UnityPoint Health

Specialty Nurse - Weight Loss Clinic

Requisition ID
US-IA-West Des Moines
6600 Westown Pkwy
9200 UnityPoint Clinic Affiliate
West Des Moines
Weight Loss - DM
Scheduled Hours/Shift
8:30a-5p, Monday to Friday
Work Remotely within the US
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


**Eligible for bonus - only if you are an external candidate.

Specialty Nurse - Weight Loss Clinic

Full Time Benefits, M-F, 8a-5p

RN eligible for $5,000 sign on if external


Functions as a clinician, educator and resource for patients within their specialty of care and up to their licensure in scope of practice.  

  • Reviewing medical records for surgical patients
  • Preparing chart notes for providers
  • Working closely with our surgeons to review patient’s cases prior to surgery


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • 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 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.

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



Questions?  Contact:  Jill.Getz@unitypoint.org


Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

  • Function as a clinician, educator and resource for patients within their specialty of care and assist physicians with office procedures.
  • Demonstrates competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.
  • Triage incoming patients ensuring compliance with established admission/acceptance criteria. Direct appointments and referrals as determined by the current criteria.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate the standards of practice and care for the patient population.
  • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.

Development and Patient Education

  • Answer questions and provide teaching to patients and family members.
  • Responsible for the development and ongoing coordination of care for patients.
  • Act as a consultant both within the institution and to outside agencies or groups.
  • Consult with individuals, families, community agencies or colleagues from associated disciplines or with nursing.
  • Conduct or facilitate implementation of research studies and translate research findings into nursing practice.
  • Preauthorize care/procedures with insurance companies.
  • Meet the department work schedule as determined by the Clinic Administrator.
  • Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.
  • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.
  • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.
  • Behave in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.
  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.
  • Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office


Minimum Requirements

  • Current Iowa/Illinois/Wisconsin license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
  • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.

BSN preferred but not required.

Five (5) years of nursing experience preferred.

Specialty certification preferred.



  • CPR certification.
  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


  • Multicultural sensitivity
  • Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.
  • Customer/patient focused
  • Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.
  • Ability to direct others and to exercise judgment in problem situations.
  • Creative thinking; analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities; self-direction; theoretical implementation and evaluation.
  • Computer data entry experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Able to write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.


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