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RN West Des Moines Recovery Room

Company: MercyOne West Des Moines
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: October 3, 2021

Job Description:


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 unit-specific.



It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical Center to abide by and promote the mission and core values of the Spirit of Mercy.



It is the obligation of each employee of Mercy Medical Center to comply with Mercy’s mission, values, standards of conduct, policies, procedures and related policies.


Security Access:  High “Incumbent has access to restricted or confidential patient information and must comply with the terms of the Mercy Medical Center Security Policies as it applies to their job role.”



  • 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 members.
  • 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 health problems.
  • Utilizes hospital information system to process orders/data and retrieve patient information.
  • Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for patients’ records.
  • 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 physician orders.
  • 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 Improvement projects.
  • Attends departmental and other meetings as assigned.




  • 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.

Keywords: MercyOne West Des Moines, West Des Moines , RN West Des Moines Recovery Room, Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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