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CommonSpirit Health RN- Endoscopy in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY :

Provides patient care, through all phases of the Endoscopy experience; admission through discharge according to established guidelines. Provides patient care activities to patients of diverse ages.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Prepares and evaluates patients prior to the procedure in an efficient and caring manner to provide for a smooth patient flow. May include doing pre-procedure phone calls to patients and/or physician offices to obtain information.

  • Demonstrates the ability to organize work and enhance the safety and quality of patient care, service and treatment.

  • Proficient in IV skills.

  • Review charts to ensure completeness in documentation.

  • Prepares for cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of the patient and physician.

  • Provides a safe environment for customers: patient, family, physicians and staff.

  • Collects and analyzes data and assesses patient in developing nursing diagnosis / plan of care.

  • Communicates effectively with the patient, staff, physicians, families, and other health care team members.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up and function.

  • Initiates and directs procedure rooms, clean up and turnover.

  • EKG interpretation.

  • Ongoing physiological assessment through all phases of the Endoscopy experience.

  • Utilize computer software for electronic medical record documentation (EMR).

  • Actively assists physicians in a large variety of endoscopy procedures.

  • Takes assigned call as defined per unit policy.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Participates in orientation, training and mentoring of new personnel.

  • Attends Staff meetings, huddles, and in-services applicable to role/responsibilities.

  • Assists in development and/or revision of Endoscopy resource materials, policies and standards of practice.

  • Supports and participates in department improvement projects.

  • Acts as a Charge Nurse in the absence of the Team Coordinator if assigned.

Qualifications

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

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified or obtained within six (6) months of hire.

  • Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft office products. Helpful if familiar with ProVation RN & MD.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified or obtained within six (6) months of hire.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Ability to read, write and speak English language.

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Requisition ID 2020-143742

Employment Type Full Time

Department Endoscopy

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours Days

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Location IA-DES MOINES

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.

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