UnityPoint Health

RN-5 Medical/Surgical

Requisition ID
2022-112557
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IA-Dubuque
Address
350 N Grandview Ave
Affiliate
2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
City
Dubuque
Department
Medical - 5 M/S
State
IA
FTE
.90
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Days, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, for 72 hours per pay period. There is a holiday and a every third weekend rotation.
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

Sign-On Bonus: $10,000 for qualifiying applicants! 

 

We are looking for a full-time RN to join our 5 Med/Surg department. Work hours will be days, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, for 72 hours per pay period, and as needed. You will be required to flex to other shifts as needed. There is a holiday and a every third weekend rotation.


The 5th floor Medical/Surgical main unit has 20 beds and an overflow area with 21 beds. We provide excellent care for primarily medical patients suffering from a wide variety of medical problems, from pneumonia to heart failure. We are looking for staff that enjoy working as a team on a busy unit.

 

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the RN contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families.  Maintains a practice environment that reflects the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.

 

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

  • Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.
  • Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.
  • Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.
  • Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Utilizes holistic approach (considering physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.
  • Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare team members within their scope of practice and holds them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care.
  • Utilizes critical thinking in developing nursing interventions while maintaining responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

Clinical Excellence and Patient Education

  • Assesses 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, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • 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.

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:

 

 

 

 

 

One (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficacy.

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

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

·       Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or within three (3) months from date of hire.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

·       Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

·       Multicultural sensitivity.

·       Basic computer skills.

·       Customer/patient focused.

·       Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

 

 

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.

·       State of Iowa Mandatory Reporter Training possessed or completed within 6 months of hire.

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

 

 

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