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MercyOne West Des Moines
West Des Moines IA
Job Type: Full Time
Posting Date: 4/1/2021
Mercy. One Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - Mercy. One Children's Hospital in Des Moines and Mercy. One Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) - along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, Mercy. One Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. Mercy. One Central Iowa is a member of Mercy. One, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between Common. Spirit Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. Mercy. One has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.
Supervises and coordinates hospital activities for assigned shift for West Lakes campus. Primary shift responsibilities include interdepartmental rounds; facilitation of interdepartmental communication; coordination of off-shift ancillary departments' specialty needs; appropriate patient placement and bed utilization; crisis response; policy resource and interpretation; response to customer service issues; consultation, collaboration and communication with the Administrator-on-call and appropriate others as indicated. Other responsibilities may include clinical support assistance as needed. Works independently with limited direction using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, ethical principles, and professional judgment.
Understands the inter-relatedness of the organization's individual components.
Maintains awareness of organizational and departmental activity on assigned shift by completing interdepartmental rounds to nursing units and other patient service areas.
Facilitates efficient operation of hospital activities in absence of hospital Administration.
Serves as a staff resource for policy and procedure questions and interpretation.
Responds to patient, family, physician, and staff needs in various capacities (e. g. Patient Advocate, Infection Control, Employee Health Services).
Consults and collaborates interdepartmentally as indicated regarding patient and visitor needs (e. g. Nursing, Social Services, Pastoral Care, Security).
Supports and promotes evidence-based practice and research among unit leaders and staff.
Directs health care members as necessary (i. e. , registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, patient care technicians, etc. ) in the delivery of safe and effective patient care.
Responds to emergency and crisis events to assist with coordination of patient care activities such as securing bed assignments, contacting families and significant others, obtaining supplies, and providing general supervision.
Directs/provides emergency support measures (i. e. , court committals, protecting patient from injury) and performs efficiently in emergency situations following established standards.
Assists with care of patients and appropriate documentation in Cerner.
Assists with appropriate patient placement and bed assignment.
Facilitates interdepartmental communication regarding patient transfers to maximize efficient bed utilization.
Performs efficiently in emergency situations following established standards.
Directs/provides emergency support measures (i. e. initiates and/or facilitates Code Blue and subsequent CPR interventions, court committals, protecting patient from injury).
Performs compliance audits and monitors and reports findings consistently.
Possession of a current or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree required - or actively in pursuit of BSN degree (accepted into a BSN Program and/or currently enrolled).
Minimum of 3-5 years clinical experience in critical care or emergency care, preferably at Mercy Medical Center.
Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. The acceptable credentialing body for this requirement is the American Heart Association.
Demonstrates competency in use of First Net and Cerner within three (3) months of hire.
Competence with IV skills.
Ability to function in crisis and patient emergency situations.
Demonstrated leadership skills with previous nursing management experience strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to manage complex and sensitive situations.
Basic understanding of multiple computer applications and demonstrated ability to access specific resources, as outlined in House Supervisor
DIRECT OBSERVATION COMPETENCY
Working knowledge of and ability to assist with order entry, including lab orders and scanning of medication orders to Pharmacy.
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