RN New Grad- M63 Metabolic Surgery
Cleveland, OH
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Job Description

The M63 Nursing Unit on Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus is a 10-bed unit specializing in the care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery. For the purpose of weight-loss, procedures commonly performed include roux-en-y gastric bypass, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. Routine postoperative telemetry monitoring is also available for high-risk patients. Our unit operates 24/7, and primarily serves adult patients; however, patient age can range from 12 to 70 years.

Our unit is staffed by a caregiver team that includes a nurse manager, assistant nurse managers, registered nurses, patient care nursing assistants, a health unit coordinator and an equipment technician. Our caregivers enjoy an educational, supportive environment, inclusive of resources and guidance from advanced practice nurses; case managers; nursing operations managers; wound, ostomy and skin care specialists; dieticians; pharmacists; and, the Offices of Nursing Education, Nursing Informatics, and Nursing Research.

Our dedicated nurses are highly trained to meet the unique care needs of our patients. We conduct ongoing evaluations of our patients' physical conditions and social, psychological and educational needs. We follow clinical practice guidelines from The Joint Commission, Ohio Department of Health, Occupational Health and Safety Administration, National Association of Bariatric Nursing, and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nursing. Additionally, M63 is an accredited Bariatric Surgical Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.


Participates in a residency core curriculum based on their individual learning needs. Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization. Transitions to RN Resident II upon successful completion of the core curriculum.


Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in a residency core curriculum based on their individual learning needs.
  • Provides direct nursing care, alongside a coach, in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
  • Establishes and/or revises priorities for patient care activities based on the following: acuity of need, patient preference, and resource availability.
  • Initiates and/or maintains interventions to assure continuity of safe/effective care for patients.
  • Responds to data indicating risk to individual's health and initiates action to correct, reduce, or prevent the risk.
  • Seeks supervision, consultation, assistance when unable to perform safely and independently.
  • Complies with established hospital/department personnel policies.
  • Uses communication strategies in order to achieve desirable outcomes.
  • Documents in patient's medical record according to established guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of professional nursing.
  • BSN preferred

Certifications:

  • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).

  • If in an ED, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire or within one year of beginning work in the Emergency Department.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • New grad or less than one year RN work experience or if experience RN moving from non-inpatient to acute direct care clinical inpatient setting with less than one year current acute direct patient care RN experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting patient, manual and finger dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
  • Exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids.
  • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.


The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Job Type Full-time