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 direct and indirect care
in the emergency care setting. He/She coordinates care with other
disciplines, consults with the family or significant others and
collaborates with the physician on the patient's behalf. Able to
triage safely, rapidly, and accurately, every patient that enters
the emergency care setting. Able to respond quickly and accurately
to changes in patient condition or response to treatment. The RN
assesses, implements and evaluates nursing care. The RN is
responsible for supervision of Emergency Department Technicians and
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Adheres to standards of care for respective nursing units and
utilizes the nursing process. Demonstrates understanding of EMTALA
and COBRA and adheres to those laws.
Demonstrates nursing knowledge, critical thinking and judgment
concerning patient care delivery.
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.
Understands and is able to apply the nursing process. Must be
able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions in
English. Skilled in meeting the growth and development needs of
infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient groups.
Possesses knowledge and understanding of cognitive, physical,
emotional, and chronological maturation processes of these patient
groups. Maintains BCLS certification and attains ACLS, TNCC and
PALS within 1 year of hire. NRP strongly encouraged.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
Nursing experience in an Emergency Department, critical care
unit or pre-hospital setting preferred.
Basic computer knowledge and experience encouraged.
Current Iowa Registered Nurse license is required.
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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