Catholic Health Initiatives RN - Children's Emergency Center - Mercy Medical Center FT 0.9 WEP(1830-0700) *Experience Preferred* in DES MOINES, Iowa

**RN - Children's Emergency Center - Mercy Medical Center FT 0.9 WEP(1830-0700)

  • Experience Preferred*



Provides professional emergency nursing care for acutely ill and injured patients incorporating the nursing process of all age groups including neonates, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Provides patient and family education. Serves as a patient advocate and liaison with other health care providers. Serves as a preceptor for new employees and students.


  • Applies professional emergency nursing skills in the care and treatment of acutely ill and injured patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Promotes patient-centered care through:

  • Respect of the patient’s values, preferences, and expressed needs

  • Coordination and integration of care

  • Information, communication, and education

  • Physical comfort

  • Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety

  • Involvement of family and friends

  • Transition and continuity

  • Collaborates with the patient, significant others, and ancillary departments to create a multidisciplinary healthcare team whose goal is to provide care that is continuous and well-coordinated.

  • Provides for actual and anticipated education needs and includes education to meet these needs in the plan of care.

  • Communicates proactively to the healthcare team the plan of care, changes in the patient’s condition, the patient’s progress, the discharge plan, and other relevant information.

  • Must quickly, efficiently, and calmly respond to emergent and critical situations.

  • Manages the complex care of critically ill and injured patients.

  • Triages patients quickly and efficiently per the Emergency Department’s policies specific to Triage.

  • Documents a comprehensive patient record that is organized and complete, reflecting all aspects of nursing care provided.

  • Anticipates patient’s needs and assists the provider during the examination and procedures.

  • Provides psychological support based on assessed need.

  • Utilizes multiple teaching methods. Discharge instructions are reviewed and understanding acknowledged by the patient/family.

  • Assess community resources as indicated.

  • Supervises Emergency Department Technicians.

  • Serves as a preceptor for students and employees (i.e. EMS, nursing, new employees).

  • Checks and maintains medical equipment and supplies.

  • Works independently using the Nurse Practice Act, hospital policies, and professional judgment. Makes recommendations to improve the Emergency Department’s Standards of Care.


  • Occasionally functions as Relief Charge Nurse, which includes the responsibilities of staffing, patient care coordination, and the facilitation of teamwork.



  • Possess a current license as a registered nurse issued by the State of Iowa.

  • One year of RN experience preferred OR new graduate if the candidate has completed senior nursing preceptorship at Mercy Emergency or previous experience as an emergency department technician or experience in a pre-hospital environment.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within 3 months of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained by the end of the orientation period (approximately 6 weeks). Acceptable credentialing bodies and certification include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

  • Completion of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 6 months of hire.

  • Completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 12 months of hire.


  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers


Job Emergency Services


Daily Schedule 630p - 7a

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Every

Req ID: 2017-R0107373