RN Medical/Surgical/Orthopedic (Nights)
Company: MercyOne West Des Moines
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: April 6, 2021
Overview: MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit,
Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and
Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's
Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in
Clive (965 beds total) - along with more than 20 additional
facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric,
internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of
Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually
operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest
employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a
medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health
associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which
was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit
Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost,
not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more
than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states
GENERAL SUMMARY:Provides individualized, high-quality nursing care
to patients of all ages. Uses a team approach to delegate and
coordinate patient care at admission, transfer, and discharge.
Independently delivers nursing care using the Nurse Practice Act,
Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, ethical
principles, and professional judgment. Works rotating shifts,
weekends, and holidays as scheduled.
- Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care while ensuring
- Practices safe patient handling techniques.
- Continues to evaluate assigned patients and provides ongoing
- Anticipates, identifies, and responds to educational and
emotional needs of patients and families.
- Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e. Patient Care
Technicians) in caring for patients.
- Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance, and use
(i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainage devices).
Utilizes safeguards such as IV pump drug library and monitor alarms
whenever available to maximize patient safety.
- Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary
resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:The above statements reflect the general
details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of
the job as identified but should not be considered a detailed
description of all work requirements that may be needed to perform
the duties of this position. Must have ability to maintain skills
and perform tasks required for the position as outlined in the list
of department competencies.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Possession of a current or compact state license as a
Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.
- BSN preferred.
- Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter - Child and/or
Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of
- Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire.
Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American
Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart
Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.
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Keywords: MercyOne West Des Moines, West Des Moines , RN Medical/Surgical/Orthopedic (Nights), Healthcare , West Des Moines, Iowa
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