RN Labor & Delivery Weekend Package

Employer
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
Des Moines County, Iowa
Posted
Sep 27, 2021
Closes
Sep 28, 2021
Ref
2495319004
Specialty
Labor and Delivery
Position Type
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Work Setting
Private Practice
*Overview*
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

*Responsibilities*

* 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 setup, 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).
* Assists with patient care duties/tasks (i.e., emptying drainage devices, ambulating, and hygiene).

*Qualifications*

* ossession 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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