Clinic Nurse RN – Mercy Hospital in Iowa City – Iowa City, IA

Salary Range: $23.54 – 35.06

Starting salary is determined based upon factors that may include: years of relevant experience, education, applicable certifications/licensure, and internal equity.

**potential for some remote project work post training completion**

Basic Job Function and Responsibilities

Functions as a member of the clinical team, promoting and assuring patient centered care. Assists with planning, delivery, coordination, and tracking of patient care. Prepares the patient for the exam, assists the provider during the exam and treatment of the patient, and assists the patient after the exam to ensure understanding and compliance with provider instructions. Performs routine laboratory procedures to include collection and preparation of specimens. Promotes the Mission, Vision, and Values of the organization.

Job Duties/Performance Expectations

  • Triages phone calls from patients, pharmacies, and other medical practices to determine appropriate action and relaying to provider when needed.
  • Prepares for the exam prior to the appointment by reviewing the patient’s history, ensuring previous test results and referral notes are available in the electronic health record (EHR), and documenting changes in the EHR where needed.
  • Prepares the patient for the exam by taking a detailed history, complete set of vitals, and documenting the information in the EHR.
  • Assists with the collection and preparation of laboratory specimens, informs patient of results, and documents results and patient notification in the EHR.
  • Obtains prior authorization for diagnostic testing and medications from the insurance company when needed.
  • Assists the provider with the exam and procedures to include performing EKGs, administering medications and injections, documentation in the EHR, and ensuring the completion of provider orders.
  • Assists the patient after the exam to ensure understanding of the plan of care provided, ability of the patient to comply with the plan of care, and provides education when needed.
  • Sets up appointments for referrals ordered by the provider, follows up to ensure appointment was kept, and ensures documentation from the referral is received.
  • Assists the provider with medication refills to include gathering needed information, communicating with the pharmacy, and performing refills when standing orders apply.
  • Maintains exam rooms and equipment to include cleaning, sterilization, restocking of supplies, and ensuring equipment is in working order. Notifies supervisor of needed supplies and repair needs.
  • Provides necessary clerical support, such as completing requisitions, filing etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of an accredited nursing program Registered Nurse – Required


  • Previous experience in a clinical setting with an understanding of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology, and the ability to record information accurately and legibly – Required


Mercy Iowa City, an affiliate of MercyOne, is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, associational preference, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact Mercy Iowa City Human Resources, (319) 339-3567 or [email protected]

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