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Nursing Unit Supervisor- Med Surg/Urology/Nephrology/Trauma

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:


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 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, 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 the surrounding states.

Our 5 South unit is a fast-paced med/surg unit caring for acutely ill adults specializing in urology, nephrology, trauma, and colorectal surgery. Because of our many specialties, you will be challenged daily and develop a wide variety of nursing knowledge and have the opportunity to practice your vast skills.

MercyOne also provides you with the quality care you provide to others. We care about our employees’ well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance. 

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family: 

  • Care@Work program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family 
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible spending accounts 
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft  
  • Adoption Assistance 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)  
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development 
  • Matching Retirement Programs 
  • Wellness Program 


As an RN with us, you will provide individualized, high-quality nursing care to patients of all ages. Utilizing a team approach, you will delegate and coordinate patient care at admission, transfer, and discharge. 



  • Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care while ensuring patient comfort.
  • Continues to evaluate assigned patients and provides ongoing treatment.
  • Anticipates, identifies, and responds to the educational and emotional needs of patients and families.
  • Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e., Patient Care Technicians) in caring for patients.
  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury, etc.).
  • Serves in a charge/leadership role based on skill and unit needs. 
  • Provides orientation/education for staff, students, and other hospital and community organizations as requested


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of a current or compact state license as a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
  • 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • BSN preferred.

related skills: primary care triage, triage algorithms, team based patient care, psychology, elderly care, adult population, treatment planning, inpatient, outpatient, acute care, patient care, clinical education, patient education, positive outcomes, telemetry, tele, medical surgical, medical-surgical, med/surg, med-surg, medsurg, med-surg tele, med/surg tele, medical telemetry staff, electronic medical records (emr), assessment, admission, discharge, clinic, cardiac, vitals, vital signs, care team, treatment plan, acute care, critical access, pulse ox, oxygen, vent, ventilator, respiratory, lung, breathing, acute care, critical access, clinic, staff nurse, medical unit, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, copd, iv, utilization management, cardio pulmonary, rn, registered nurse, nursing jobs, ortho, orthopedics, trauma, des moines, iowa, #missioncritical

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines , Nursing Unit Supervisor- Med Surg/Urology/Nephrology/Trauma, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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