UnityPoint Health

RN Acute - Emergency / Critical Care Unit - Grinnell, Full Time, Nights

Requisition ID
210 4th Ave
3220 UnityPoint Health Grinnell Regional Medical Center
Emergency Room
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


This is a shared position with Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit. 

Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and provides direct and indirect patient care in the emergency care setting as directed by the medical staff and following the policies and procedures of UPH-GRMC.  Provides care that reflects initiative, flexibility, and responsibility indicative of professional expectation with minimal supervision.  Able to triage safely, rapidly, and accurately every patient that enters the emergency care system.  Determines priorities of care based on physical and psychosocial needs, as well as factors influencing patient flow through the system.  Communicates with providers about changes in patient’s status, symptomatology, and results of diagnostic studies.  Able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.




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.



Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized, and able to function under stressful and emergent situations by utilizing critical thinking skills. 

Demonstrates time management skills by delivering care and completing assignments in a timely manner and exercises safe judgment in decision making.  

Documentation is complete and timely. 

Reports, in a timely manner, pertinent patient observations, significant incidents, or any changes in patient’s condition to appropriate person. 

Demonstrates proficiency in computer processes as related to position held. Maintains direct responsibility for nursing care of assigned patients within the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice. 

Delegates tasks appropriately to others based on their scope of practice or level of competency. 

Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and develop an individualized care and education plan to meet the clinical and psychosocial needs of the patient. 

Receives telephone, verbal and written physician orders, utilizes read back process, and processes orders accurately and timely. 

Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration, follows medication administration rights and processes, and appropriately documents all administered medications. 

Demonstrates a strong understanding of and is able to perform the technical skills of the assigned department for the positions held. 

Collaborates with other members of the healthcare team provide continuity of care, encompassing a holistic approach to services provided. 
Assess 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.


Graduate of an accredited Nursing Program.

BSN preferred.

Current Iowa Registered Nurse Licensure.

One year in emergency or critical care preferred. 

Certification in Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) encouraged.

BLS Certification or completion within 3 months of employment.

ACLS Certification current or completion within the first 6 months of employment.  

TNCC and PALS current or completion within first year of employment.  

NRP recommended. 


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