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CommonSpirit Health LPN in Des Moines, Iowa


MercyOne Des Moines Medical CenterDes Moines, Iowa

Requisition ID 2022-249406 Employment Type Full Time Department Labor And Delivery Services Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule 1900-0700 - 2 shifts 0700-1900 - 1 shift Remote No Category LVN and LPN


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.


$10,000 Sign on Bonus

  • Administers nursing care to patients under the direction of the registered nurse; includes transporting patients, answering lights, assisting with activities, assessing patients, implementing patient's plan of care, and evaluating the patient's response to care in coordination with the physician.

  • Provides patient/family or caregiver education as directed.

  • Utilizes hospital information system to process orders/data and retrieve patient information.

  • Is knowledgeable in delegation of tasks to certified nursing assistants, patient care technicians and nursing technicians with patients.

  • Maintains knowledge of documentation requirements needed for patients' records.

  • Works under direct supervision using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards, and nursing judgment.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, drainage devices, cautery, maternal and fetal monitors, defibrillators, etc.)

  • Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.

  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).

  • Takes assigned call as defined in unit policy.

  • Assists the physician during a cesarean section or other surgical procedure that may occur in the Birthing Center by draping patient, passing instruments, tying suture, and the other activities involved with a surgical scrub.

  • Assists the physician during a vaginal delivery by setting up tables, draping, passing instruments, etc.

  • Assists the RN with the cleanup of the patient and room following any procedure.

  • Checks the crash cart, epidural care, and defibrillator daily.

  • Restocks supplies as needed on each shift.

  • Reports observations to licensed personnel.

  • Orders and maintains patient care supplies, equipment and environment.

  • Assists with clerical duties (i.e., answering phones, ordering supplies via CRT).

  • Effectively assumes job responsibilities of ancillary support during absence.


  • Possession of a current license as a practical nurse issued by the State of Iowa.

  • Successfully completes required medication examination prior to passing medication.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

  • BLS certified by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).


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

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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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