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CommonSpirit Health RN - House Supervisor (PRN) in NEWTON, Iowa


MercyOne Newton Medical Center is a fully owned hospital of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and a member of MercyOne Network.

It is located in the city of Newton, Iowa, county seat of Jasper County. Positioned on Interstate 80, the nation’s only east/west transcontinental interstate highway, Newton is about 30 miles east of the Des Moines metropolitan area, which has a population in excess of 400,000.

MercyOne Newton has a well-deserved reputation for bucking the trend of diminished health care in rural America by enhancing the quantity and quality of its services during the last two decades. This has been accomplished by expanding, remodeling and providing technological improvements to its physical facilities and by adding new physicians.

MercyOne Newton employees and local doctors are known for their highly productive “Iowa work ethic,” emphasis on compassion and quality patient service, and loyalty to the hospital and the community.

Our campus in Newton has 48 beds and about 200,000 square feet of space. Attached to the hospital is a 50,000-square-foot medical office building containing local physician practices and the hospital’s physical medicine and rehabilitation center.

MercyOne Newton is one of the largest employers in Jasper County, along with the local school system and the county government.


POSITION SUMMARY : The House Supervisor provides patient care clinical coordination 24-hours a day and serves as the on-site representative of nursing leadership, department directors and hospital administration during the off shifts and weekends. Provides nursing leadership, mentoring, feedback, and clinical support to nurses working on Med/Surg, OB, SCU, ER, and OR. Coordinates the clinical care of patients and ensures continuity of care by supervising operational aspects of patient care units in collaboration with department directors and Chief Nursing Officer.


  • Meets all basic requirements of the Medical/Surgical/Pediatric, ER, SCU and OB staff nurse (RN) positions.

  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership skills.

  • Demonstrates teamwork and the ability to participate effectively with other nursing leaders to meet Skiff Medical Center’s mission and organizational goals as part of the nursing leadership team.

  • Serves as a mentor and role model for nursing staff.

  • Maintains strict confidentiality for employee-related issues.

  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.

  • Resolves conflict in a positive manner.

  • Able to use experience and education to make appropriate clinical prioritization decisions.

  • Makes proactive, cost-effective and safe resource allocation decisions, including shift-by-shift staffing decisions.

  • Provides overall management and coordination of all hospital departments on a shift-by-shift basis.

  • Coordinates clinical care and ensures continuity of patient care.

  • Serves as liaison between nursing and physicians when necessary.

  • Participates collaboratively with department director in evaluating staff performance.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in electronic documentation.

  • Holds staff accountable to organizational values, standards of practice and behavior.

  • Addresses formal complaints in a timely manner with a focus on service recovery.

  • Supports department directors and actively engages in quality assessment and performance improvement.

  • Attends leadership and other appropriate organizational meetings.


EDUCATION: BSN (or other bachelor’s degree) or an equivalent combination of

education and experience. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years clinical experience as RN staff nurse. Experience in Med/Surg, ER, SCU and OB preferred.

LICENSURE: Current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse from the State of Iowa.

CLINICAL COMPETENCY: Able to maintain basic nursing competency in Med/Surg, ER, OB, SCU in order to offer hands on support to nursing staff. Ability to interpret telemetry required.


  • Documented nursing leadership experience, skills and behaviors.

  • Able to manage resources and people effectively.

  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills.

  • Professional history of high-level clinical performance, judgment, prioritization and organization.

  • Overall behavior serves as a role model for nursing and other staff.

  • Understands and is able to apply the nursing process to patient care situations. Skilled in meeting the growth and development needs of infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric groups.

  • Possesses knowledge and understanding of cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation processes of these patient groups.

  • Functions well in emergency situations. Maintains BCLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC and NRP certifications.

  • Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions in English.

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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 2020-134172

Employment Type Seasonal/Casual/OnCall/Supplemental

Department Nursing Administration

Hours Per Pay Period 0

Facility MercyOne Newton

Shift Varied

Standard Hours 7a-7:30p or 7p-7:30a

Work Schedule 12 Hour

Location IA-NEWTON