Main Operating Room- Nursing Practice Leader

  • University of Iowa Health Care
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Aug 10, 2021
Full Time Nurse Practitioner Nursing

Job Description

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.® The Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care presents an opportunity for an experienced nurse leader to advance their career.  We are seeking a full time Nursing Practice Leader (NPL).  The Nursing Practice Leader for the Perioperative Nursing Division provides leadership in clinical care coordination/specialized nursing care, clinical education of nursing staff and health professionals, or use clinical nursing expertise in improving nursing and health care through the management of staff education and development. Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Provide Leadership and Direct Care for Specialized Patient Population
  • Specialized Services for Nursing Care
  • Provide Education
  • Compliance with Internal Policies and External Regulations for Safe and Effective Care Delivery and Health Profession Education
  • Human Resources Management
  • Professional Responsibilities – Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care

Classification Title: Nursing Practice Leader
Department: Perioperative Department- Main Operating Room
Pay Grade: 5B
Percent of Time: 100%
Schedule: Days with rotating administrative call
Location: Main Operating Room
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Regular

Please attach an updated resume/CV as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of fourteen calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. 


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.


Education Required

  • Master's Degree in Nursing or related field.
  • If Master's Degree is in a related field, Baccalaureate in Nursing is required.
  • Certification in a role or specialty through a nationally recognized professional nursing certification body. If not currently certified, must seek certification in a role or specialty as soon as eligible to sit for the exam or within six months of employment.

 Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Perioperative Nursing
  • Demonstrates skills for leading change and implementation of evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrates skills in leadership/management roles
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and interdisciplinary team leadership skills.
  • Proficient in computer software applications, (i.e. Powerpoint, Excel and Word).

 Desirable Qualifications

  • Member/involvement in professional organizations

Additional Information

  • Classification Title: Nursing Practice Leader
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time