Staff Nurse - Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)

  • University of Iowa Health Care
  • Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Oct 09, 2021
Full Time Nursing

Job Description

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

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. ®

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) (4 JCW)

The CVICU is a 24-bed medical and surgical cardiac unit caring for adults with conditions ranging from myocardial infarctions needing coronary interventions to patients who have undergone cardiac surgery such as CABG or VAD placement. Many patients in CVICU have multi-system failure needing advanced hemodynamic care. Our certifications include:

  • Joint Commission Advanced Disease Specific Certification for Ventricular Assist Device
  • Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Aortic Aneurysm
  • Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Valve Repair and Replacement

Location: Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa

Percent of Time: 90% - 36 Hours Per Week

Schedule: Rotating 12-hour shifts, variable days of the week, Day/Night rotating, every other weekend, and every other holiday

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

Pay Differentials: Shift differentials for evening, night, and weekend shifts. Premium pay for additional shifts greater than 4 hours. Inpatient differential of $2,250.00/yr.

Benefits Highlights:

Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.

https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits

Relocation Assistant available to qualified applicants.

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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.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.