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CommonSpirit Health RN Weekend Package - Iowa Heart in DES MOINES, Iowa

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.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provides professional nursing care for hospitalized adult patients following the Iowa Heart Center (IHC) and Mercy established standards and practices and within the hospital guidelines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements, educates and evaluates care of assigned cardiac patients. Documents accordingly.

  • Conducts initial history/assessment of hospital patients. Initiates standing orders. Presents patients to cardiologist.

  • Assures lab and test results are documented and physician notified of abnormal results.

  • Gives verbal and written orders according to standing orders or established protocols.

  • Triages phone calls for physicians. Responds to questions according to standing orders, established protocols or direct physician input. Refers to appropriate resources. Documents accordingly.

  • Assures that family/referring physicians are kept informed of admissions, procedures, discharges, or deaths.

  • Assures completion or discharge summaries and sign-off letters within EMR. Assures completion of the hospital medical records according to established protocol.

  • Plans and facilitates patient education; including physicians, hospital staff and family. Explains tests, procedures, and research protocols and results; provides medication teaching and assures patient has appropriate prescriptions. Prepares prescriptions for physician signature.

  • Coordinates discharge planning; makes follow-up appointments and communicates to patient.

  • Participates with special projects as assigned.

  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional certifications.

  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives.

  • Reports problems, concerns, changes to Department Manager.

  • Completes IHC RN Competencies

Case Management Duties:

  • Acts as liaison between the patient/family, and physician, and other health care providers.

  • Collaborates in the development/implementation/evaluation of the plan of care in situation of complex or unusual patient/family needs.

  • Incorporates clinical guidelines/standard of care/pathways/standing orders into practice.

  • Demonstrates clinical expertise and acts as a resource to nursing staff, physicians, and health care providers.

  • Implements patient follow-up and identification of post discharge needs.

  • Considers complex medication profile as potential for negative outcomes.

  • Provides disease specific patient education and discharge instructions.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Current license as a registered nurse issued by the State of Iowa or compact state

  • Three years of RN nursing experience required. Two years of critical care experience or clinical cardiac equivalent experience required.

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).

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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).

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Requisition ID 2020-115551

Employment Type Part Time

Department Cardiology Services

Hours Per Pay Period 48

Facility MERCY MEDICAL CENTER-DSM

Shift Weekend

Standard Hours Weekends

Work Schedule Varies

Location IA-DES MOINES

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