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CommonSpirit Health RN-SURGERY 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. Performs Pre-Admission/Assessment Telephone Call (PAT) on scheduled surgery/procedure using EMR (electronic medical record). The PAT form will be determined by the surgery/procedure scheduled: PAT Endoscopy, PAT Short Form, Pediatric PAT or PAT Long Form.

  2. Administers nursing care to patients the day of scheduled surgery/procedure: includes nursing assessment, medication reconciliation, planning, implementing and evaluating the patient’s care plan. Under the guidance of physician orders, unit protocols/policies and nursing judgment.

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

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

  5. Skilled starting IV for surgery/procedures patients

  6. Utilizes hospital information system to process orders and retrieve patient information/test results.

  7. Maintains knowledge about documentation requirements and continued update of information needed for accurate documentation using EMR.

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. Assists with clerical duties (i.e. scheduling, maintaining chart supplies and answering telephone, using office equipment

  12. Take assigned call as scheduled with an expected response time of 45 minutes of less.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education (for CHI Leadership Job Levels from Supervisor through President)

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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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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity 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.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-125272

Employment Type Part Time

Department Ambulatory Surgery

Hours Per Pay Period 0

Facility MercyOne Centerville

Shift Day

Standard Hours 6-2:00 p

Work Schedule 8 Hour