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CommonSpirit Health Rounding RN 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.


  • Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements, educates and evaluates care of assigned patients.

  • Completes assessment and collects data for initial consult or history and physical. Initiates standing orders. Presents patient to surgeon. Dictates H & P or consult as requested by surgeon.

  • Observes and documents daily patient assessments.

  • Retrieves & documents lab and test results and notifies physician of abnormal results.

  • Evaluates and triages individual patients and physician/patient calls.

  • Gives verbal and written orders according to standing orders or established protocols.

  • Triages phone calls for physicians. Responds to questions according to standing orders, established protocols or direct physician input. Refers to appropriate resources. Documents accordingly.

  • Documents charges and turns in to Billing Department daily. Obtains waivers for medical necessity as defined by practice policy.

  • Communicates appropriate follow up information to referring physicians.

  • Completes medical records according to established hospital protocol.

  • Provides patient teaching and facilitates communication between physician, client, and other hospital personnel

  • Provides medication teaching and assures patient has appropriate prescriptions.

  • Coordinates discharge planning.

  • Serves as liaison between hospital staff, physicians, and patients.

  • Discusses research protocols with Research Department nurse as appropriate.

  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional certifications.

  • Participates in quality improvement plan.

  • Provides nursing care to patient during follow-up office visits.

  • Assists physician with procedures in the office or hospital. May be required to travel.

  • Assesses wounds and provides care as needed under the physician’s direction.


  • Current license as a registered nurse issued by the State of Iowa or compact state.

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).

  • Three years of RN nursing experience required. Two years of critical care experience or clinical cardiovascular equivalent or General/Cardiovascular Surgery experience required.

  • Valid Iowa Driver’s/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.

  • Level I Cardiac Arrhythmia class completion within 6 months

  • Level II 12 Lead EKG class completion within 1 year

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Requisition ID 2021-157706

Employment Type Full Time

Department Interventional Radiology

Hours / Pay Period 72

Shift Day

Standard Hours 8:00-16:30

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.