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CommonSpirit Health ER RN PRN in CENTERVILLE, Iowa


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.


Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs triage, while considering both physical and psychosocial elements.

  2. Manages basic/advanced life support needs and stabilizes patients based upon nursing standards, Basic Life Support, Advance Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course and approved protocols.

  3. Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology.

  4. Records patients’ current vital signs and reports any adverse changes or critical findings to the Emergency Department physician.

  5. Works directly under physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing and treatments.

  6. Supervises ER techs and provides guidance to ER Paramedics as needed/appropriate.

  7. Prepares and administers medications (orally, subcutaneously, intravenously) as ordered by the Emergency Department physician and records the administration in the patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR).

  8. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments.

  9. Cleans and bandages wounds as directed.

  10. Provides basic, bedside care.

  11. Maintains proper supplies and maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, operation and maintenance needed to care for patients.

  12. Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies.

  13. Utilizes nursing process which includes patient assessment, nursing diagnosis, and evaluation of patient status with accurate documentation in the EHR.

  14. Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation.

  15. Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner.

  16. Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate portion of the EHR.

  17. Maintains patient confidentiality and retains a positive, friendly and courteous attitude to all patients.

  18. Secures authorization signatures of patients on the appropriate record.

  19. Cleans examination rooms between patients and washes instruments as needed.

  20. Transports, ambulates, and transfers patients as needed.

  21. Always works with safety as a first priority.

  22. Participates in performance improvement activities & audits as requested/required.

  23. Demonstrates professionalism; interacts with patients, families, staff and physicians in a manner that reflects our core values and cultural beliefs.

Performs other duties as assigned/requested.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education for Staff Job Levels

Associate of Nursing

Required Licensure and Certifications

Current Iowa Registered Nurse license, BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, Mandatory Reporter

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

PREFERRED Qualifications

Experience in emergency or critical care nursing preferred

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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 Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-133050

Employment Type Part Time

Department Emergency Services

Hours Per Pay Period 0

Facility MercyOne Centerville

Shift Varied

Standard Hours 7-7

Work Schedule 12 Hour