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CommonSpirit Health Outpatient Surgery RN in CENTERVILLE, Iowa


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 / Purpose

Assumes 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 Responsibilities

  1. Administers 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.

  2. Maintains patient confidentiality and delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, dignity and rights.

  3. Always considers factors relating to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning/delivering patient care.

  4. Skilled in starting IV for surgery/procedure

  5. Utilizes electronic health record to process orders and retrieve patient information/test results.

  6. Maintains knowledge about documentation requirements and continued update of information needed for accurate documentation using the EHR.

  7. 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.

  8. Provides leadership and direction in the supervision of others in carrying out the nursing process.

  9. Communicates effectively and appropriately with patients, families, physicians, staff and other health care team members. Demonstrating maturity and accountability for job performance.

  10. Participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge, professional development of peers and colleagues. Including community organizations.

  11. Takes assigned call as scheduled with the expected response time of 45 minutes of less.

  12. Assists with clerical duties (i.e. scheduling, answering phone, using office equipment, and prepares patient charts).

  13. Maintains and manages surgical supplies, equipment and environment.

Other duties as assigned by management.


Required Education for Staff Job Levels

BLS for Healthcare Providers


Mandatory Reporter

Required Licensure and Certifications

Current license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of Iowa

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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PREFERRED Qualifications


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Requisition ID 2021-167671

Employment Type Full Time

Department General Surgery

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours 6-2:30

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Centerville


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ 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.