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CommonSpirit Health Nursing Manager Medical Imaging in DES MOINES, Iowa


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.



Nursing leadership position, which serves primarily as an assistant to the Market Director, managing day-to-day department operations and performing assigned management responsibilities, including personnel and financial/fiscal management and education. Coordinates nursing activities to facilitate safe, quality patient care at the 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. Management responsibilities comprise>50% of the job role. Works independently with limited direct supervision in accordance with the Iowa Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, and patient care standards and professional judgment.


  • Responsible for day-to-day operation of department nursing personnel including: staffing, scheduling, budget, equipment needs, patient needs, as well as physician and staff needs/requests.

  • Provides leadership as a role model in developing and implementing the team concept of patient care delivery.

  • Demonstrates leadership skills in quality improvement activities including performance improvement processes to facilitate clinical practice changes.

  • Responsible for performance reviews with assistance of department director on an on-going basis as well as annually.

  • Maintains clinical competencies to serve as mentor to staff and as a clinical resource to patient care personnel.

  • Provides planning for and maintains appropriate educational opportunities. Ensures staff is competent in patient care skills for the Medical Imaging Department.

  • Follows-up with imaging patients at home or across the continuum as needed.

  • Develops and revises patient care standards, pathways, policies, documentation forms and standard orders for select patient populations (imaging population) in conjunction with other care providers.

  • Coordinates and conducts patient care in the outpatient and inpatient setting. Follows up with customer needs, issues or complaints; and utilizes appropriate resources for resolution thereby increasing patient satisfaction.

  • Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution of physical, emotional and environmental health.

  • Writes competencies and ensures staff competence in accordance to Mercy Medical Center’s regulatory body expectations. Documentation of staff competence completed on a continual basis as well as annually.



  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing required. If actively pursuing degree, BSN or related field required depending on progress into the degree. Those who have completed degree in a related field will be grandfathered in. Expected to take at least six credits per year at Department Director's discretion for exception. Alternative educational preparation may be considered by the Department Director to meet the individual needs of the department.

  • Three years of R.N. experience.

  • Possession of a current or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) 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.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. The acceptable credentialing body for this requirement is the American Heart Association.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification within 3 months of hire.

  • Specialty certification within 12 months of degree or employment.

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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.

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Requisition ID 2020-121776

Employment Type Full Time

Department Radiology

Hours Per Pay Period 72

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Day

Standard Hours 8a-4:30p

Work Schedule 12 Hour