UnityPoint Health

St Luke's College Associate Professor

Requisition ID
College and Academics
US-IA-Sioux City
2800 Pierce St
7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
Sioux City
College- Nursing Education
Scheduled Hours/Shift
12 month contract (Mon-Fri, occasional weekends), Days, occassional Evenings
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


UnityPoint-St Luke's


12 month contract (Mon-Fri, occasional weekends), Days, occassional Evenings


Provides didactic, laboratory, and/or clinical instruction and supervision of students consistent with established standards of care. Provides leadership and assistance to faculty and students in designated course(s) and with nursing education pedagogy. Assists with program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and revision. Additional responsibilities include the assistance with maintenance of program accreditation.


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.




Teaching and Professionalism

  • Provides didactic, laboratory, and/or clinical instruction for students as assigned.
  • Selects course materials, instructional aids, and learning experiences.
  • Utilizes a variety of instructional strategies in didactic, laboratory, and clinical teaching.
  • Monitor student performance and provides assistance when needed.
  • Update course materials on an ongoing basis.
  • Maintains student competencies, evaluations, and records.
  • Assists with academic and personal advising/counseling of students as needed.
  • Maintains clinical competency.
  • Provides coordination and oversight of clinical faculty in designated course(s)
  • Works effectively with meeting deadlines.
  • Communicates appropriately and professionally when working with the students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Attendance at department, college, and assigned committee meetings.
  • Participates in assessment of student learning and college effectiveness.
  • Participates in program assessment, implementation, evaluation, and revision to assure program effectiveness, quality, and congruence with college and program accreditation standards and goals.
  • Maintains knowledge of program policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude and professional role modeling behavior.


  • Participates in scholarly activities (see Guideline 7 of College Resource Manual for examples).
  • Participates in community service.


  • Participates in service (See Guideline 7 of College Resource Manual for examples).

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of FERPA and HLC and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding higher education.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar
  • 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.



Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Master’s Degree in Nursing

 One of the following:

  •  CNE credential and at least 15 credit           hours towards a doctorate or
  •   Completed all requirements for a     doctoral degree except for the   dissertation.

*Effective in 2015 after Academic Rank and Promotion policy change 2014

Preferred Education: Earned doctorate degree


 2 years in clinical nursing experience

 4 years nursing education experience

 *4 years of leadership or administrative     functions at the department chair level or   above

*Prior to 2015: 10 years of experience in nursing education

Three years in nursing education as Assistant Professor.


  • Current Licensure as a registered nurse in Iowa. Individuals are currently licensed when licensed in another state and recognized for licensure in Iowa, pursuant to the nurse licensure compact contained in Iowa code section 152E.1
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three months from date of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.



Instructional, communication, interpersonal, and nursing skills.



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



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