UnityPoint Health

  • RN Acute-N5 General & Women's Surg-Methodist

    Requisition ID
    2017-34860
    Category
    Nursing
    Location
    US-IA-Des Moines
    Address
    1200 Pleasant St
    Affiliate
    3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
    City
    Des Moines
    Department
    Nursing N5- Meth
    State
    IA
    Salary Minimum
    USD $24.08/Hr.
    FTE
    0.6
    FLSA
    Non-Exempt
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    Days and Evenings, every other weekend
  • Overview

    Provides nursing care for patients on a 24 bed Med/Surg unit. Patient population includes Surgical patients: gynecological, mastectomy, plastics, ENT, and general surgical patients.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    Essential Functions
    Functions in accordance with the Iowa Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses (Iowa Administrative Code 655, Chapter 6, & 6.2) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice (ANA, 2010).

    Responsibilities
    • Provides and coordinates nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process.
    • Completes documentation to assure an accurate record of patient’s care.
    • Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.
    • Collaborates with physicians and other professionals in planning and implementing care within hospital policy and legal limitations.
    • Assesses needs of patients and families, provides appropriate teaching to facilitate discharge planning, and makes the necessary referrals to community agencies to provide continuity of care.
    • Demonstrates professional development by keeping abreast of current nursing practice and healthcare trends.
    • Utilizes a holistic approach (considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned service area.
    • Delegates patient care based on clinical assessment and within scope of practice.
    • Demonstrates the ability to consistently meet the department work schedule. • Consistently delivers high quality care 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 of care, patient and employee safety, and customer service.
    • Balances team and individual responsibilities, participates in peer review, seeks involvement in organizational initiatives and committees.

     

    Qualifications

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

     

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