UnityPoint Health

RN-Outpatient Care Unit

Requisition ID
2022-108189
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IA-Dubuque
Address
350 N Grandview Ave
Affiliate
2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
City
Dubuque
Department
Infusion Center - OPCU
State
IA
FTE
.20
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Days, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, for 16 hours per pay period. You will work rotating days of the week.
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time No Benefits

Overview

We are looking for a part-time RN to join our Outpatient Care Unit. Work hours will be days, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, for 16 hours per pay period. You will work rotating days of the week.

 

The RN is responsible for the delivery of safe and reliable patient care, in coordination with the healthcare team. The primary role of the RN is the execution of the nursing process in providing required care and evaluation of the care given. Responsibilities include: assessment, nursing diagnoses related to focus problem areas, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care. Performance of these responsibilities requires specialized knowledge, critical thinking and skills based on principles of psychological, social, physical and biological sciences that utilize the nursing process.

 

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 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/  

 

Responsibilities

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

  • Collaborates with providers, other clinical staff, patient and family to develop individualized plan of care and goals to address patient diagnoses or issues that affect patient outcomes.
  • Assigns and coordinates patient care with ancillary personnel consistent with patient needs.
  • Performs admission assessment process per specific department standards to include patient history, physical, and psycho-social assessment.  Utilizes physical assessment data, diagnostic data (lab, radiology, diagnostic testing), pharmacological information and patient/family perceptions in formulating nursing diagnosis related to focus problem areas and identifying goals of care.
  • Assumes responsibility for developing a plan of care that is mutually established with the patient and family.  Each patient is treated as an individual, with their identified goals and expectations reviewed each shift to verify priorities. 
  • Implements the plan of care according to current standards of nursing practice, evidence-based practice, and hospital protocol/procedures.
  • Integrates multidisciplinary approach to maintain comfort, support human functions and responses, and maintain an environment conductive to safety and well-being.  Implements measures to promote a safe environment.
  • Administers medications and nursing treatments within scope of practice.

Patient Education

  • Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s 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.
  • Integrates patient/family teaching, including the plan and goals of care, pre- and post-procedures, diagnostic procedures, and discharge teaching. 
  • Integrates preventative health maintenance into the education plan.

Leadership and Professional Development

  • Assists in the orientation of new team members by acting as a resource and mentor.  Collaborates with unit leadership, as appropriate.  Serves in preceptor role, as appropriate.
  • Participates in the education experiences of students and/or RN interns.
  • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.
  • Utilizes evidenced-based models of learning.
  • Participates in department and hospital shared governance infrastructure and performance improvement activities.

Qualifications

 

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.

Education:

 

 

 

Graduate of accredited nursing program (Must obtain BSN within 5 years of hire)

Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing

Experience:

 

 

 

 

 

2-3 years of prior inpatient nursing experience.

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

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

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

Specialty certification(s)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

·         Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English

·         Multicultural sensitivity

·         Demonstrates proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to perform basic/advanced nursing procedures in the administration of medication therapy and the operation of specialized equipment

·         Ability to complete a basic computer course on the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) through in-hospital training

·         Basic computer skills.

·         Customer/patient focused.

·         Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

 

Microsoft Office experience

Other:

 

 

 

·         Satisfactory completion of Finley Nurse Residency program with 1 year of start date for all nurses with minimal or no prior acute care experience.

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

 

 

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