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CommonSpirit Health RN Labor and Delivery 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.

The maternity center will include five private, spacious labor and delivery suites with advanced safety features – including fetal monitoring and infant security systems; 15 postpartum recovery suites; and two state-of-the-art obstetrical surgical suites dedicated for cesarean-section procedures. The design includes comfortable furnishings for overnight guests, hospitality area, large flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth capability, walk-in showers, whirlpool tubs and other amenities.

In addition to caring for our patients, we also care for our employees. All full time, newly hired Registered Nurses are eligible for the following incentives in addition to standard benefits:

  • $10,000 sign-on bonus (eligibility requires 2+ years of nursing experience)

  • Up to $50,000 in education assistance for student loan forgiveness

  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

  • Family Care Program (for all employees)

  • Free Premium Membership to including FREE Care Credits (capped amount) provided by MercyOne and backup care for children and/or adults


OB Nurse Expectations:

  • Triage antepartum mothers for preterm labor, active labor, rupture of waters, pregnancy complications, or co-existing issues

  • Manage patients in labor, including induction assistance, epidural assistance, pain management, education, and delivery support

  • Fetal assessment and monitoring

  • Assist and circulate in operating room for cesarean sections, tubal, and emergency obstetric and gynecological procedures

  • Educate patients on medications (name and purpose), labor, pushing, delivering, and postpartum care of mother and baby

  • Newborn care and assessment for healthy infant

  • Breastfeeding and postpartum support/management

  • Collaborate with care management team, including anesthesiologist, physician or midwife, lactation nurse, and charge nurse


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)

  • Active Registered Nurse Licensure by the Iowa Board of Nursing

(Includes nursing licenses with eNLC multi-state privilege)

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • Completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training.

(Must obtain within three (3) months of start date if incomplete.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN)

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CommonSpirit Health™ 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).

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Requisition ID 2020-131339

Employment Type Part Time

Department Labor And Delivery Services

Hours Per Pay Period 48

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Night

Standard Hours 7p-7a

Work Schedule 12 Hour