UnityPoint Health

  • RN Acute-Emergency Department-Lutheran

    Requisition ID
    US-IA-Des Moines
    700 E University Ave
    3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
    Des Moines
    Emergency Department- Luth
    Scheduled Hours/Shift
    Part Time: Approximately 32 hours per pay period (2 weeks). Shift is 7am - 7:30pm, & will include weekend rotation.
    Work Type (Portal Searching)
    Part Time Benefits
  • Overview

    The RN at Iowa Lutheran Emergency Department works collaboratively with physicians and APPs to serve a diverse patient population of a full acuity and age range. ILH ED consists of 22 treatment rooms, 5 of which make up a behavioral health sub-unit staffed by behavioral health professionals. Chest Pain Center certified and Stroke Center accredited. Level IV Trauma Center. 24-hour Cath Lab services, CICU, OB, OR, Med/Surg, Telemetry, inpatient behavioral health units, and ancillary services.


    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 accredited nursing program, prefer BSN degree. Experience: 6 months of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency, Prefer 2 years of hospital clinical experience, with at least 1 year of Emergency Department experience.


    License/Certification: Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in [type in State]. 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. Prefer Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) ACLS and TNCC must be completed within 1 year of hire. For ILH and MWH Emergency Departments, PALS or ENPC must also be completed within 1 year of hire. Certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN)


    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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