Overview: MercyOne Newton Medical Center is a fully owned
hospital of MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center and a member of
It is located in the city of Newton, Iowa, county seat of Jasper
County. Positioned on Interstate 80, the nation's only east/west
transcontinental interstate highway, Newton is about 30 miles east
of the Des Moines metropolitan area, which has a population in
excess of 400,000.
MercyOne Newton has a well-deserved reputation for bucking the
trend of diminished health care in rural America by enhancing the
quantity and quality of its services during the last two decades.
This has been accomplished by expanding, remodeling and providing
technological improvements to its physical facilities and by adding
MercyOne Newton employees and local doctors are known for their
highly productive "Iowa work ethic," emphasis on compassion and
quality patient service, and loyalty to the hospital and the
Our campus in Newton has 48 beds and about 200,000 square feet
of space. Attached to the hospital is a 50,000-square-foot medical
office building containing local physician practices and the
hospital's physical medicine and rehabilitation center.
MercyOne Newton is one of the largest employers in Jasper
County, along with the local school system and the county
The registered nurse plans and provides professional nursing
care to the patient from admission to discharge. He/She coordinates
care with other disciplines, consults with the family or
significant others, and collaborates with the physician on the
patient's behalf. The RN assesses, implements, and evaluates
nursing care. The RN is responsible for supervision of PCTs and
Support Assistants. The medical surgical registered nurse provides
care in a 23 private room unit. This unit cares for patients with a
variety of medical and surgical diagnosis including but not limited
to, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, pneumonia,
diabetes, COPD, abdominal surgeries, total joint replacements,
hospice, orthopedics, skilled rehabilitation and infusion care.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Administers nursing care to patients; includes assessment,
planning, implementing and evaluating the patient's care plan in
coordination with the physician.
Provides patient/family or caregiver education and counseling in
recognition and solution of physical, emotional and environmental
Supervises health care members (i.e., patient care technicians,
etc.) with patients.
Utilizes computer applications and communication technologies
appropriate to the work setting to enter, retrieve and analyze
information and to facilitate communication and education.
Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for
Works independently with limited direct supervision using the
Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center polices, nursing standards
and professional judgement.
Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, 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.
Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.
Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary
resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).
Takes assigned call as defined in unit policy.
Adheres to standards of care for respective nursing units and
utilizes the nursing process.
Demonstrates nursing knowledge and judgement concerning patient
Demonstrates ability to establish priorities and organize
Demonstrates competence in the clinical practice area.
Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and
Demonstrates professional written and verbal skills.
Demonstrates professional attitude and interest in work by
maintaining acceptable work habits and behavior.
Demonstrates knowledge and participates in the education of
patients, relatives, and/or visitors.
Demonstrates commitment to Customer Service and the Standards of
Maintain an awareness of personal and patient safety when
performing all duties.
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.
Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter - Child and Dependent
Adult Abuse training.
BLS certified by the end of the orientation period
(approximately six (6) weeks).
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).
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.