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RN West Des Moines Emergency Department

Company: MercyOne West Des Moines Medical Center
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

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.

MercyOne also provides you with the quality care you provide to others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program Responsibilities
    $10,000 Sign-On Bonus!


    Provides professional emergency nursing care for acutely ill and injured patients incorporating the nursing process of all age groups including neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Provides patient and family education. Serves as a patient advocate and liaison with other health care providers. Serves as a preceptor for new employees and students.

    • Applies professional emergency nursing skills in the care and treatment of acutely ill and injured patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
    • Promotes patient-centered care through:
    • Respect of the patient's values, preferences, and expressed needs
    • Coordination and integration of care
    • Information, communication, and education
    • Physical comfort
    • Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety
    • Involvement of family and friends
    • Transition and continuity
    • Collaborates with the patient, significant others, and ancillary departments to create a multidisciplinary healthcare team whose goal is to provide care that is continuous and well-coordinated.
    • Provides for actual and anticipated education needs and includes education to meet these needs in the plan of care.
    • Communicates proactively to the healthcare team the plan of care, changes in the patient's condition, the patient's progress, the discharge plan, and other relevant information.
    • Must quickly, efficiently, and calmly respond to emergent and critical situations.
    • Manages the complex care of critically ill and injured patients.
    • Triages patients quickly and efficiently per the Emergency Department's policies specific to Triage.
      • Documents a comprehensive patient record that is organized and complete, reflecting all aspects of nursing care provided.
      • Anticipates patient's needs and assists the provider during the examination and procedures.
      • Provides psychological support based on assessed need.
      • Utilizes multiple teaching methods. Discharge instructions are reviewed and understanding acknowledged by the patient/family.
      • Assess community resources as indicated.
      • Supervises Emergency Department Technicians.
      • Serves as a preceptor for students and employees (i.e. EMS, nursing, new employees).
      • Checks and maintains medical equipment and supplies.
      • Works independently using the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, and professional judgment. Makes recommendations to improve the Emergency Department's Standards of Care.
        • Occasionally functions as Relief Charge Nurse, which includes the responsibilities of staffing, patient care coordination, and the facilitation of teamwork. Qualifications
          • Possession of a current or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.
          • One year of RN experience preferred OR new graduate if the candidate has completed senior nursing preceptorship at Mercy Emergency or previous experience as an emergency department technician or experience in a pre-hospital environment.
          • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within 3 months of hire.
          • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Heart Association Basic Life Support.
          • Completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months of hire.
          • Completion of TNCC within 1 year of hire
          • Completion of PALS within 3 months of hire Pay Range
            $27.50 - $39.88 /hour

Keywords: MercyOne West Des Moines Medical Center, West Des Moines , RN West Des Moines Emergency Department, Healthcare , West Des Moines, Iowa

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