Staff Nurse - Med/Surg Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit (4RC) - 60%-90%
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service


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All qualified candidates are eligible for a sign-on bonus up to $10,000

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives. ®

Medical Surgical Cardiology Unit (4 RCP) - Gold Beacon Unit

4RCP is a 47-bed unit providing care for adult medical cardiology, cardiac and thoracic surgery patients requiring telemetry monitoring, temporary cardiac pacing, vasoactive and anticoagulant medication infusions. The unit provides care to postoperative patients including esophagectomies, Nissen fundoplications, thoracotomies, heart transplantation, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve replacements and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR). 4RCP also provides care to patients with cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension, chest pain, post percutaneous coronary interventions, as well as arrhythmia management. In addition, the unit is certified to provide care to patients with left ventricular-assist-devices (LVAD). Through a multidisciplinary teamwork approach, 4RCP was awarded with a Gold Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN); this is the only Gold Beacon Award in the state of Iowa. Our certifications include:

  • Joint Commission Advanced Disease Specific Certification for Ventricular Assist Device
  • Joint Commission Certification for Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy
  • Joint Commission Certification for Cardiac Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Aortic Aneurysm
  • Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Valve Repair and Replacement
Characteristic Duties of our Staff Nurses include but are not limited to:
  • Applies nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health and illness
  • Assesses patient health care preferences and expectations
  • Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across settings
  • Develops patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes
  • Implements patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses. Documents/reports interventions and patient/family response
  • Collaborates and integrates contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan
  • Develops, coordinates and implements transfer/discharge planning throughout episode of care
  • Implements nursing interventions according to department, division, and/or unit policies, procedures, and protocols to maintain safe environment for patients, visitors and staff. Follows universal precautions

Percent of Time: 60%-90% - 24-36 hours per week
Schedule: Varying shifts, every other weekend, every other holiday
Location: Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
SEIU Pay Plan: https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/seiu-pay-plan
Pay Differentials: Shift differentials for evening, night, and weekend shifts. Premium pay for additional shifts greater than 4 hours. Inpatient differential of $5,000 per year
Benefits Highlights: Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.

https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits

Relocation Assistant available to qualified applicants.

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Education Required
  • An Associate's Degree in Nursing, a Diploma in Nursing, a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Professional Masters of Nursing and Healthcare Practice (MNHP), MSN/Clinical Nurse Leader or a Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN, MA) is required
Experience Required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with patients/families, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal interactions
  • General computer skills are required
Certifications:
  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or Masters Degree in Nursing is highly desired
  • If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in a BSN program is desirable
  • Previous telemetry experience is desired.
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures
Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of14calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Kylie Guy at kylie-arras@uiowa.edu.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Staff Nurse
  • Appointment Type: SEIU
  • Schedule: Part-time
Compensation
  • Pay Level: 52
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Kylie Guy
  • Contact Email: kylie-arras@uiowa.edu



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