THIS IS A GRADUATE NURSE POSITION IN MIDLAND-ALL UNITS
SIGN ON BONUSES INCLUDED FOR FULL AND PART TIME POSITIONS!
The Graduate Nurse demonstrates excellent customer service
skills in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times
consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and
Values of MidMichigan Health.This individual works under direct
supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) mentor while carrying out
designated skills that she/he has acquired in educational programs
and/or orientation. The Graduate Nurse is not permitted to pass
medications until licensure has been granted by the State of
Michigan. The Graduate Nurse, while providing direct patient care,
functions under the direct supervision, direction and delegation of
the RN mentor.
(30%)* Patient Care: Provides nursing care under the direction
of the RN mentor using the Nursing Process: Prioritizes/organizes
delegated patient care assignments. Accountable for all patient
care assignments and documentation of all interventions. Performs
technical nursing skills as outlined in standards and procedures
manual and as described by unit-specific competencies. Engages in
reinforcement of patient/family teaching as delegated by the RN
mentor. Encouraged to be proactive in seeking learning
opportunities. Completes orientation. Care planning for the shift
with the RN mentor.
(30%)* Communications:Identifies and communicates changes in the
patient's condition to the RN mentor. Demonstrates a positive
personal approach and interaction with others.
(20%)* Unit Responsibilities: Maintains clean, safe patient care
area. Handles equipment appropriately.Returns equipment to proper
place after its use.Asks questions about its use when necessary.
Considers cost in using supplies for patient care. Assists with
completing patient census correctly.
(20%)* Personal Responsibilities: Demonstrates ability to give
care cooperatively with other patient care team members. Actively
participates in quality management and continuing education.Updates
and maintains knowledge, skills, and competencies related to the
area of practice and age(s) of patient population. Presents a clean
and neat appearance according to the organizational dress code.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrates the ability to interpret information and reports
pertinent data to the physician, including pertinent clinical
Assess learning needs considering readiness, ability,
preferences, and cultural / spiritual variables.
Provide education to meet the individual needs and ability to
Participates in care conferences as assigned.
Develops and maintains good working rapport with
interdisciplinary personnel to meet the needs of each resident.
Demonstrates the ability to organize and prioritize the needs of
groups of patients or an individual patient.
Demonstrates a general ability to manage assignments and perform
routine duties on the unit.
Implements clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance
with established policies and procedures.
Demonstrates understanding of clinical pathways and utilizes
Remains calm and efficient when working in stressful
Documents in an accurate, clear, and concise way and includes
pertinent clinical data.
Shares information and reports significant changes and/or
abnormal findings to appropriate team members.
Participates in regulatory surveys.Participates in the
performance improvement activities.
Provides a safe and secure environment for patient care.
Remains current on new developments by reading professional
journals, and attending seminars.
Demonstrates understanding of role in emergency preparedness
All other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
HS Diploma required. Candidates who are in their final year of
completing theirADN orBSNprogram may apply to this position.
BLS certification is required within 90 days of hire or transfer
Demonstrates ongoing competency in selected psychomotor skills.
The Graduate Nurse has three months to take and pass the RN State
Boards or may be separated from the Graduate Nurse position at the
manager's discretion. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate
successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people
at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and
understandable manner. MidMichigan Health is a technology driven
organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in
Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in
further learning opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving
public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear
personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or
appropriate substitute if required for your position.Is able to
move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and
must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the
job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or
without assisted device(s).Frequently required to sit/stand/walk
for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes
such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to
bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.
Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing
as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with
others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and
ability to stay awake.Overall dexterity is required including
handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require
repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.
Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33%
of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the
workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and
constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.