Qualified candidates may be eligible for a minimum sign-on incentive of $5,000 based on years of experience! Staff Nurse - Respiratory/Palliative Care

  • University of Iowa Health Care
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Mar 17, 2021
Part Time Nursing

Job Description

Qualified candidates may be eligible for a minimum sign-on incentive of $5,000 based on years of experience!

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a 90% Staff Nurse to work in the Respiratory/Palliative Care Unit 

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.®

Respiratory Specialty and Comprehensive Care Unit (RSCCU) (7 JCP)

RSCCU is a 24-bed intermediate care unit that incorporates two different patient populations on one floor. Pulmonary care for adult patients with lung diseases and complex pulmonary problems including: COPD, obstructive sleep apnea, asthma, cystic fibrosis, slow-to-wean ventilator patients, neuro-muscular disorders, lung transplant and patients who need less than intensive care, but more care than provided on acute medical/surgical units. Palliative Care is also on this floor and consists of a wide range of diagnosis receiving symptom management and some that are receiving end of life care.

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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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 Nursing Recruitment at 319-356-2285.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.  

Classification Title: Staff Nurse – RSCU

Department: Nursing Service

Pay Grade: 52 - https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/seiu-pay-plan (job code PD20)

Schedule: 90% - 36 hours per week.  Day/Night rotating shifts or Straight Nights, 12-hour shifts, rotating days off, every other weekend.  All external candidates will attend a two-week orientation, which is Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Staff Type: Professional & Scientific

Type of Position: Regular

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

 

Required Qualifications:

  • 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

Desired Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or Masters Degree in Nursing is preferred and highly desired
  • If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in BSN program is desirable
  • RN experience in a step-down unit is desired
  • RN experience in hospice or palliative care is desired
  • Knowledge of University Policies and Procedures is desired
  • Current ACLS certification is desired

Education Requirement

  • 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

Certifications

  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire

Additional Information

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

Compensation

  • Pay Level: 52

Contact Information

  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Josie Pike
  • Contact Email: josie-pike@uiowa.edu