UnityPoint Health

  • Clinical Preceptor-Nursing for Home Hospice

    Requisition ID
    US-IA-Cedar Rapids
    290 Blairs Ferry Road NE
    9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate
    Cedar Rapids
    Staff Development
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    M-F 8am to 5pm
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    Full Time Benefits
  • Overview

    UnityPoint at Home

    Cedar Rapids

    Clinical Preceptor-Nursing for Home Hospice 

    .80 FTR (32 hours/week)

    M-F 8a-4:30pm


    The Clinical Preceptor assists in the delivery of clinical orientation, validation of clinical competency for new and current employees, and provides student observation clinical experiences.   The Clinical Preceptor is able to apply best practices, adult learning principles, coaching and mentoring skills in order to foster the growth and learning of employees.   Clinical Preceptors also provide direct patient care and case management for a diverse community-based caseload.


    • Facilitates coordinated transitions from orientation program to independence within targeted goal.
    • Tracks required orientation progress and provides progress to the Ambulatory Clinical Educator.
    • Conducts new employee competency assessment and validates competencies throughout the orientation period.
    • Validates the ongoing competencies of current clinical staff as directed by the Ambulatory Clinical Educator.
    • Reviews skills with new employees to determine level of understanding and re-educates as necessary.

      • Provides patient centered care and coordination of care for a patient population with diverse community-based healthcare needs to include:
        • Develops comprehensive and patient-centered plan of care
        • Uses clinical evidence-based protocols and technology as identified by standard scope of practice and disease processes
        • Provides disease specific education and self- management strategies for patients to achieve an optimal patient independence
        • Follows physician ordered plan of care and facilitates changes to the plan of care as needed to achieve desired patient outcomes
        • Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events
        • Coordinates care across the continuum as a patient advocate
        • Provides supervision and care plan development for service line specific disciplines.
      Demonstrates competency and proficiency in case management for provision of care, clinical expertise, documentation, utilization effectiveness, patient experience and quality outcomes
    • Completes all documentation accurately and submits to office within 24 hours of visit, phone call and/or change in treatment or orders.
    • Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferencing to ensure patient quality care, patient advocacy, utilization and outcomes
    • Makes recommendations related to training and skills development to clinical education team.
    • Provides comprehensive and constructive feedback for employees.
    • Consistently demonstrates strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize responsibilities, and appropriately
    • elegates assigned tasks.
    • Compliance with regulatory governance, organization policies and procedures.
    • Expert in service line rules and regulations
    • Reviews documentation to ensure compliance with state regulations, conditions of participation and payer requirements.
    • Super-user of electronic health record.
    • Responsible for OASIS and/or HIS review and accuracy.


    BSN graduate of state Board approved program for Registered Nurses or a graduate of state Board approved program for Registered Nurses but will need to obtain a BSN degree within 5 years of hire and provide evidence of enrollment in a program within the first two years of employment.   Evidence will include a copy of the planned course work and estimated date of completion as well as transcripts of completed coursework. 

    Minimum of 2 years of home health or hospice case management

    Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

    Auto insurance

    Current license to practice nursing according to state where service is provided.

    COS-C certification must be obtained within 12 months of hire. (Home care only).

    CPR Certification.

    Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state requirement.

    Integrated Care Management certification or successful completion of certification within one year of employment.


    Strong interpersonal skills.

    Ability to work as a team member.

    Strong computer skills.

    Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

    Strong organizational and time management skills.

    Ability to critically think and make clinical decisions based on verbal and written communication.




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