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RN Med Surg

Company: MercyOne West Des Moines
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

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.


Responsibilities
  • Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care while ensuring patient comfort.
  • Practices safe patient handling techniques.
  • Continues to evaluate assigned patients and provides ongoing treatment.
  • 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 setup, 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).
  • Assists with patient care duties/tasks (i.e., emptying drainage devices, ambulating, and hygiene.

Qualifications
  • Possession of a current or compact state licensure as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certified within six (6) weeks of hire.
  • BSN Preferred

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Keywords: MercyOne West Des Moines, West Des Moines , RN Med Surg, Other , West Des Moines, Iowa

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