Overview: Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have
a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100
years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services
including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of
services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the
Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the
Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy
Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown
Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the
only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway
99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted
community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County
with quality, compassionate care since 1910. Learn more at.
The registered nurse is responsible to take primary
responsibility to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the nursing
care of each assigned patient. Provide direct patient care.
Supervise the activities of nursing staff members. Anticipate
patient's needs. Follow-up on all care related activities and
assure all physician orders are accurately transcribed and carried
out in a timely manner. Coordinate the plan of care. Conduct
patient teaching specific to disease entity and home management.
Actively participate in assuring care continuum. Collaborate with
other nursing and ancillary services to assure seamless
communication and uninterrupted patient care. Model leadership
behaviors. Foster a spirit of collaboration and teamwork. Mentor
peers and colleagues.
Related Skills: emergency nursing, trauma, injury, chest pain,
back pain, abdominal pain, upper respiratory infection, influenza,
nausea, fever, gastric pain, wounds, orthopedic breaks, muscle
strains, medication management, pain management, assessment,
prioritization, rapid response, cardiac arrest, myocardial
infarction (mi), congestive heart failure (chf), emergency nurses
association, ena #missioncritical
CA RN license
BLS (AHA required)
NIHSS Stroke Certification
PALS within 90 days of hire
New Grad RNs must complete the additional certification (ACLS,
NIHSS and PALS) for this position within 18 weeks of hire.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret hospital policies and
procedures, professional journals, technical procedures, or
governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and procedures
and document in the medical record. Ability to effectively present
information and respond to questions from co-workers, managers,
patients, physicians, family members and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as weights, dosages,
flow rates, proportions, percentages and volume. Ability to apply
concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to
practical situations. Ability to define problems, collect data,
establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret
an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or
diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Must have ability to critically think and problem solve. Must have
the ability to read, write and speak English.
Bachelor's degree preferred
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