OverviewMercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic 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 (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, MercyOne 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. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.MercyOne also provides you with the quality care you provide to others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:* Care@Work program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs* Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family* Health/Dental/Vision Insurance* Flexible spending accounts* Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft* Adoption Assistance* Paid Time Off (PTO)* Tuition Assistance for career growth and development* Matching Retirement Programs* Wellness ProgramResponsibilitiesGENERAL SUMMARY:Provides patient care, through all phases of the Endoscopy experience; admission through discharge according to established guidelines. Provides patient care activities to patients of diverse ages.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:* Prepares and evaluates outpatients prior to the procedure in an efficient and caring manner to provide for a smooth patient flow. May include doing pre-procedure phone calls to patients and/or physician offices to obtain information.* Demonstrates the ability to organize work and enhance the safety and quality of patient care, service and treatment.* Proficient in IV skills.* Review charts to ensure completeness in documentation.* Prepares for cases in an efficient manner, anticipating needs of the patient and physician.* Provides a safe environment for customers: patient, family, physicians and staff.* Collects and analyzes data and assesses patient in developing nursing diagnosis / plan of care.* Communicates effectively with the patient, staff, physicians, families, and other health care team members.* Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up and function.* Initiates and directs procedure rooms, clean up and turnover.* EKG interpretation.* Ongoing physiological assessment through all phases of the Endoscopy experience.* Utilize computer software for electronic medical record documentation (EMR).* Actively assists physicians in a large variety of endoscopy procedures.MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:* Participates in orientation, training and mentoring of new personnel.* Attends Staff meetings, huddles, and in-services applicable to role/responsibilities.* Assists in development and/or revision of Endoscopy resource materials, policies and standards of practice.* Supports and participates in department improvement projects.* Acts as a Charge Nurse in the absence of the Team Coordinator if assigned.QualificationsMINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:* Possession of a current or compact state license as a registered nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.* 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* Basic computer knowledge including Microsoft office products. Helpful if familiar with ProVation RN & MD.* Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified or obtained within six (6) months of hire.* Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.* Ability to read, write and speak English language.
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