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CommonSpirit Health RN NICU 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 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, 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 the surrounding states.

MercyOne also provides you with the quality care you provide to others. We care about our employees’

well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

● Care@Work program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs

● Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

● Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

● Flexible spending accounts

● Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft

● Adoption Assistance

● Paid Time Off (PTO)

● Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

● Matching Retirement Programs

● Wellness Program


As an RN with us, you will provideindividualized, high-quality nursing care to patients of all ages. Utilizing a team approach, you will delegate and coordinate patient care at admission, transfer, and discharge.


  • Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care while ensuring patient comfort.

  • Continues to evaluate assigned patients and provides ongoing treatment.

  • Anticipates, identifies, and responds to the educational and emotional needs of patients and families.

  • Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e., Patient Care Technicians) in caring for patients.

  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury, etc.).

  • Serves in a charge/leadership role based on skill and unit needs.

  • Provides orientation/education for staff, students, and other hospital and community organizations as requested


Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BSN preferred


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Requisition ID 2021-179166

Employment Type Full Time

Department Neonatal ICU

Hours / Pay Period 72

Shift Night

Standard Hours Nights

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


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.