CommonSpirit Health Patient Companion - Med Surg/Telemetry Resource Pool in DES MOINES, Iowa
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
Flexible spending accounts
Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
Matching Retirement Programs
Job Summary / Purpose
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.
Essential Key Job 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).
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.
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Requisition ID 2021-174054
Employment Type Full Time
Department Medical / Surgical Acute
Hours / Pay Period 80
Standard Hours Day
Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location IA-DES MOINES
Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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