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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.”
Responsible and accountable for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the care for the peri-operative patient in accordance with the plan of care, established hospital and departmental policies, procedures and standards of care. Communicates findings as indicated to appropriate persons and documents it in the patient's medical record. Responsible for managing/overseeing the care and services provided by ancillary and other professional personnel. Responsible for managing supplies and other equipment within the unit. Develops and maintains a collaborative and collegial relationship with physicians and interdepartmental personnel as they relate to the care of the surgical patient. Participates in marketing of operating room services to the medical staff. Maintains competent peri-operative skill level to ensure provision of safe quality patient care. The RN assures that the philosophy, mission, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of Mercy Hospital Fort Smith are followed. 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, plans and provides professional nursing care for patients in accordance with any identified cultural diversity needs (such as religions, lifestyles, beliefs, physical capabilities, and cultures); plans and provides 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; and supports the mission of Mercy Hospital Fort Smith. Co-workers are expected to abide by Mercy safety and infection control policies to maintain a safe environment for patients and co-workers.
- Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing school. Successful completion of medication administration math competency test
- Licensure: RN licensure in the State of Arkansas
- Experience: One year medical-surgical experience and/or one year operating room experience preferred. Progressive leadership skills desired
- Certifications: ACLS CPR
- Other: Knowledge of room setup, instruments and equipment needs (including setting up the sterile field and troubleshooting the equipment) specific to each specialty area achieved. Knowledge of mixing and/or administration of all specialty products (i.e. medication, hemastatic agents, etc.)
- Preferred Education: One year med/surg experience and/or one year operating room experience preferred
- Preferred Other: Progressive leadership skills desired
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.
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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