Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more
than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals
to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is
accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our
world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need
caring and our families need protection. With our combined
resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy
communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and
innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our
hospitals and out in the community.
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. Job duties may vary by shift or may be
Administers nursing care to patients; includes assessment,
planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient's care plan in
coordination with the physician.
Provides nursing care guided by physician orders, unit protocols
and professional judgment.
Communicates effectively and appropriately with staff,
physicians, patients, families and other healthcare team
Participates in ongoing educational activities related to
clinical knowledge and professional issues.
Contributes to the professional development of peers and
colleagues by sharing knowledge and skills.
Delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient
autonomy, dignity and rights.
Considers factors relating to safety, effectiveness and cost in
planning/delivering patient care.
Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in
recognition and solution of physical, emotional, and environmental
Utilizes hospital information system to process orders/data and
retrieve patient information.
Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for
Works independently with limited direct supervision using the
Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing
standards, and professional judgment.
Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance, and use
(i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainage devices).
Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary
resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).
Complies with OSHA/JCAHO and other regulatory agency
recommendations and guidelines.
Assists with clerical duties (i.e., maintenance of charge,
patient record, answering phones and call lights, processing
Maintains patient care supplies, equipment, and environment.
Provides orientation/education for staff, students, and other
hospital and community organizations as requested.
Supports and participates in departmental Performance
Attends departmental and other meetings as assigned.
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.
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.
Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training
specific to populations served within three (3) months of hire.
Ability to read, write and speak English language.
CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed
to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will
be considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background
check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or
conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent
with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local
ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San
Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415)
438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only
respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable
accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the
needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.