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Director Nursing Unit

Des Moines, Iowa

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

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  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Department: Neurology
  • Hours/Pay Period: 80
Requisition ID 2022-263635 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday-Friday Remote No Category Staff Nurse
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Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit Catholic medical centers in Des Moines West Des Moines Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care pediatric internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893 MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 7000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.


Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Leads and promotes evidence-based practice and research among unit leaders and staff.
  • Promotes best practice implementation on unit.
  • Works independently with limited direction from the nurse executive using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards and professional judgment.
  • Utilizes delegation skills effectively.
  • Directs the recruitment and retention activities on the unit.
  • Conducts the performance appraisal process.
  • Directs health care members (i.e., registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, patient care technicians, etc.) in the delivery of safe and effective patient care.
  • Operates unit within approved budget.
  • Facilitates efficient operation of unit activities.
  • Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for employees' files and patients' records.
  • Administers nursing care to patients; includes assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating the patient's care plan in coordination with the physician.
  • Directs/provides emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).
  • Develops an annual operational plan (including scope of service) integrated with Mercy's strategic plan and related departments' operational plans in order to efficiently provide services.

Qualifications

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.
  • Bachelor degree in nursing required, or actively in pursuit of BSN degree (accepted into a BSN Program and/or currently enrolled). Expected to take at least six credits per year at the CNO or Market Director’s discretion for exception.
  • Minimum 3-5 years clinical experience.
  • Prior proven experience and expertise in management, having had a leadership position for at least 1 year.

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Are you a career fit with our CommonSpirit Health culture? To understand how we are structured, we believe in some core philosophies with the following:

We will be stronger together, achieving excellence in all we do, collaborating across the fields and growing our collective knowledge.

We will let humankindness guide us as we treat every person with holistic, personalized care for the body, mind and spirit.

We will advance the science and art of nursing as innovative leaders who demonstrate the power of evidence-based, compassionate care. If you believe in working together with humankindness for all to advance the science and art of nursing - then you have found your career fit with us!

“Our hope is that you will always feel inspired, knowing you truly are the heart and soul of CommonSpirit.”

– Kathleen D. Sanford, EVP, Chief Nursing Officer

Your Possible Career Path

This is a snapshot of your potential career path highlights the series of job positions that help you progress towards your goals and objectives. Ultimately, your career path depends on your career values and personal goals.

 Career path shows a list of jobs that someone could get by getting promotions at this company: 1. Student Nurse  2. New Grad Nurse  3. Staff Nurse 4. Educator 5. Charge Nurses/ Supervisors  6. Nurse Practitioner  7. Managers/Directors  8. CNE

Success Profile

What makes a successful Director Nursing Unit at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center?

  • Compassionate
  • Trustworthy
  • Proactive
  • Collaborative
  • Communicator
  • Balanced

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