RN NICU Weekend Package

Employer
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
Des Moines County, Iowa
Posted
Oct 16, 2021
Closes
Oct 25, 2021
Ref
2530467183
Position Type
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Work Setting
Private Practice
Overview

MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals live their best life.

With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.

MercyOne's Central Iowa Region includes medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive - 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, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.

Responsibilities

Job Summary / Purpose

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 Key Job 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

* Possession of a current or compact state licensure as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa
* Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter - Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.
* American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certified within six (6) weeks of hire.

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