UnityPoint Health

Supervisor Nursing Services-Younker 8

Requisition ID
Leadership - Nursing
US-IA-Des Moines
1200 Pleasant St
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Des Moines
Med/Surg Y8- Meth
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Variable Days/Evenings, Full Time
Work Remotely within the US
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Assists in managing the day to day operations of the unit utilizing quality, cost effective patient care principles.  Supervises, supports and develops unit staff.  Consistently utilizes a holistic approach (considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned service area). Unit consists of 23 beds with a patient population consisting of pulmonary and gastrointestinal disorders; ventilator transition, general medical and remote telemetry.


Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • 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 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. 


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



  • Integrates the UnityPoint Health Des Moines Nursing Expectations of Performance in all aspects of care delivery and professional practice.  
  • Manages daily operations of patient care. Contributes to the maintenance of high quality, cost effective services consistent with the needs of the users and the hospital’s budgetary guidelines.   
  • Provides clinical leadership by directing, coordinating and delegating patient care in an organized manner, allowing for flexibility.  
  • Acts as an interdepartmental liaison promoting effective multidisciplinary team work.   
  • Collaborates with physicians and other health care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes.   
  • Remains competent and available to participate in patient care pertinent to clinical specialty.   
  • Demonstrates personal and professional growth and promotes the same among team members.  
  • Exhibits discretion and sound judgment in all aspects of the job.  
  • Maintains awareness of applicable laws and/or regulations affecting patient care.  Remains current on law/regulation changes, recognizes implications to the organization and recommends courses of action to ensure compliance.  
  • Assists in the development of policy/procedure and guidelines for safe, efficient operation of the department as needed. 
  • Assists in developing annual budget, and takes action when appropriate to maintain control of department financial resources.   
  • Implements evidence based practice strategies to meet the patient care needs.  Assists in the achievement of quality improvement objectives and takes necessary modifications for attainment of goals.   
  • Interviews, orients, trains, schedules, evaluate, disciplines, and terminate staff with appropriate input.  Demonstrates the ability to fairly and consistently interpret, apply and follow personnel policies/procedures.  
  • Represents UPHDM in a professional manner.  Promotes positive interpersonal relations and serves as a role model within the department and with hospital personnel.  
  • Creates an environment that promotes staff empowerment.  
  • Displays creativity and innovation when making recommendations for improvement in the delivery of services to the hospital.  
  • Is able to instruct and lead the staff so that a high level of productivity is maintained, intervening when necessary to problem solve.  


Minimum Requirements 

  • Education: Bachelor's degree. BSN preferred.
  • Experience: Two years experience as registered nurse. Experience in specialty area preferred.
  • License(s)/Certification(s): Current Iowa license as a registered nurse. Current BCLS (CPR). Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. 
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  Must be able to communicate effectively with people of diverse professional educational and lifestyle backgrounds.  Knowledge of basic computer skills. 



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