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RN- Cardiothoracic/Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Company: MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DSM
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

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. 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 perioperative patient care, specifically in the intraoperative phase, in both the scrub and circulating roles according to established guidelines. Serves the population from neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric. This position requires call, weekends, nights and Holidays as scheduled.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Scrubs and circulates on cases independently, with minimal direction.
  • Prepares for surgical cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of patient, surgeon, anesthesia and other O.R. team members.
  • Provides a safe environment for patient and staff by implementing standards of aseptic technique and by controlling the physical and psychological aspects of that environment.
  • Collects and analyzes data and assesses patient in developing nursing diagnosis.
  • Communicates effectively with the patient, staff, physicians, and families.
  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up and function.
  • Initiates and directs room clean up and turnover.
    MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
    • Participates in orientation and training of new personnel.
    • Assists in maintenance of physician's preference cards and other O.R. resource material.
    • Utilizes computer in surgical documentation, disposition of specimens and obtaining pertinent information.
    • Participates in departmental Performance Improvement activities as appropriate.
    • Attends department meetings and inservices.
      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.
      • Operating Room experience preferred.
      • 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 population served within three (3) months of hire.
      • Ability to read, write and speak English language.
        CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Keywords: MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DSM, Des Moines , RN- Cardiothoracic/Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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