UnityPoint Health

RN-Clinical Decision Unit

Requisition ID
US-IA-Sioux City
2720 Stone Park Blvd
7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
Sioux City
Clinical Decision Unit
Scheduled Hours/Shift
7a-7p Every Other Weekend
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


UnityPoint-St Luke's


Monday-Friday 7am-7pm (Every Other Weekend)


$10,000 Sign-On Bonus!!


The Clinical Decision Unit RN is responsible for coordinating the care of patients and families utilizing the nursing process. Summary of duties include: performing a physical and psychological assessment, collection of current symptoms, obtaining a detailed patient history, utilizing nursing knowledge for critical thinking, planning of care, prioritizing of cares, evaluating response to interventions and planning for the needs of the patient and family.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.



Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

  • Collects current symptoms, as well as a detailed patient history and then consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient cares and interventions.
  • Performs triage, while considering both physical and psychosocial elements.
  • Manages basic life support needs and stabilizes patients until the attending physician is available, based upon nursing standards and protocol.
  • Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology.
  • Records patients’ current vital signs per standard.
  • Works directly with physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing and treatments.
  • Prepares and administers (orally, subcutaneously, intravenous) and records prescribed medications.
  • Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse.
  • Provides IV therapy.
  • Cleans and bandages wounds.
  • Provides basic, bedside care.
  • Maintains proper supplies and appropriate medical equipment to care for patients.
  • Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies.
  • Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner.

Development & Patient Education

  • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.
  • Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.
  • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.
  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements as outlined by the on-line education policy.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.






Graduate of accredited nursing program

BSN degree






Prefer one (1) year of acute care clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency.






Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa.

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within 30 days from date of hire.

Must obtain and maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support within 90 days and Pediatric Advanced Life Support within 6 months of hire

Full time staff must obtain Trauma Nurse Core Course within one year of hire

Crisis Prevention Intervention within 6 months of hire

Must obtain NIHSS education within 90 days of hire and maintain every two years thereafter

Completion of four hours of stroke education prior to the end of orientation and annually

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Current certification in Basic Life Support,  Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Trauma Nurse Core Course







Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.








Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities.  May drive a UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle.



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