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THE CHILDRENS MERCY HOSPITAL Staff Nurse in Kansas City, Missouri

CLICK HERE TO HEAR SOME OF OUR NURSES TALK ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES AT Company MERCY 4 Sutherland is a med-surg floor that specializes in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, including heart transplants. It is a 23-bed unit. All patient rooms are private and configured in a ""pod"" layout to reduce noise and increase nurse visibility. It is shaped like a three-leaf clover with eight beds in each leaf. Each pod has its own medication, nutrition, storage, linen, and dirty utility room, as well as a nurses' station for the staff nurses and care assistants working on that pod. Patients range in age from neonates to 18 years. Each RN cares for 3 patients, depending on census and acuity. We have a charge nurse on each shift, who typically is not assigned a patient load. We generally have a resource nurse available on the day shift to assist others with procedures, transports, admissions, etc. Our nurses have a lot of support from Child Life Specialist, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, Social Work, Chaplain, Nutrition, and OT/PT. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Registered nurses provide illness management and health promotion for patients and families who require hospital care. Registered staff nurses utilize the nursing process and knowledge of scientific principles to provide safe, high quality, comprehensive, and age appropriate nursing care for their assigned patients. Registered staff nurses provide patient and family education and advocate for their needs. Registered nurses coordinate patient care with nonprofessional personnel, as necessary. JOB REQUIREMENTS: * Associates Degree * Current employees RN I, II, III, IV hired before September 1, 2013 are grandfathered and permitted to continue in the Direct Care Nursing role * No Experience necessary / On-the-Job Training * Bachelor's degree preferred * Preferred for all Direct Care Nurses hired after September 1, 2013 * Direct Care Nurses hired after September 1, 2013 without a BSN must complete their degree within 5 years of their hire date * No Experience necessary / On-the-Job Training * RNs who reside in Kansas hold a Kansas Multi-State Compact License, required upon hire. * RNs who reside in Missouri hold a Missouri Multi-State Compact License, required upon hire. * Refer to Nursing and Advanced Practice Provider Licensure and Certification policy for required Life Support Certifications, upon hire. * Specialty Certification relevant to unit's patient population determined by Nurse Manager/Director preferred * Software Application Skills e.g. Microsoft Office Suite * Skillful use of the clinical information system and other professional software EEO Employer/Disabled/VetEmployer's Job# 16359Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.

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