Catholic Health Initiatives RN Registered Nurse - Mercy West Lakes Emergency - FT .9 (Nights) in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa

RN Registered Nurse - Mercy West Lakes Emergency - FT .9 (Nights)




professional emergency nursing care for acutely ill and injured patients

incorporating the nursing process of all age groups including neonates, infants,

children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics.

Provides patient and family education.

Serves as a patient advocate and liaison with other health care

providers. Serves as a preceptor for new

employees and students.


  • Applies professional emergency nursing skills in the care and treatmentof acutely ill and injured patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment,planning, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Promotes patient-centered care through:

  • Respect of the patient’s values, preferences, and expressed needs

  • Coordination and integration of care

  • Information, communication, and education

  • Physical comfort

  • Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety

  • Involvement of family and friends

  • Transition and continuity

  • Collaborates with the patient, significantothers, and ancillary departments to create a multidisciplinary healthcare teamwhose goal is to provide care that is continuous and well-coordinated.

  • Provides for actual and anticipated education needs and includeseducation to meet these needs in the plan of care.

  • Communicates proactively to the healthcare team the plan of care, changesin the patient’s condition, the patient’s progress, the discharge plan, andother relevant information.

  • Must quickly, efficiently, and calmly respond to emergent and criticalsituations.

  • Manages the complex care of critically ill and injured patients.

  • Triages patients quickly and efficiently per the Emergency Department’spolicies specific to Triage.

  • Documents a comprehensive patient record that is organized and complete,reflecting all aspects of nursing care provided.

  • Anticipates patient’s needs and assists the provider during theexamination and procedures.

  • Provides psychological support based on assessed need.

  • Utilizes multiple teaching methods.Discharge instructions are reviewed and understanding acknowledged bythe patient/family.

  • Assess community resources as indicated.

  • Supervises Emergency Department Technicians.

  • Serves as a preceptor for students and employees (i.e. EMS,nursing, new employees).

  • Checks and maintains medical equipment and supplies.

  • Works independently using the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, andprofessional judgment. Makesrecommendations to improve the Emergency Department’s Standards of Care.



  • Possession of acurrent or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by theState of Iowa.

  • One year of RN experience preferred OR new graduate if the candidate has completed senior nursing preceptorship atMercy Emergency or previous experience as an emergency department technician orexperience in a pre-hospital environment.

  • Proof ofcompletion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within3 months of hire.

  • Basic LifeSupport (BLS) certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies andcertifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuerand American Heart Association Basic Life Support.

  • Completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 6 monthsof hire.

Job RN


Daily Schedule 7pm - 7am

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every Third

Req ID: 2018-R0177712

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.