Catholic Health Initiatives RN Surgery Main OR (Neuro/Spine/Ortho)- PT.5 (Days) in DES MOINES, Iowa
RN Surgery Main OR (Neuro/Spine/Ortho)- PT.5 (Days)
Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 40
Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
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.
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As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of each patient’s individual physician. This will involve, utilizing your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits.
Additional responsibilities for this health care role include:
Monitoring patients’ conditions and assessing their needs
Collaborating with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients
Administering patients’ medications and providing treatments according to physicians’ orders
Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families
We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also important to display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process.
Additional requirements for this role include:
Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state
Graduate of an accredited nursing program
Experience as a Registered Nurse preferred
Basic Life Support (BLS) required
Specialty certification (ex: CCRN, CNOR, CEN) preferred
Additional certification or licensure may be required for some specialty areas
Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system.
Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule 7:00 am- 5:30 pm.
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 40
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2018-R0192640
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.