Staff Nurse - Stead Family Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinic (Pulmonary)
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service

Job Info

Sign-on incentive: Qualified candidates with a minimum of two years of experience are eligible for a sign-on bonus up to $10,000

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Staff Nurse to perform specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager. This staff nurse assess patients' nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and integrate nursing theory and research into clinical practice. Provide leadership to members of the nursing team in order to maintain patient care standards.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Incorporates scientific, behavioral and humanistic principles for application to clinical practice
  • Utilizes, adheres and supports departmental standards and practice guidelines
  • 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
  • Implements emergency care procedures in potential or actual emergencies according to departmental policies, procedures and protocols
  • Maintains skills/competency related to special equipment, medications, and procedures common to the patient population of the unit/division
  • Evaluates patient's response to multidisciplinary care
  • Uses evaluation data to revise and implement change
  • Assumes accountability for the provision of care for patients
  • Assumes responsibility for care provided by self and other staff members under the nurse's direction
  • Evaluates the quality of nursing care provided by other staff members
  • Participates as a member of the health care team utilizing effective communication skills
  • Participates in the development of unit, division, department and hospital policies, procedures and protocols
  • Contributes to the solutions of staffing issues
  • Contributes to cost containment strategies in unit
  • Participates in projects/committees for enhanced functioning of the unit and supports unit level decision-making
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of an interdisciplinary plan of care
  • Participates in ongoing strategic planning process
  • Participates in the development and implementation of computer applications
  • Performs other projects or tasks as assigned
  • Develops and implements patient/family teaching plan based on identified health education needs and the condition and age of the patient
  • Evaluates and documents effectiveness of patient/family teaching. Revises plan of care
  • Participates in the orientation of new nursing staff and the ongoing education of nursing personnel, as directed by the Nurse Manager or designee
  • Participates in formal and informal teaching with health care students
  • Serves as clinical teaching assistant for senior level nursing students as directed by the Nurse Manager or designee
  • Participates in research utilization activities
  • Integrates research findings into practice
  • Applies quality improvement principals to improve patient outcomes
  • Participates in quality improvement activities
  • Responsible for identification of improvement opportunities
  • Functions as a patient advocate
  • Incorporates the principles of Service Leadership to ensure positive patient/customer relations
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Practices within legal boundaries of the Nurse Practice Act
  • Complies with personnel policies
  • Evaluates and validates performance with Nurse Manager or designee and sets goals for work performance
  • Commits to ongoing learning to maintain and expand own knowledge
  • Participates in professional development activities
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Remains calm and constructive in conflict situations
  • Provides recognition and support for colleagues
  • Incorporates the principles of Service Leadership to ensure positive patient/customer relations
  • Adheres to UIHC policies regarding personal conduct, including: follows established leadership, remaining responsive to instruction and coaching from supervisors and meeting the standards of personal appearance, attendance and punctuality
Percent of Time: 80%
Schedule: 32 hours per week, Days, Monday - Friday, 0830-1700
Location: John Pappajohn Pavilion (JPP)
Rotations: No holidays, no weekends, no call
Salary: $43,538 per year to commensurate
SEIU Pay Plan:

Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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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
  • Ability to communicate complicated information to children and their parents
  • Proven ability to problem solve
  • Proven ability to integrate into a team
  • 1 year of RN experience required
  • 1 year of pediatric nursing experience required
  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire

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 Nursing Recruitment at 319-356-2285.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

  • Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Staff Nurse
  • Appointment Type: SEIU
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Pay Level: 52
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Megan Garton
  • Contact Email:

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