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CommonSpirit Health RN - Wound & Infusion - PRN 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 :

Assumes responsibility and accountability for the provision of professional nursing care to patients, incorporating the nursing process, the environment, technical equipment, and health care members. Resource to patient care activities/teaching programs within the area of defined specialization.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Administers nursing care to patients; includes assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient’s care plan in coordination with the physician.

  • Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional, and environmental health problems.

  • Supervises health care members (i.e., licensed practical nurses, patient care technicians, etc.) with patients.

  • Utilizes computer applications and communication technologies appropriate to the work setting to enter, retrieve, and analyze information and to facilitate communication and education.

  • Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for patients’ records.

  • Works independently with limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center polices, nursing standards, and professional judgement.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, drainage devices). Utilizes safeguards such as IV pump drug library and monitor alarms whenever available to maximize patient safety.

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

  • Provides consultation in specialty area to all levels of health care providers throughout the hospital, affiliated schools of nursing, and the community.

  • Assists with evaluation of programs and suggests modifications.

  • Works independently with limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines policies, nursing standards, and professional judgment.

  • Identifies learning needs and develops individualized measures to meet them.

  • Attends and successfully completes all generic and unit specific required education within the time frame defined in the structure standard.

  • Supports the sharing of relevant resources.

  • Performs efficiently in emergency situations, following established standards.

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

  • Bachelor degree in nursing preferred.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years current registered nurse experience preferred; preferably in the area of practice.

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support.

  • Hyperbaric Certification as directed.

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Requisition ID 2020-139569

Location : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Employment Type Part Time

Department Wound Care

Shift Day

Standard Hours day

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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