Catholic Health Initiatives RN - Adult Mental Health Unit- Mercy Medical Center PRN (7a-7p) in DES MOINES, Iowa

RN - Adult Mental Health Unit- Mercy Medical Center PRN (7a-7p)



Provides individualized,

high-quality nursing care to patients of all ages. Uses a team approach to delegate and

coordinate patient care at admission, transfer, and discharge. Independently delivers nursing care using the

Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, ethical

principles, and professional judgment.

Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.


  • Assesses, plans, and implements nursing carewhile ensuring patient comfort.

  • Practices safe patient handling techniques.

  • Continues to evaluate assigned patients andprovides ongoing treatment.

  • Anticipates, identifies, and responds toeducational and emotional needs of patients and families.

  • Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e.Patient Care Technicians) in caring for patients.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up,maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainagedevices). Utilizes safeguards such as IVpump drug library and monitor alarms whenever available to maximize patientsafety.

  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e.,cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).


  • Serves in a charge/leadership role based onskill and unit needs. When assignedcharge, makes patient assignments; triages patients; and problem solves withstaff, physicians, patients, families, and ancillary departments.

  • Takes assigned call as defined in unit policy.

  • Assists with patient care duties/tasks (i.e.,emptying drainage devices, ambulating, and hygiene).

  • Assists with clerical duties (i.e., maintenanceof chart, patient record, and answering phones and call lights).

  • Maintains patient care supplies, equipment, andenvironment.

  • Provides orientation/education for staff,students, and other hospital and community organizations as requested.


The above statements reflect the general details considered

necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified but

should not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that

may be needed to perform the duties of this position. Must have ability to maintain skills and

perform tasks required for the position as outlined in the list of department




  • Possession of a current or compact state licenseas a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • BSN preferred.

  • 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 credentialingbodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for theProfessional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support forHealthcare Providers.


  • Demonstrates a commitment toservice, organization values and professionalism through appropriateconduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits ourcore values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for allcreation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God andacknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty andsincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in theirsorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of thehuman community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continuallysurpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality andprotects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational anddepartment specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively andsupports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptionalcustomer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients,residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Catholic Health Initiatives and itsorganizations are Equal Opportunity Employers cbchi

Job Nursing - RN


Daily Schedule 7a-7p

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0117466