Nursing Supervisor

Nursing Administration Department

Full-time position (36 hours per week).  Works various days Sunday through Saturday 12-hour shifts (7:00 pm to 7:00 am).  Works every third weekend.  Manages nursing activities in the delivery of quality, cost-effective patient care.  Directs, coordinates, and participates in the delivery of patient care.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, staff performance appraisals, staff and scheduling, quality improvement, achievement of departmental goals, and membership on Nurse Management Council.  Maintains knowledge and compliance with regulatory agencies and standards/safety goals.  Maintains effective communication/relationships with medical practitioners, medical director, and nursing leader. At least two years of clinical experience in the Emergency Department as well as the Medical/Surgical area required.  Must be a graduate from an approved Professional Nursing program.  Must be a Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of Iowa.  Certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support required.

Case Manager

Utilization Review Department

Part-time position (16 hours per week).  Works various days Monday through Friday as needed.  Hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, or 6:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Is responsible for facilitating the patient’s hospitalization from pre-admission through discharge.  Coordinates with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health team members to expedite medically appropriate, cost-effective care.  Applies clinical expertise and medical appropriateness criteria to resource utilization and discharge planning.  Will provide case management intervention by assessing, monitoring, evaluating options and services to effect appropriate, individualized plan for the patient across the continuum of care.  Must be a Registered Nurse with five years experience in clinical nursing; previous utilization review and case management experience preferred.  Computer knowledge required.  Must be currently licensed in the State of Iowa as a Registered Nurse.  Must be a graduate of an approved Professional Nursing program.

Myrtue Medical Center to Honor Medical-Surgical Nurses During ‘Medical-Surgical Nurses Week’

MSNW-Sign-We-are-Celebrating-MSNWThe nurses are being celebrated for their dedication, skills, and heroism.

Medical-surgical nurses focus every day on caring compassionately for patients and families. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) has designated a special week to shift that focus to the nurses themselves. Myrtue Medical Center will participate in a national celebration of medical-surgical nurses during Medical-Surgical Nurses Week, November 1-7, 2018.

“We have a talented, caring, simply amazing group of nurses at Myrtue Medical Center. Our nurses work diligently every day to provide the best experience for patients when they are in the hospital. I am so honored to work with such a phenomenal group of nurses who provide compassionate care each and every day” said Christie Matthies RN, BSN, MBA, Medical Surgical Manager. “Medical-Surgical Nurses Week is an ideal time to recognize the work of these dedicated nurses.”

Medical-surgical nurses possess specialized skills and knowledge of the entire spectrum of nursing care. They make a difference by building the profession of nursing and the medical-surgical nursing specialty, mentoring and nurturing each other, advocating for patients and families, serving their communities through care and education, and improving patient care.

The special week is also meant to raise awareness of the medical-surgical nursing specialty among other nurses. One of the most diverse nursing specialties practiced today, medical-surgical nurses care for adult patients in a broad range of settings, applying their expert knowledge to all body systems and disease processes.