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CommonSpirit Health Supervisor- West Des Moines Perioperative Services 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.



Provides leadership, accountability and responsibility for the entire scope of services for the department. Operational responsibilities include budget management, planning, increased throughput and patient care management. Acts as a role model and change agent by initiating and accepting changes for improved patient care and cost reductions. Maintains active communication and collaborates with physicians, staff and other managers to meet specialty, departmental and organizational goals.


  • With other managers, participates in the development, implementation and periodical reviews of all policies and procedures that guide and support the assigned services. These include, but are not limited to The Joint Commission requirements, federal and state regulations, regulatory standards, etc.

  • 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.

  • Participates in developing and maintaining departmental staffing plan for all areas supervised, detailing appropriate employee classifications and qualifications consistent with the department’s operational plan, projected volumes, patient/acuity and other relevant indicators. Collaborates on a daily basis with other managers to ensure adequate staffing for all areas.

  • Supervises assigned staff. Provides and/or coordinates necessary education, orientation and support to the team.

  • Provides input in the development of annual operating and capital budgets, monitors and analyzes performance and productivity and implements necessary corrective plans. Utilizes budget information in management decision-making.

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

  • Coordinates equipment and supply needs to ensure availability as necessary.

  • Attends department meetings, management meetings and others as assigned. Conducts regular staff meetings/huddles.

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

  • Forms effective work team through communication, team-building skills, coaching and counseling techniques, mentoring, delegation, decisiveness and integrity.

  • Supports and participates in departmental performance improvement and quality activities.

  • 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 special pay practices, timekeeping, and maintaining personnel records.

  • Provide staff performance feedback including annual reviews and discipline as needed.

  • 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.

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

  • Facilitates communication between patient/family, physicians and other caregivers to achieve consensus for the plan of care.

  • Provides orientation/education for staff, students and other hospitals and community organizations as needed. Understands employee competency documentation requirements.

  • Performs other responsibilities as requested.



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

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

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ perioperative experience required.

  • Management experience preferred.

  • Certified Nurse, Operating Room (CNOR) or alternative certification preferred.

  • Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks 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.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified or obtained within six (6) months of hire per department requirements.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified or obtained within six (6) months of hire per department requirements.

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

  • Applicable nurse membership encouraged (AORN, ASPAN, etc).

  • Ability to read, write and speak English language.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, knowledge of surgeon needs, procedures and equipment required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with staff, management and physicians required.

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Requisition ID 2021-172858

Employment Type Part Time

Department Surgery

Hours / Pay Period 48

Shift Day

Standard Hours Monday - Friday 0645-1715

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne West Des Moines


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ 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.