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Clinic II RN

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

HAH_MercyOne  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.


Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements, educates and evaluates care of assigned patients.
  • Completes assessment and collects data for initial consult or history and physical. Initiates standing orders.  Presents patient to surgeon. 
  • Assists physician in continuous assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care of patients of diverse ages during procedures.
  • Administers medications, moderate sedation, IVs, as ordered during procedure.
  • Proficient with aseptic technique and assists physician with scrubbing during and after procedure.
  • May apply manual pressure to puncture site to obtain hemostasis following procedure.
  • Maintains all aspects of patient safety.
  • Prepares appropriate forms to document all events during for the patient's medical record, ab records and statistics.
  • Maintains readiness of equipment in procedure rooms. Acquires supplies needed for procedures and passes to physician or assistant maintaining sterile technique. Assists in maintaining inventory control.
  • Obtains nursing histories, consent forms, and lab data on outpatients prior to procedure.
  • Sets up trays for procedures using aseptic techniques.
  • Prepares skin and drapes patient for procedure using aseptic technique.
  • Post-procedure or post-testing follow-up with patients, schedule appropriate appointments.
  • Observes and documents daily patient assessments.
  • Retrieves & documents lab and test results and notifies physician of abnormal results.
  • Evaluates and triages individual patients and physician/patient calls.
  • Gives verbal and written orders according to standing orders or established protocols.
  • Triages phone calls for physicians. Responds to questions according to standing orders, established protocols or direct physician input.  Refers to appropriate resources.  Documents accordingly.
  • Documents charges and turns in to Billing Department daily. Obtains waivers for medical necessity as defined by practice policy.
  • Communicates appropriate follow up information to referring physicians.
  • Provides patient teaching and facilitates communication between physician, client, and other office or hospital personnel
  • Provides medication teaching and assures patient has appropriate prescriptions.
  • Coordinates discharge planning.
  • Serves as liaison between hospital and office staff, physicians, and patients.
  • Discusses research protocols with Research Department nurse as appropriate.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional certifications.
  • Participates in quality improvement plan.
  • Provides nursing care to patient during follow-up office visits.
  • Assists physician with procedures in the office or hospital. May be required to travel to Des Moines area hospitals and to Outreach clinics.
  • Assesses wounds and provides care as needed under the physician’s direction.
  • Supervises other staff such as medical assistant during procedures.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

 

  • Current license as a registered nurse issued by the State of Iowa or compact state.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).
  • ACLS within 6 months of hire
  • Three years of RN nursing experience required. Two years of critical care experience or clinical cardiovascular equivalent or General/Cardiovascular Surgery experience required.
  • Valid Iowa Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.
  • Level I Cardiac Arrhythmia class completion within 6 months
  • Level II 12 Lead EKG class completion within 1 year

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, West Des Moines , Clinic II RN, Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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