RN Supervisor Weekend Package Cardiac Surgical ICU
Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 12, 2021
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Central Iowa Region includes 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 – 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.
Nursing Supervisor serves primarily as an assistant to the
Director, helping to manage day-to-day department operations and
performing assigned management responsibilities. Coordinates
nursing activities to facilitate safe, quality patient care at the
unit/department level. Serves as a resource and role model and
collaborates with a multidisciplinary team to optimize department
operations. Maintains competence level needed to deliver direct
patient care to defined patient population.
- Develops and maintains departmental staffing
plan for all departments supervised, detailing appropriate employee
classifications and qualifications consistent with the department's
operational plan, projected volumes, patient/acuity and other
relevant indicators. Participates in human resource planning
providing recommendations for staffing, proactive recruitment and
long-term needs. Assures compliance with staffing plan.
- Manages daily unit/department operations,
unit/department personnel, and interdepartmental
- Provides orientation/education for staff and
students to ensure assigned patients have a positive care
- Monitors and reviews staff performance,
completes annual performance appraisals, and handles disciplinary
action when warranted.
- Directs staff in the delivery of safe and
effective patient care.
- Administers nursing care to patients; includes
assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating the patient's
care plan in coordination with the physician.
- Provides input on interviewing and hiring of
personnel for the department.
- Completes requisitions as needed for staff
replacements, and other Workday maintenance tasks.
- Maintains knowledge of documentation
requirements needed for employees' files and patients'
- Administers all policies and procedures that
guide and support the assigned services. These include, but are not
limited to, JC requirements, safety, federal and state regulations,
regulatory standards, etc
- Serves as a resource, mentor, and role model in
delivering patient care using a team approach.
- Facilitates communication between
patient/family, physicians and other caregivers to achieve
consensus for the plan of care. Consults with the Ethics Committee
- Understands employee competency documentation
- Leads and promotes evidence-based practice and
research among unit leaders and staff.
- Ensures evidence-based practices are in place.
Leads quality improvement activities including performance
improvement processes to facilitate clinical practice
- Promotes best practice implementation on
independently with limited direction from Nursing Leadership using
the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing
standards and professional judgment.
unit and nursing resource utilization based on established
admission, discharge and transfer criteria, initiating appropriate
intervention and collaboration to optimize patient care and
- Identifies and communicates staff needs for
continuing education to the Manager.
- Serves as a resource or “Super User” for
documentation in the electronic medical record.
or participates in interdisciplinary patient rounds and care
conferences, management rounding to patients and staff, and
Rounding to Influence (Safety First).
- Reviews timecards using
- Leads or delegates daily huddles
and maintains huddle boards.
- Assists nursing and
interdisciplinary team in patient/family education and discharge
- Assumes 24-hour accountability
during periods when the manager is on vacation or leave of
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND
- Possession of a current or compact state license
as a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of
- Bachelor’s degree in nursing required, or
actively in pursuit of BSN degree (accepted into a BSN Program
and/or currently enrolled). Expected to take at least six credits
per year at Unit Director’s discretion for exception.
months of RN experience required. 24 months preferred.
of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult
Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare
Provider 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 for Healthcare
Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines , RN Supervisor Weekend Package Cardiac Surgical ICU, Other , Des Moines, Iowa
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