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CommonSpirit Health Nursing Unit Supervisor / RN - 7 North Cardio Pulmonary in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

MercyOne 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.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY :

The Nursing Unit Supervisor provides direct patient care and coordinates nursing activities to facilitate safe, quality patient care at the unit/department level, usually for a defined shift (such as days, nights, or weekends). Serves as a resource and role model and collaborates with a multidisciplinary team to optimize department operations. Under the direction of the unit/department director, may assist with other management responsibilities as assigned. Overall, management responsibilities comprise less than 50% of the total job role. Works independently with limited direct supervision in accordance with the Iowa Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, and patient care standards and professional judgment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

CLINICAL FUNCTIONS

  • Maintains high level clinical competence to assess patient needs, plan patient care, implement appropriate interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of patient care delivered to defined patient population.

  • Provides front-line leadership as a resource, mentor, and role model in delivering patient care using a team approach.

  • Provides consultation upon request in area of clinical expertise to other nursing staff or health professionals.

  • Serves as a resource or “Super User” for documentation in the electronic medical record.

  • Leads daily huddles and assists with maintaining huddle boards.

  • Monitors safety compliance and contributes to fostering a culture of safety at the unit level.

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS

  • Supervises unit/department personnel, including registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, patient care technicians, department support assistants, and other department personnel, usually for an assigned shift (i.e. days, nights, or weekends.)

  • Facilitates efficient unit/department operations, including staff assignments and patient throughput.

  • Adjusts staffing and prioritizes workload to meet patient/unit needs.

  • Provides support to staff to ensure patients of a positive care experience. Assists with the resolution of patient/family complaints. Escalates issues appropriately to the director or administrative representative.

  • Assists with leading quality improvement activities including performance improvement processes to ensure evidence-based practices are in place..

  • May assist with additional management duties as assigned by the unit/department director, including, but not limited to:

  • Interviewing and hiring of personnel

  • Scheduling of staff

  • Utilization of premium pay

  • Timekeeping

  • Staff performance feedback and discipline

  • Maintaining personnel records

  • Staff performance reviews

  • In the absence of the unit/department director, may represent the director on hospital committees or attend management meetings on the director’s behalf.

CARE COORDINATION

  • Plans unit and nursing resource utilization based on established admission, discharge and transfer criteria, initiating appropriate intervention and collaboration to optimize patient care and unit/department operations.

  • Manages Bedboard compliance. Collaborates with Patient Flow department and House Supervisor to optimize patient throughput.

  • Leads or participates in interdisciplinary patient rounds and care conferences, management rounding to patients and staff, and Rounding to Influence (Safety First).

  • Assist nursing and interdisciplinary team in patient/family education and discharge planning.

  • Supports clinical research by assisting staff as needed in collecting data for approved research protocols.

  • Facilitates communication between patient/family, physicians and other caregivers to achieve consensus for the plan of care. Consults with the Ethics Committee as appropriate.

EDUCATION

  • Collaborates with Unit Director and Clinical Resource Nurse or department educator for a plan for achievement and maintenance of skills/competencies of team personnel.

  • Understands employee competency documentation requirements.

  • Provides orientation/education for staff, students, and other hospitals and community organizations as assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • Possession of a current or compact state license as a Registered Nurse issued/defined by the State of Iowa.

  • Bachelor degree in nursing required, or actively in pursuit of BSN degree (accepted into a BSN Program and/or currently enrolled). Expected to take at least six credits per year at Unit Director’s discretion for exception.

  • 18 months of RN experience required.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider 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 for Healthcare Providers.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Requisition ID 2020-129918

Employment Type Full Time

Department Cardiac Telemetry

Hours Per Pay Period 72

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Night

Standard Hours 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM

Work Schedule 12 Hour

Location IA-DES MOINES

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