UnityPoint Health

  • RN Acute-Blank 3-Pediatrics-Blank Children's Hospital

    Requisition ID
    US-IA-Des Moines
    1200 Pleasant St
    3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
    Des Moines
    Pediatrics B3- Meth
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    7P-7A, every third weekend
  • Overview

    As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health with in the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers. 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 UPHDM within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.


    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).


    • 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.


    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.

     Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire. Successfully completes department specific certifications within one year of hire date. Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


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