RN / LPN - Rehabilitation Office (Part-Time)

UnityPoint Health St. Lukes

Requisition ID
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1026 A Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
General Therapy/PMR
Scheduled Hours/Shift
20 Hours Per Week - Part Time
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits


Description of Position:

Provide a “snapshot” or the principal purpose or focus of the position, consisting of no more than three to five sentences.  This summary should provide enough information to differentiate the major function and activities of the position from those of other positions.

Clinic office Nurse completes assigned duties, serves as a vital communication link between the physician(s) and the patients, families, referral sources, physicians’ offices and others. The associate assist the rehabilitation physicians(s) and ARNP’s as needed in the outpatient rehabilitation office.  Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing patient care within an outpatient office setting.  The patients to be served include adolescent, adult, and geriatric population with occasional infant or pediatric patient populations.   In addition, this associate is expected to adhere to and exemplify the St. Luke’s Standards of Excellence and the PMR associate-patient relationship policy. This clinic office nurse can be either licensed as a RN or LPN.




Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).  Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty.  Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.  Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.  Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. 

% of Time


Key Accountability-Clinical excellence-patient care

·         Rooms patients using the EPIC rooming tabs and required elements per Joint Commission and regulations.

  • Implements measures to promote a safe environment for the patient/family.
  • Assists Provider in patient examinations and treatments/procedures by physicians including EMG, spasticity management, initial and recheck evaluations.
  • Draws up botox per physician order for the physician to administer.
  • Administers medications and nursing treatments within scope of practice
  • Refilling of baclofen pumps are done by physician, ARNP, or RN only.
  • Anticipates physician’s need for supplies and instruments prior to and during the course of the examinations
  • Communicates effectively with discharge planners, insurance carriers, physicians, patient, family members and other related parties.

·         Successfully completes the orientation and annual hospital and unit specific competencies

·         Incorporates St. Luke’s Comfort/C.A.R.E. Professional Practice Model in clinic nursing care


50 %

Key Accountability-Care Coordination

·         Utilizes the AVS to communicate changes in medication and plan of care for the clinic patient and assures all clinic patients are given a copy of the AVS.

·         assist in assuring all consent forms are completed, and patient pain contracts completed per protocol

·         schedules test ordered by the physician that may include obtaining pre-authorization from insurance carrier.

·         Participates in working as phone nurse, taking messages off and communicating these to the Provider via EPiC and follows up with the patient with plan.

·         Performs medication pre-authorizations

·         Educates patients to their treatment plan by the Provider. Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

·         Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.




Key Accountability- Leadership and Professional Development

·         Assists in the orientation of new associates by acting as a resource and mentor to associates.  Collaborates with unit leadership, as appropriate.  

·         Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

·         Utilizes evidenced based models of learning.

·         Participates in department and hospital shared governance infrastructure and performance improvement activities.



10 %

Basic UPH Performance Criteria   

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·         Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·         Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·         Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·         Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·         Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·         Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·         Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·         Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·         Have the courage to challenge the status quo.




Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





Graduate of accredited nursing program for RN or LPN








Prefer one (1) year of rehab clinical experience or 1 year of clinic nursing experience and demonstrated clinical efficiency.






•Possess a current Iowa RN or LPN license.

•Previous rehabilitation nursing experience preferred.







·         Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English

·         Multicultural sensitivity

·         Demonstrates proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to perform basic/advanced nursing procedures in the administration of medication therapy and the operation of specialized equipment

·         Ability to complete a basic computer course on the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) through in-hospital training







Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.




Job ID: 72460

Posted 20 days ago

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