Staff Nurse - Medical Observation (7JPP) - 90% Nights at University of Iowa

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Iowa City, Iowa





Job Description:

Qualified candidates may be eligible for a minimum sign-on incentive of $5,000 based on years of experience!



The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Staff Nurse (RN) for the Medical Observation Unit (7JPP). The Medical Observation Unit is part of UIHC's Medical Surgical Services (MSS) division.

7JPP, or Medical Observation, is a 16-bed unit serving as part of UIHC's Medical Surgical Services (MSS) division. 7JPP sees a diverse patient population including medical observation, family medicine observation and recovery patients from interventional radiology. We rely on teamwork to give patients safe, high quality and compassionate care. As nursing staff, you will work with the medical observation physician and advanced practice provider team to meet our patient's healthcare needs. Patient diagnoses frequently treated on medical observation include but are not limited to chest pain, abdominal pain, back pain, and syncope. Diagnoses commonly seen from interventional radiology involve chemotherapy embolization, microwave ablation, Thera spheres procedure, pneumothorax with chest tube insertion, and PEG placement.

A Staff Nurse will assess patients' nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and integrate nursing theory and research into clinical practice.

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.
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.®



Percent of Time: 90%

Schedule: 36 hours per week, Night shifts
Location: Pappajohn Pavilion (JPP)
Rotations: Rotating weekend and holiday hours
Salary: $47,431 per year to commensurate *This does not include inpatient or shift differentials
SEIU Pay Plan: https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/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, including proficiency in managing multiple databases including Microsoft Excel
  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire



Desirable Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing is highly desired
  • If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in a BSN program is desirable


A resume is required as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14calendar 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 Rob Wall, robert-wall@uiowa.edu.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.


Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Staff Nurse
  • Appointment Type: SEIU
  • Schedule: Part-time
Compensation
  • Pay Level: 52
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Rob Wall
  • Contact Email: robert-wall@uiowa.edu

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