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CommonSpirit Health Patient Companion - Resource Pool in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Supports the patient and professional clinical staff by providing direct observation of a specific patient as assigned by the RN.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Maintain constant observation of the patient at all times.

  • Provide 1:1 care. Assist with routine activities of daily living. Able to provide clear communication with patient, family, and healthcare team.

  • Record all activities on the observation sheet for the nurse. This is to be included in the medical record and used by the nurse to summarize the events of the shift.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.

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Requisition ID 2020-144252

Employment Type Full Time

Department Medical / Surgical Acute

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DSM

Shift Night

Standard Hours 11:00pm-7:30am

Work Schedule 8 Hour

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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