UnityPoint Health

RN-Child Protection Center

Requisition ID
US-IA-Des Moines
1215 Pleasant St
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Salary Minimum
USD $25.69/Hr.
Des Moines
Child Abuse Center- Meth
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed


Successfully functions as a Registered Nurse as defined in Iowa Nursing Regulations and Practice Act.  Provides nursing care for patients and families and maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health Des Moines within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.  Successful performance contributes to a holistic approach to the delivery of services, quality patient/family care, and a high level of satisfaction from patients and families. 


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/


  • Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.   
  • Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgement, and maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.   
  • Assesses needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.  
  • Continues professional development by involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.  
  • Utilizes a holistic approach (considering bio-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 providers and holding them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care.  
  • Consistently 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 and procedures and standards of care.   
  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.  
  • Integrates and demonstrates CORE values and Expectations for Personal and Service Excellence to guide professional behaviors, while adhering to the policies and procedures of UPHDM. 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.  
  • Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.  



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. 





Graduate of accredited nursing program. 

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. 







One year nursing experience required. 

Pediatric nursing experience preferred. 








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

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








Multicultural sensitivity 

Microsoft Office- basic computer skills 

Customer/Patient focus 

Critical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisions 

Must be able to communicate effectively with people of diverse professional, educational, and diverse lifestyle backgrounds 






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




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