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CommonSpirit Health Clinical Resource Nurse - Trauma Coordinator in NEWTON, Iowa


MercyOne Newton Medical Center is a fully owned hospital of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and a member of MercyOne Network.

It is located in the city of Newton, Iowa, county seat of Jasper County. Positioned on Interstate 80, the nation’s only east/west transcontinental interstate highway, Newton is about 30 miles east of the Des Moines metropolitan area, which has a population in excess of 400,000.

MercyOne Newton has a well-deserved reputation for bucking the trend of diminished health care in rural America by enhancing the quantity and quality of its services during the last two decades. This has been accomplished by expanding, remodeling and providing technological improvements to its physical facilities and by adding new physicians.

MercyOne Newton employees and local doctors are known for their highly productive “Iowa work ethic,” emphasis on compassion and quality patient service, and loyalty to the hospital and the community.

Our campus in Newton has 48 beds and about 200,000 square feet of space. Attached to the hospital is a 50,000-square-foot medical office building containing local physician practices and the hospital’s physical medicine and rehabilitation center.

MercyOne Newton is one of the largest employers in Jasper County, along with the local school system and the county government.


JOB SUMMARY: The ED Clinical Resource Nurse is responsible for managing the patient flow in the ED by organizing, coordinating, providing, and monitoring the care that is provided in the department. The primary focus is on quality and continuity of care. The successful candidate would demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in the care of emergency medicine patients. Duties would be delegated as consistent with each staff member’s scope of practice, strengths, and function within the overall plan of care for the emergency department. He/she would facilitate the growth and development of staff. In addition, he/she would empower staff by functioning as a role model, leader, resource person, negotiator, coach, mentor, and counselor as needed. This leadership position displays positive support for the mission and values of Skiff Medical Center. This position provides and supervises care delivered to all age groups: neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric. In addition to the charge nurse duties, this position would be responsible for mentoring and instructing ED staff on clinical interventions, policies, procedures, and protocols associated with the Emergency Department and emergency nursing standards of care. This clinical resource position would be responsible for assisting in the education and orientation of the department. This position would be responsible to assist the ED staff to function at the highest level of evidence based practice care.

The clinical resource nurse would be expected to function as the Trauma Nurse Coordinator for the ED and to record the unit’s trauma data and statistics. The candidate must demonstrate a responsibility for injury prevention and trauma outreach. The successful candidate will either have TNCC instructor status or the ability to obtain this status within one year of hire.


  • Directing the flow of the ED

  • Supervising RN’s and ED techs

  • Responsibility for injury prevention and trauma outreach

  • Performing direct patient care

  • Communicating with ED providers, EMS, patients, family, and assistive personnel

  • Ensuring quality measures in the ED are met

  • Instructing staff on current protocols and policies

  • Orienting current and new staff to the department

  • Authoring competencies and current policies regarding best practice in Emergency Nursing standards of practice.


QUALIFICATIONS: Previous charge nurse or leadership experience preferred.

EDUCATION : Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred. Current BLS, ACLS, PALS or ENPC, TNCC (or within one year of hire) or ATCN, CEN or must obtain within one year of hire.

EXPERIENCE : Minimum of three years emergency nursing required. Previous charge nurse experience preferred.

LICENSURE : Current license as a Registered Nurse from the State of Iowa required.

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Requisition ID 2021-154331

Employment Type Full Time

Department Emergency Services

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours Days Shift - 7a -4p

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Newton

Location IA-NEWTON

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.