Catholic Health Initiatives RN -8N ENT/Diabetes/Gen Surg- FT .9 Weekend Package (Nights) in DES MOINES, Iowa
RN -8N ENT/Diabetes/Gen Surg- FT .9 Weekend Package (Nights)
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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
- Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care
while ensuring patient comfort.
Practices safe patient handling techniques.
Continues to evaluate assigned patients and
provides ongoing treatment.
- Anticipates, identifies, and responds to
educational 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 drainage
devices). Utilizes safeguards such as IV
pump drug library and monitor alarms whenever available to maximize patient
- Initiates emergency support measures (i.e.,
cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS :
- Serves in a charge/leadership role based on
skill and unit needs. When assigned
charge, makes patient assignments; triages patients; and problem solves with
staff, 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., maintenance
of chart, patient record, and answering phones and call lights).
- Maintains patient care supplies, equipment, and
- 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
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
- Possession of a current or compact state license
as a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.
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 credentialing
bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the
Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for
Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule Night
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72
Weekends Required Every
Req ID: 2017-R0138543