Staff Nurse - Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Healthcare

Job Reference #: 18000374

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 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.


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

  • 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.
  • A high tolerance for negative, potentially violent behavior is required.
  • 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.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

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, contact 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.

Job ID: 67522

Posted 16 days ago

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