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CommonSpirit Health RN Lead- Pre/Post Surgery in DES MOINES, 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.



Provides perioperative patient care, specifically in the intraoperative phase, in both the scrub and circulating roles according to established guidelines.Serves as a clinical resource, preceptor and role model. Serves the population from infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.



  • Scrubs and circulates on cases as assigned.

  • Prepares for surgical cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of patient, surgeon, anesthesia and other operating room team members.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up and function.

  • Initiates and directs room clean up and turnover.

  • Initiates/maintains patient/family education and safety throughout the perioperative experience.

  • Provides a safe environment for patient and staff by implementing standards of aseptic technique and by controlling the physical and psychological aspects of that environment.

  • Collects and analyzes data and assesses patient in developing nursing diagnosis.

  • Serves as a resource and role model in clinical practice.


  • Collaborates with management on: supply/budget issues, employee concerns/issues, and physician concerns/issues.

  • Communicates professionally at all times with staff, physicians and other departments for the following: scheduling, emergency situations, supplies/budget issues, conflict resolution, encouraging team support, and scheduling meal/break times.

  • Coordinates the flow of the assigned room. Coordinates schedule with manager

  • Interview potential team members, as needed.

  • Leads daily department huddles

  • Maintains a high level of visibility and interaction with staff and physicians.


  • Facilitates changes on surgeon preference cards.

  • Ensures that equipment and supplies are available for assigned cases.



  • Possession of a current or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • Two years’ experience as an operating room nurse required.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with staff, management and physicians required.

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Equal Opportunity

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).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-132664

Employment Type Full Time

Department Pre Surgery

Hours Per Pay Period 80

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Day

Standard Hours Day/Evenings

Work Schedule 8 Hour