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CommonSpirit Health RN Case Manager in WEST DES MOINES, 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.


  • Acts as a liaison among the individual/family, community, provider and physician as well as other health care team members.

  • Consults with interdisciplinary teams in the delivery of client/community care necessary to meet identified/negotiated goals across all health care settings.

  • Collaborates in developing, implementing and evaluating teaching/learning strategies for client/family in the hospital community.

  • Provides clinical leadership by being a preceptor for visiting professionals, students and new graduates.

  • Coordinates appropriate educational material/instructions for patients, families, medical staff and multidisciplinary personnel to accomplish patient care outcomes.

  • Establishes and coordinates patient/community rounds, as appropriate.

  • Identifies specific needs for continuing education based on outcomes.

  • Participates in planning and presentation of continuing education programs, seminars and meetings.

  • Utilizes expert knowledge and teamwork to facilitate cohesive efforts to achieve optimal outcomes in providing for patient/populations, and/or communities.

  • Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical tools that targets time frames for expected outcome events determined through collaboration with health care team members.

  • Coordinates with the health care team to develop a mechanism to monitor patient outcomes and follows up on variances.

  • Ensures collection and input of risk stratification data. Reports results to the health care team and participates in interpretation of data and formulation of action plan.

  • Acts as a steward of resources in providing prudent health care services.

  • Serves on selected hospital, group practice and community-based committees.

  • Writes article(s) to be published in Clinician Newsletters and/or other print media.

  • Identifies need for and participates in research projects relevant to specific patient population.


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

  • Bachelor 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.

  • Demonstrates competency within a specialized area of clinical practice with 4 years experience in that specialty.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

  • BLS certified by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).

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Requisition ID 2021-161960

Employment Type Full Time

Department Care Coordination

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday-Friday

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne West Des Moines


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action 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.