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RN- Pre/Post Surgery

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job DescriptionOverview: 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. Responsibilities GENERAL SUMMARY : Provides individualized, high-quality nursing care to patients of all ages. Uses a team approach to delegate and coordinate patient care at admission, transfer, and discharge. Independently delivers nursing care using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, ethical principles, and professional judgment. Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled. Job duties may vary by shift or may be unit-specific. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Administers nursing care to patients; includes assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient's care plan in coordination with the physician. Provides nursing care guided by physician orders, unit protocols and professional judgment. Communicates effectively and appropriately with staff, physicians, patients, families and other healthcare team members. Participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues. Contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues by sharing knowledge and skills. Delivers care in a manner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, dignity and rights. Considers factors relating to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning/delivering patient care. Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional, and environmental health problems. Utilizes hospital information system to process orders/data and retrieve patient information. Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for patients' records. Works independently with limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, and professional judgment. Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainage devices). Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury). Complies with OSHA/JCAHO and other regulatory agency recommendations and guidelines. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS : Assists with clerical duties (i.e., maintenance of charge, patient record, answering phones and call lights, processing physician orders. Maintains patient care supplies, equipment, and environment. Provides orientation/education for staff, students, and other hospital and community organizations as requested. Supports and participates in departmental Performance Improvement projects. Attends departmental and other meetings as assigned. 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. 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 populations served within three (3) months of hire. Ability to read, write and speak English language 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 DisabilSDL2017

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines , RN- Pre/Post Surgery, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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