Neuropsychiatric Unit (2JPW)

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Healthcare

Job Reference #: 18000774

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 three-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. 

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

Education Requirement:
  • 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. 
  • Tolerance for active work environment with potential for violence and/or negative behavior is 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 RN mental health or healthcare experience is desirable. Knowledge of University policies and procedures is desired.

Job ID: 65783

Posted 23 days ago

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