Overview

Sign-on incentive: Qualified candidates with a minimum of two years of experience are eligible for a sign-on bonus up to $10,000

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Staff Nurse to perform specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager.

Characteristic Duties of our Staff Nurses include but are not limited to:

  • Applies nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health and illness
  • Assesses patient health care preferences and expectations
  • Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across settings
  • Develops patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes
  • Implements patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses. Documents/reports interventions and patient/family response
  • Collaborates and integrates contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan
  • Develops, coordinates and implements transfer/discharge planning throughout episode of care
  • Implements nursing interventions according to department, division, and/or unit policies, procedures, and protocols to maintain safe environment for patients, visitors and staff. Follows universal precautions

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Geriatric Psychiatry (2 JPE)

John Pappajohn Pavillion (2 JPE) is a 14-bed inpatient unit dedicated to geriatric and adult psychiatric services. This unit patient population includes dementia, depression, anxiety, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s. Services provided include medication management, assistance with daily activities, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, and electroconvulsive therapy.

Schedule: 80% – 32 hours Per Week, Rotating Shifts

Location: John Pappajohn Pavillion (JPP)

Rotations: Every other weekend and rotating holidays

SEIU Pay Plan: https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/seiu-pay-plan

Benefits Highlights

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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    Education Required

    • An Associate’s Degree in Nursing, a Diploma in Nursing, a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Professional Masters of Nursing and Healthcare Practice (MNHP), MSN/Clinical Nurse Leader or a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN, MA) is required

    Experience Requirements

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
    • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with patients/families, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal interactions
    • General computer skills are required
    • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire

    Desirable Qualifications

    • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or Masters Degree in Nursing is highly desired
    • If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in a BSN program is desirable
    • Previous RN experience in a Psychiatric Hospital Unit

    Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Lindsey Fudge at Lindsey-Fudge@uiowa.edu.

    Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

    References

    • Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process

    Additional Information

    • Classification Title: Staff Nurse
    • Appointment Type: SEIU
    • Schedule: Full-time

    Compensation

    • Pay Level: 52
    • Starting Salary Maximum: tiffanyrperkins

    Contact Information

    • Organization: Healthcare
    • Contact Name: Lindsey Fudge
    • Contact Email: lindsey-fudge@uiowa.edu