The operating room at Mercy is second-to-none…in the quality of care, facilities, and capabilities offered. Don’t take our word for it; check out the multitude of awards we’ve received for excellence in surgical care, including recently being named #1 in Iowa for medical excellence in overall surgical care (Carechex, 2018). Although not exclusively, we work with a growing number of Mercy-employed surgeons who continue to push our capabilities and technological advancements to the next level. Mercy’s surgery center has strong robotics, including three da Vinci surgical systems and the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted system for joint replacement surgery (to name a few technology examples). Our team is exceptional, and we move fast! If you’re a motivated nurse looking for a highly energized environment that encourages high performance, apply to join our team. We’re looking for the best to join the best.
Ensure that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome
Demonstrates competent assessment, planning, intervention, coordination and evaluation skills based on the individual patient plan of care
Continually assesses patient and family needs in order to provide quality care based on a patient centered care model
Demonstrates critical thinking skills and judgment necessary to implement a patient plan of care, nursing interventions and procedures
Maintains accurate and real time documentation of nursing care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team, according to hospital policy and procedure related to documentation parameters
Functions as a role model for current and new staff by creating a healthy work environment to facilitate the department's or unit's ability to meet identified goals and objectives
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitor and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment
Directs other licensed and non-licensed personnel in the provision of care to patients as assigned
Demonstrate effective and age appropriate communication as well as the ability to understand the needs of the patient including non-verbal communication, fears, anxieties and language/cultural barriers
Responds within scope of practice to emergencies and life threatening conditions
Adheres to and promotes patient safety practices throughout the patient experience
Communicates and collaborates effectively with all members of the healthcare team
Provides ongoing education to patients and families
Delegates to other staff registered nurse, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, patient care Apply now!technicians, unit secretaries, and other staff positions specific to the department.
Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa or compact state required.
Current certification in Basic Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support or obtain within 6 months of hire based on specialty team
Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.