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Trinity Health Staffing Coordinator RN - Resource Pool - Full Time in DES MOINES, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time



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 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 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 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

MercyOne also provides you with the quality care you provide to others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.


Assures that the mission of Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines is lived by assisting, supporting and organizing the staff and activities of the Centralized Staffing (CS) Department, as requested by Department management and nursing leadership. Monitors and adjusts staffing on an ongoing basis for nursing departments. Fulfills operational responsibilities including scheduling, data maintenance and communications for the department.


· Uses labor tracking tools and staffing matrices to prioritize safe utilization of resources at Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and Mercy Medical Center – West Lakes.

· Receives/gathers data, on an ongoing basis, from work unit (charge RN, management) to forecast/validate staffing needs.

· Adjusts staff coverage, following established procedures, in response to changes in patient census, patient acuity and/or over-staffing of work unit; maintains awareness of admissions, patient status upgrades/downgrades and changes in bed count needs/availability to identify impact on staffing needs and current schedule.

· Communicates with staff and department leadership regarding available staff, available shifts, and staffing shortages.

· Attends and completes all hospital and department-specific required education within the timeframe defined in the Mercy Medical Center Policies/Standards, including but not limited to updates to labor tracking tools.

· Identifies, resolves and communicates real potential staffing problems and information to appropriate leadership.

· Keeps immediate supervisor/s informed of issues/concerns and progress regarding current projects.

· Assists with CS Department data collection and maintenance of necessary records.

· Allocates internal and external resource staff to requesting departments.

· Coordinates with unit leadership, using labor tracking tools, to ensure employees are on the correct schedule.

· Communicates with staff when schedule changes occur.

· Maintains confidentiality of patient, staff and institutional information.

· May assist with nursing duties in areas of competency when staffing is not the current priority.

· Serves as subject matter expert on current labor tracking tools.

· Other duties as assigned by CS Department leadership.


· High school diploma or GED, required.

· Registered Nurse required.

· BSN degree preferred.

· One year of Charge Nurse experience preferred.

· Knowledge in Microsoft Office applications.

· Demonstrate strong analytic and basic statistical ability; strong written and verbal communication skills (including editing); problem solving/critical thinking ability; attention to detail; ability to multitask; and excellent organizational skills.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran