MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) - along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states. MercyOne also provides you with the quality care you provide to others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance. We offer the following benefits to support you and your family: Care@Work program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family Health/Dental/Vision Insurance Flexible spending accounts Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft Adoption Assistance Paid Time Off (PTO) Tuition Assistance for career growth and development Matching Retirement Programs Wellness Program
GENERAL SUMMARY: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. Job duties may vary by shift or may be unit-specific as this position floats to cover all areas of Perioperative Services. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: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. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: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.
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.