Catholic Health Initiatives RN - Ambulatory Surgery - Mercy Medical Center - PT .5 (Days) in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

RN - Ambulatory Surgery - Mercy Medical Center - PT .5 (Days)



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.


  • Administers nursing care to patients; includesassessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient’s care plan incoordination with the physician.

  • Provides nursing careguided by physician orders, unit protocols and professional judgment.

  • Communicateseffectively and appropriately with staff, physicians, patients, familiesand other healthcare team members.

  • Participates in ongoingeducational activities related to clinical knowledge and professionalissues.

  • Contributes to theprofessional development of peers and colleagues by sharing knowledge andskills.

  • Delivers care in amanner that preserves and protects patient autonomy, dignity and rights.

  • Considers factorsrelating to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning/delivering patientcare.

  • Provides patient/familyor caregiver education and counseling in recognition and solution ofphysical, emotional, and environmental health problems.

  • Utilizes hospitalinformation system to process orders/data and retrieve patientinformation.

  • Maintains knowledge ofdocumentation requirements needed for patients’ records.

  • Works independentlywith limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, MercyMedical Center policies, nursing standards, and professional judgment.

  • Maintains knowledge ofequipment set-up, maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoringequipment, and drainage devices).

  • Initiates emergencysupport measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patientfrom injury).

  • Complies withOSHA/JCAHO and other regulatory agency recommendations andguidelines.


  • Assists with clericalduties (i.e., maintenance of charge, patient record, answering phones andcall lights, processing physician orders.

  • Maintains patient caresupplies, equipment, and environment.

  • Providesorientation/education for staff, students, and other hospital andcommunity organizations as requested.

  • Supports andparticipates in departmental Performance Improvement projects.

  • Attends departmentaland other meetings as assigned.



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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the HealthcareProvider certified or obtained within six (6) weeks of hire.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abusetraining specific to populations served within three (3) months of hire.

  • Ability to read, write and speak Englishlanguage.


  • 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

Job Perioperative Services/OR


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 40

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2017-R0115685