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.
Job Summary / PurposeAssumes responsibility and accountability for the direct and indirect care of the surgical patient during the pre-operative (Pre-op) and post-operative (PACU I) phase. Provides professional nursing care to patients, incorporating the nursing process, the environment of care and the technical equipment in conjunction with health care team members.Essential Key Job ResponsibilitiesAdministers nursing care to patient: includes nursing assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating the patient's care plan under the guidance of physician orders, unit protocols/policies and nursing judgment. Maintains patient confidentiality and delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, dignity and rights.Always considers factors relating to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning/delivering patient care.Skilled in starting IV for surgery/procedure Utilizes electronic health record to process orders and retrieve patient information/test results.Maintains knowledge about documentation requirements and continued update of information needed for accurate documentation using the EHR. Accesses policies, professional publications and electronic resources to provide patient/family or caregiver education, counseling in recognition and solutions of physical, emotional, and environmental health problems in the scope of nursing practice.Provides leadership and direction in the supervision of others in carrying out the nursing process.Communicates effectively and appropriately with patients, families, physicians, staff and other health care team members. Demonstrating maturity and accountability for job performance.Participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge, professional development of peers and colleagues. Including community organizations.Takes assigned call as scheduled with the expected response time of 45 minutes of less.Assists with clerical duties (i.e. scheduling, answering phone, using office equipment, and prepares patient charts).Maintains and manages surgical supplies, equipment and environment.Other duties as assigned by management.
Required Education for Staff Job LevelsBLS for Healthcare ProvidersACLSMandatory ReporterRequired Licensure and CertificationsCurrent license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of IowaRequired Minimum Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesClick here to enter text.PREFERRED QualificationsPALS