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RN- Admission and Discharge Nurse

Company: Mercy
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:


Admission Responsibilities:

  • For patient admitted directly to inpatient floor, RN collaborates and communicates effectively with primary nurse on patient admission needs
  • Facilitates admission through admission navigator documentation in the EMR
  • Performs first head-to-toe assessment on admission for Licensed Practical Nurses
  • For patients admitted to the ADT suite, RN will complete admission documentation and thorough assessment.
  • RN will provide inpatient care (including medication administration) to patients within the ADT suite until a bed becomes available on an inpatient unit.
  • Completes initial skin assessment
  • Orients patient and family to room, hospital, and nurse call system
  • Provides and documents education to patient and families.

    Discharge Responsibilities:
    • Collaborates and communicates effectively with primary nurse on patient discharge needs
    • Provides discharge education to patient and family
    • Ensures that all required admission and discharge tasks are complete prior to patient discharge
    • Removes any applicable devices not indicated for discharge
    • Documents education provided in EMR
      • Coordinates patient transportation for discharge o For patients that have transportation barriers for a timely discharge, RN will move patient to ADT suite, complete discharge education and tasks, and provide care until patient's transportation arrives
      • RN will collaborate and communicate effectively with primary nurse and floor Care Management team to ensure smooth transition to ADT suite
      • Remove bed linens, trash, and equipment from patient room

        Transfer/Task Responsibilities:
        • Collaborates and communicates effectively with primary nurse on patient needs
        • Transfer: Coordinates patient transfer to appropriate level of care
        • Tasks (not exhaustive): o Assist with medication administration, including IVP medication for LPNs
        • PIV insertion, including Ultrasound-guided insertion
        • NG placement
        • Urinary catheter insertion
        • Wound dressing changes
        • Patient nutrition and hygiene
        • Answer patient calls and attend to patient needs while rounding

          • Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing school
          • Licensure: RN licensure in applicable state of practice.
          • Experience: Two or more years peri-operative patient care services or medical/surgical nursing experience in hospital preferred.

            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.

Keywords: Mercy, St. Louis , RN- Admission and Discharge Nurse, Healthcare , Saint Louis, Missouri

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