UnityPoint Health

RN Acute-PICU-Blank Children's Hospital

Requisition ID
US-IA-Des Moines
1200 Pleasant St
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Salary Minimum
USD $27.62/Hr.
Des Moines
PICU B4- Meth
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Nights 7p-7a, 1 out of 4 holidays as staffing allows, 1 summer & 1 winter holiday as staffing allows
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


$10,000 SIGN ON BONUS!

Thanks for your interest in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Blank Children’s Hospital!

Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) team believes in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. This community has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. 


The PICU provides care to infants, children, and adolescents with traumatic injuries, life-threatening illness, or following major surgery. Our medical team provides around-the-clock care for our 12-bed unit. Our board-certified pediatric intensive care physicians and pediatric residents are supported by a team of intensive care nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, child life specialists, and care management team members, all specializing in the care of children. Our employees make the difference!


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. 






  • Provides and coordinates nursing care to patients utilizing a team approach and the nursing process.
  • Completes documentation to assure an accurate record of patient’s care.
  • Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.
  • Collaborates with physicians and other professionals in planning and implementing care within hospital policy and legal limitations.
  • Assesses needs of patients and families, provides appropriate teaching to facilitate discharge planning, and makes the necessary referrals to community agencies to provide continuity of care.
  • Demonstrates professional development by keeping abreast of current nursing practice and healthcare trends.


Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or IA Board of Nursing approved nursing program. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred.


Qualifications: Current active Iowa License to practice as a RN.  1-2 years of acute pediatric or ICU RN experience preferred. 


Department of Labor Level III (Medium) Work. Candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment strength and agility test at Medium Level of Work.


***PLEASE NOTE: All newly licensed RNs with less than six months of RN experience and who are interested in this department or any other Acute RN role within UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, are encouraged and required to participate in the RN Residency program. Newly licensed nurses must apply for the Registered Nurse Residency position. 

For more information about the program and upcoming cohort dates, please go to https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/nurse-residency-program.aspx


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