSHA rules and regulations for safety and environmental issues.
5.6 Assures compliance with regulations regarding controlled substances.
5.7 Collaborates with infection prevention specialists to maintain required standards.

Operationalizes the Mercy philosophy.
7.1 Carry out responsibilities and integrate personal style of management in a manner that reflects he mercy philosophy of caring for the sick and suffering, respect of life, and the dignity of each person.
7.2 Assure that employees are treated fairly and consistently.
7.3 Recognize both the strengths and weaknesses of departmental employees and promote growth and development of these employees.
7.4 Be a patient advocate when dealing directly with health care issues.
7.5 Maintain a high level of employee morale.
7.6 Monitors patient satisfaction through patient surveys and develops plan for improvement keeping in line with the Mercy mission and vision.

Manages Human Resources.
6.1 Recruits, interviews, and hires staff appropriate for an effective staffing pattern
6.2 Develops staffing pattern that meets the needs of the Surgery Center expected pace in consultation with the Medical Director.
6.3 Assures that employees are treated equitably and receive appropriate compensation for all worked hours.
6.4 Completes performance evaluations in a timely manner, integrating check list with objective observation to assure competency of staff to practice or provide services in an area of patient care.
6.5 Provides guidance and counseling for employees experiencing difficulties in work performance; documents according to policy.
6.6 Directs orientation experiences on the unit.
6.7 Validates documentation of current licensure, CPR certification, ACLS, record of continuing education and mandatory in-service attendance.

Promotes personal and staff development.
8.1 Meets annual certification requirements and attends mandatory educational events: CPR, Infection control, ACLS, and fire safety.
8.2 Certified nurse in area of expertise.
8.3 Participate actively in peer group meetings.
8.4 Represents the nursing department as appointed by director or CNO.
8.5 Represents Mercy at community and hospital functions.

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