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

RN - Ambulatory Surgery - Mercy West Lakes - 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; includes assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating the patient’s care plan in coordination with the physician.

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

  • Communicates effectively and appropriately with staff, physicians, patients, families and other healthcare team members.

  • Participates in ongoing educational activities related to clinical knowledge and professional issues.

  • Contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues by sharing knowledge and skills.

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

  • Considers factors relating to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning/delivering patient care.

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

  • Utilizes hospital information system to process orders/data and retrieve patient information.

  • Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for patients’ records.

  • Works independently with limited direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, and professional judgment.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainage devices).

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

  • Complies with OSHA/JCAHO and other regulatory agency recommendations and guidelines.


  • Assists with clerical duties (i.e., maintenance of charge, patient record, answering phones and call lights, processing physician orders.

  • Maintains patient care supplies, equipment, and environment.

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

  • Supports and participates in departmental Performance Improvement projects.

  • Attends departmental and other meetings as assigned.



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

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

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

  • Ability to read, write and speak English language.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

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

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations 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