UnityPoint Health

PRN Registered Nurse-Center for Liver Disease-Methodist

Requisition ID
2022-115040
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IA-Des Moines
Address
1215 Pleasant St
Affiliate
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
City
Des Moines
Department
Center for Liver Disease- Meth
State
IA
FTE
0.01
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Flexible Part time during clinic hours Mon - Fri 8:00 - 4:30
Work Remotely within the US
No
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed

Overview

RN- Center of Liver Disease

PRN- As needed

No weekends or holidays

Clinic hours

 

Responsible for assisting the physician and nursing personnel with direct patient care, Perform nursing assessments and assist providers with examinations.  Communicate effectively with other peers for continuity of care.  Maintain confidential electronic employee medical records.  Maintain satisfactory relations with all departments and units in accordance with mission, vision and core values of UnityPoint Health – DM and Methodist Medical Center. Perform other tasks as assigned and required, both administrative and clinical. 

 

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 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. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

Responsibilities

Clinic Duties 

  • Be a proactive ambassador for UnityPoint Health-DM. 
  • Examine and assess ill patients and determine urgency of care.  
  • Order necessary tests, assist with clinics, monitor and enter lab results. 
  • Assist with outreach clinics. 
  • Patient education 
  • Authorizations for tests and procedures 
  • Patient medication refills 
  • Patient correspondence and phone calls 
  • Assist in case management with multidisciplinary teams involved as necessary 
  • Maintain accurate and confidential medical records on computer and written as needed. 
  • Communicate to physicians, co-workers, patients, visitors and other departments in a professional manner. 
  • Accurately and promptly implement physicians’ orders. 
  • Maintain a professional approach with confidence: remain resourceful and calm in emergencies; display concern and initiative.  
  • Ability to apply professional nursing skills. 
  • Assume responsibility for own continued professional growth. 
  • Ability to properly use office and medical equipment such as: computer, fax machine, multi-stage copiers and telephones. 
  • Maintain confidentiality, composure and professionalism at all times. 
  • Express ideas clearly and concisely in written and verbal form. 
  • Make independent nursing judgements. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the department work schedule. 
  • Utilize critical thinking in making independent judgment, maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients. 
  • Consistently utilize a holistic approach (considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served. 
  • Document patient care and patient response to nursing intervention in a clear, concise, legible manner, according to policy/procedure.  

Operational Functions 

  • Perform functions other than described due to extenuating circumstances. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria  

  • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research. 
  • 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, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA, and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare. 
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the designated time frame. 
  • 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.  
  • This position may be assigned a specific mission to address in an emergency situation to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of the UPHDM Hospital Emergency Incident Command System. Situations of a critical nature may require an individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained. 
  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed expectations.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program. RN equivalent
  • Experience: Previous clinical nursing experience over hospital experience is preferred.
  • License(s)/Certification(s):  Current Iowa licensure in good standing to practice as a registered nurse.  Licenses and certifications must be maintained.  Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.  Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. 
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.  Multicultural sensitivity.  Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.  Customer/patient focused.   Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.  
  • Other:  Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.   Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities.  May drive a UPH vehicle, rental, or own vehicle. 

 

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