Staff Nurse

University of Iowa Iowa City, IA

Percent Time:50% - 100%Type of PositionRegular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.Duties:

STAFF NURSE - CLINICAL RESOURCE UNIT TEAM 4 (MEDICAL & SURGICAL SERVICES) Transplant and General Surgery, Neurology, Orthopaedics and Urology, General Medicine, and Medical Psychiatry.

Staff Nurse positions will vary between 50 - 100%, with varying shifts (salaries for 100% inpatient positions start at $52,662 to commensurate; salaries for 50% inpatient positions start at $26,331 to commensurate). To view a current list of vacancies please go to: http://www.uihealthcare.org/nursingpositions.aspx.

Become one of Iowa's best Nurses - join the Nursing team at Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic (UIHC). As a three-time winner of the Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program®, UIHC offers you the opportunity to advance your nursing skills. Work in an environment where your co-workers are committed to excellence, education, and innovation. We are dedicated to providing evidence based, family-centered care while working and learning with a full interdisciplinary team.

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.

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

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 Required:

* 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.

* Minimum 2 years recent (within the last 3 years) Staff Nurse experience in an inpatient unit caring for the adult patient population is required.

Certifications:

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

* Medical Surgical Certification is desired.

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.

* Knowledge of university policies and procedures is desired.

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