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Charge RN – Surgical Services – Full Time – Nights **$10,000 Sign-On Bonus**


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ID: 00349745

Posted On 06/22/2022

Job Overview

**$10,000 Sign-On Bonus**

Nights (6:00pm - 6:30am) -- 72 hrs/pay period

The Surgical Services Unit (SSU) is a 49-bed, post-op surgical unit for general and orthopedic surgery. Common orthopedic diagnoses include: same-day joint replacement, spinal fusions, and surgical repair for sport injuries, medical and surgical care for trauma and post ICU. We also specialize in general abdominal and laparoscopic surgery, genitourinary, ENT, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries, gynecological procedures, plastics, oral surgery, and diagnostic interventions. Our average length of stay is three days and 90% of our cases are elective. Patients start in the ambulatory unit, go to the operating room, and come to SSU post-op to recover. Our staff is highly energized and engaged on our fast-paced unit, and we have high patient and staff satisfaction scores.

Under general supervision and in collaboration with the director, provides leadership on assigned shift to ensure the qualify of care and operational effectiveness of the total care program. Utilizes skills in assessing, planning, organizing, and evaluating the provision of patient care. Demonstrates system thinking, initiates improvement strategies, promotes employee development, and works collaboratively with physicians utilizing this nursing unit. Adheres to the principles of the Caring Model, Citizenship Standards, philosophies and mission of MercyOne Medical Center in all aspects of job performance.

Specific duties which will be performed by Charge Nurse Role:

  • Determines daily staffing needs for the nursing unit, consistent with patient care needs and unit staffing guidelines.

  • Serves as liaison between medical staff and nursing unit staff.

  • Serves as point person for physicians, managers, and other clinical staff in relationship to patient conditions and needs. Provides report by verbal or written format.

  • Keeps open communication to physicians about changes in nursing unit operations and protocols.

  • Provides direct patient care for patient population served by nursing unit.


  • Must hold an active Registered Nurse license to practice in the state of Iowa

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is required within 4 years of hire (tuition assistance provided as an employment benefit)

MercyOne offers:

  • competitive wages

  • generous paid time off (PTO) plan

  • flexible scheduling

  • comprehensive benefit package including – medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 403b retirement

  • an on-site childcare center

We are dedicated to helping our patients live their best life, through all of life’s journeys. Join us at MercyOne and be part of a Magnet® team where nurses have a strong voice about the delivery of quality patient care, a team where your skills, achievements and opinions are highly valued!

Come join our circle of care as a Registered Nurse in our Surgical Services department!

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Jane Mouring

Talent Acquisition Partner, HR










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Dubuque, IA


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About the Company

MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersville Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. MercyOne – Dubuque has 263 beds while MercyOne – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.

MercyOne offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. MercyOne also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. MercyOne’s 1,500 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.

The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital for the fourth time in 2019.

MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersviile Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.

MercyOne is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at