Careers

Nursing Units

Perioperative nursing jobs at Mercy Iowa City come with competitive salaries, straight shifts and minimal call thanks to our Lifestyle Call program. Units with Lifestyle Call support have a dedicated team that provides overnight coverage by reducing the amount of call for colleagues on that unit..

Surgical Care Unit (SCU)

  • A 24 bed pre-procedural preparation and admission unit for adult and pediatric patients scheduled for surgery, endoscopy and other minor treatments
  • Second phase recovery for outpatients
  • Provides second call for PACU
  • Requires ACLS and PALS
  • Operating Room (OR)

    • Includes 9 operating rooms for adult and pediatric patient populations
    • Surgical specialties include orthopedics, general surgery, gynecology, urology, ENT, pediatric dentistry and plastics
    • Dedicated daVinci robot room
    • Dedicated COVID room
    • Supported by Lifestyle Call
    • Straight shifts

    Cardiovascular Operating Room (CVOR)

    • A rapidly growing cardiothoracic program
    • ACLS required
    • Straight shifts
    • Daisy Team Award Winner team focused unit with great communication 

    Endoscopy

    • 4 room endoscopy suite located within the OR caring for an adult population
    • Requires ACLS
    • RN administered conscious sedation
    • Procedures include colonoscopies, upper endoscopies, manometry, PEG tube placement, pH monitor placement

    Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit (PACU)

    • A 7 bay first phase recovery unit plus two isolation capable rooms for adult and pediatric patient populations
    • Requires ACLS and PALS
    • Supported by Lifestyle Call team
    • Straight shifts

    Pre Admission Services (PAS)

    • Verifies health history, medication reconciliation, necessary lab work and tests

    Anesthesia

    • Supports anesthesiologists during surgery and for procedures outside the department of surgery
    • Clinical experts in IV skills
    • Requires ACLS and PALS

     

    Medical Unit

    • Collaborative team environment
    • Promotes work/life balance
      • 8 and 12 hour positions
      • No on call hours
      • Weekend Option OR limited weekends
      • Holiday rotation

    Surgical/Orthopedic Unit

    • Daisy Team Award unit, team focused with great communication
    • Fast paced environment
    • Many options for schedule. Schedules are set, no rotation.
      • 8 and 12 hour shifts
      • Holiday rotation
      • Weekend Option employees
      • No on call hours
    • Heavy emphasis on patient education, discharge teaching and communication
    • Population is primarily orthopedic with general surgery, urology, ear, nose and throat patients

    Maternal Child Unit

    • Fosters teamwork and a collaborative culture
    • Straight shifts with set schedules
    • Opportunities to work in multiple areas of Maternal Child which may include labor/delivery, neonatal intensive care, mother/baby and/or pediatrics

    Infusion Center

    • Provides patient care 7 days per week
    • Chemotherapy and biologic treatments
    • Blood administration and injections
    • Located in the Main Hospital

    Telemetry

    • 27 bed high acuity cardiovascular unit
    • Caring for post op day 1 coronary bypass graft and valves, heart failure, chest pain, MI, percutaneous coronary intervention
    • Platinum Performance Achievement Award winner for 8 consecutive years demonstrating our commitment to providing high quality care
    • All nurses are ACLS certified within the first 6 months

    Intensive Care Unit

    • 14 bed unit with 12 hour shifts and weekend option
    • ICU population with immediate post op CABG and valves, Impella, IABP, TPA-Stroke, Respiratory Failure
    • Reimbursement provided after passing CCRN exam
    • A dynamic group of staff who thrive under pressure yet provide the special touch that means so much to patients and families
    Emergency Care Unit
    • 22 bed Emergency Room
    • Currently seeing 30,000 patients per year
    • Dynamic group of RN's/Paramedics/MST's/RT/Phlebotomists working together
    • Short wait times and excellent care
    • Level 3 trauma certification
    • Primary Stroke Center
    • BLS/ACLS/PALS and TNCC certification for all RN's
    Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • A close knit team for patients referred from 10 surrounding counties
    • Provide exercise and education at the bedside with Phase 1 inpatients and in the CR lab with Phase 2 and 3 outpatients
    • Lead a monthly cardiac support group with additional education and social opportunities for heart patients and their families
    • Some patients have been coming to Mercy for more than 20 years
    Cardiovascular Lab
    • State-of-the-art CVL uniting clinical excellence with workflow innovation to support the delivery of outstanding patient care
    • Electrophysiology Lab for ablations, pacemakers, defibrillators and cardioversions