UnityPoint Health

RN Acute-P5 Surgical/Neuro/Ortho-Methodist

Requisition ID
US-IA-Des Moines
1200 Pleasant St
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Des Moines
Surg/Neuro/Ortho P5- Meth
Salary Minimum
USD $24.08/Hr.
Scheduled Hours/Shift
3p to 11p Every other weekend


Powell 5 is a 25-bed Neurosurgical, Trauma and Orthopedics unit providing services to inpatients and short-term observation patients. Powell 5 is an interregnal part of the Level 1 Trauma program and holds The Blue Distinction for the care we give patients with total hip and total knee replacements. Our team is committed to a multidisciplinary approach to patient centered care involving achieving best patient outcomes and safe discharge plans. Come be a part of our fascinating and rewarding team we have here on Powell 5!







  • Integrates the UnityPoint Health Des Moines Nursing Expectations of Performance in all aspects of care delivery and professional practice.
  • Consistently delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process, UnityPoint Health standard of care, and evidence – based practice guidelines.  Demonstrates specialty knowledge and clinical skills required to effectively treat assigned patients.
  • Utilizes nursing knowledge to educate and prepare patient and family for discharge. 
  • Makes the necessary referrals to community agencies to provide continuity of care.
  • Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments.  Maintains responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.
  • Delegates, provides direction and mentors other assigned healthcare providers.
  • Promptly completes documentation to maintain an accurate record of patient’s care.
  • Accurately documents according to regulatory and third party requirements.  Documentation and billing for services exhibit an understanding of requirements and ethical practices.

·         Reports any questions or concerns regarding compliance immediately to the attention of department or organization/hospital administrative staff.

  • Manages resources effectively to meet the needs of the patients while eliminating waste.
  • Manages personal and professional skills and knowledge, sharing expertise with others to enhance the overall skill level of the profession. 
  • 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 UnityPoint Health.
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities; open and objective to other’s views; gives them welcome feedback; contributes to positive team goals; and puts 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.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department by regular, reliable attendance.
  • Practice reflects knowledge of DIA, HIPAA, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Acts in accordance with DNV Primary Stroke Center guidelines and educational requirements therein. 



Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or IA Board of Nursing approved nursing program.  Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred. 

Current active Iowa License to practice as a RN.  Department of Labor Level III (Medium) Work.  Candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment strength and agility test at Medium Level of Work.

***PLEASE NOTE:   All newly licensed RNs with less than six months of acute RN experience and who are interested in this department are required to participate in the RN Residency program. Newly licensed nurses must apply for the Registered Nurse Residency position.  Applications are accepted three times each year in March, June and October for cohorts beginning respectively in July, October and February.  For more information about the program please go to https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/nurse-residency-program.aspx






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