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


  • Summary
    • This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing support to customers, physicians and staff of Mercy Medical Center. The Shift Supervisor will serve as a patient care provider. The Shift Supervisor will help guide staff through their Mercy Medical Center journey and help demonstrate leadership skills by being a clinical expert and successful role model of the unit.
  • Job Duties/Essential Functions
    • Job Duties
      • 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
      • Provides and ensures high quality and safe patient care using evidence-based practice, performance improvement, and service excellence
      • Manages customer complaints in a timely and caring manner in the absence of Manager.
      • Assists with department staffing to meet daily census needs and modifies staffing to meet departmental needs as necessary.
      • Participates in regular department meetings as applicable
      • Assists with recognizing outstanding individuals or teams in their department
      • Collaborates with others to implement key initiatives and demonstrate performance improvement within the department based on quality metrics
      • Practices cost containment efforts on a shift to shift basis by efficient use of time and resources, i.e., man-hours, patient charges, equipment, supplies.
      • Fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships within the department and organization
      • Serves as a positive role model and mentor for department and hospital staff, establishing and reinforcing expectations of cooperation, collaboration, and respect.
      • Participates in the orientation and mentoring of new employees.
      • Observes and evaluates staff performance, providing regular performance feedback, and completing annual performance appraisals as delegated

    • Department Specific Duties
      • Demonstrates the ability to care for the patient undergoing invasive procedures including insertion, monitoring and care of the catheter.
      • Demonstrates the ability to titrate intravenous medications according to the patient's hemodynamic status. (NA__)
      • Demonstrates the ability to care for the patient with continuous cardiac monitoring including rhythm identification, interpretation, and follow through with appropriate intervention.
      • Maintains good sterile technique throughout the procedure by diligent observation, instruction and supervision in the use of sterile technique.
      • Assures that all areas of procedure documentation are complete and accurate.
      • Demonstrates a working knowledge of ancillary equipment.
      • Correctly collects and accurately labels specimens.
      • Assesses, evaluates, and carries out nursing interventions and teaching in patients receiving treatment and/or undergoing diagnostic procedures. (NA___)
      • Communicates clinically relevant information to the physician performing the procedure.
      • Participates in on-call schedule, working as needed after normal operating hours.
      • Assists in maintaining adequate supply inventory for the department, notifies appropriate person when stock is low.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Demonstrates effective leadership skills (i.e. coaching, counseling, prioritization, decision making and conflict management)
    • Utilizes effective coordination, collaboration, and facilitative skills
    • Helps to foster a culture of accountability, creative and critical thinking, and staff development
    • Possesses skill in staffing, staff development and change management
    • Maintains a positive, professional demeanor in emotionally charged situations and serves as a role model for staff.
    • Committed to ongoing self-development and learning
    • Excellent Nursing skills with rapid critical thinking
    • Role Models exemplary customer service skills including verbal and non-verbal skills and proper phone etiquette
    • Creates a welcoming environment for all healthcare team members.
  • Professional Experience
    • Demonstrated leadership skills required
    • Two years clinical experience preferred
  • Education
    • Graduate of an accredited radiologic technology program or nursing program
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred
    • Certification in clinical specialty preferred
  • Licensure, Certification, Registration
    • For radiologic technologist:
      • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, required
      • Iowa Permit to Practice. required
      • ARRT Cardiovascular Technologist, preferred
    • For registered nurse:
      • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa or compact state required.
    • Current certification in Basic Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
    • Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support or obtain within 6 months of hire.
    • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.

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