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Staff Nurse - Emergency Medicine at University of Iowa

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Job Description:

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. ®

Become one of Iowa's best Nurses - join the Nursing team at Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic (UIHC). As a four-time winner of the Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program®, UIHC offers you the opportunity to advance your nursing skills. Work in an environment where your co-workers are committed to excellence, education, and innovation. We are dedicated to providing evidence based, family-centered care while working and learning with a full interdisciplinary team.

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.
• 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.
• Utilizes, adheres and supports departmental standards and practice guidelines.

Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar 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 Emergency Medicine HR at .

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

References: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process. Position Qualifications:

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 Requirements
• Minimum of one year ED or critical care nursing experience, or a minimum of two years RN inpatient telemetry or medical/surgical experience and/or completion of a senior internship in a level 1, 2, or 3 ED or ICU (within the last two years).
• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage critically-ill patient population within highly functioning unit/department.
• Proven capacity to function with a high degree of autonomy while actively collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team.
• Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with patients/families, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal interactions.
• Successful history in building/facilitating interpersonal relationships involving patients, families, colleagues, and student-learners.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• General proficiency with computers.

Desirable Qualifications
• One year of RN PICU or NICU experience (within the last 6 months).
• Minimum of three years of ED or critical care experience (within the last 6 months).
• Experience in pediatric emergency nursing care.
• Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
• Experience utilizing electronic medical records.
Licensure and Certifications Required
• License to practice nursing in the state of Iowa required by date of hire.