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CommonSpirit Health House Supervisor PRN in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


  • Understands the inter-relatedness of the organization’s individual components.

  • Maintains awareness of organizational and departmental activity on assigned shift by completing interdepartmental rounds to nursing units and other patient service areas.

  • Facilitates efficient operation of hospital activities in absence of hospital Administration.

  • Serves as a staff resource for policy and procedure questions and interpretation.

  • Responds to patient, family, physician, and staff needs in various capacities (e.g. Patient Advocate, Infection Control, Employee Health Services).

  • Consults and collaborates interdepartmentally as indicated regarding patient and visitor needs (e.g. Nursing, Social Services, Pastoral Care, Security).

  • Supports and promotes evidence-based practice and research among unit leaders and staff.

  • Directs health care members as necessary (i.e., registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, patient care technicians, etc.) in the delivery of safe and effective patient care.

  • Responds to emergency and crisis events to assist with coordination of patient care activities such as securing bed assignments, contacting families and significant others, obtaining supplies, and providing general supervision.

  • Directs/provides emergency support measures (i.e., court committals, protecting patient from injury) and performs efficiently in emergency situations following established standards.

  • Assists with care of patients and appropriate documentation in Cerner.

  • Assists with appropriate patient placement and bed assignment.

  • Facilitates interdepartmental communication regarding patient transfers to maximize efficient bed utilization.

  • Performs efficiently in emergency situations following established standards.

  • Directs/provides emergency support measures (i.e. initiates and/or facilitates Code Blue and subsequent CPR interventions, court committals, protecting patient from injury).

  • Performs compliance audits and monitors and reports findings consistently.


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

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree required - or actively in pursuit of BSN degree (accepted into a BSN Program and/or currently enrolled).

  • Minimum of 3-5 years clinical experience in critical care or emergency care, preferably at Mercy Medical Center.

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) 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.

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. The acceptable credentialing body for this requirement is the American Heart Association.

  • Demonstrates competency in use of First Net and Cerner within three (3) months of hire.

  • Competence with IV skills.

  • Ability to function in crisis and patient emergency situations.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with previous nursing management experience strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex and sensitive situations.

  • Basic understanding of multiple computer applications and demonstrated ability to access specific resources, as outlined in House Supervisor Direct Observation Competency

  • Working knowledge of and ability to assist with order entry, including lab orders and scanning of medication orders to Pharmacy.

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Requisition ID 2021-167564

Employment Type Per Diem

Department Nursing Administration

Shift Varied

Standard Hours As needed

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne West Des Moines


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Healthâ„¢ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action 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.