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CommonSpirit Health RN Mother Baby Unit in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

MercyOne West Des Moines Medical Center, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is excited to offer nursing opportunities in our new maternity center located in the western suburbs!

The maternity center will include five private, spacious labor and delivery suites with advanced safety features – including fetal monitoring and infant security systems; 15 postpartum recovery suites; and two state-of-the-art obstetrical surgical suites dedicated for cesarean-section procedures. The design includes comfortable furnishings for overnight guests, hospitality area, large flat-screen TVs, Bluetooth capability, walk-in showers, whirlpool tubs and other amenities.

In addition to caring for our patients, we also care for our employees. All full time, newly hired Registered Nurses are eligible for the following incentives in addition to standard benefits:

  • $10,000 sign-on bonus (eligibility requires 2+ years of nursing experience)

  • Up to $50,000 in education assistance for student loan forgiveness

  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)

  • Family Care Program (for all employees) including Free Premium Membership to Care.com

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY:

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.

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 safety.

  • 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 environment.

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

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:

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 competencies.

Qualifications

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.

  • 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 credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-130304

Employment Type Full Time

Department Welcome Baby!

Hours Per Pay Period 72

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Night

Standard Hours 7pm-730am

Work Schedule 12 Hour

Location IA-DES MOINES

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