RN-New Graduate Residency 2021 ( St. Luke's Hospital)

UnityPoint Health St. Lukes

Requisition ID
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1026 A Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Surgical/3 Center Urology
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Various Shifts Available for All Specialties and Floors
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


The purpose of the New Graduate Nurse is to facilitate the transition from graduate nurse to registered nurse.  The New Graduate Nurse will work beside RN's and work as a team to provide excellent nursing care.  


Key Accountability

·         Attends all mandatory education programs and department-specific education and training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department safety, specific job-related hazards, and regulatory compliance

·         Follows the hospital exposure control plans/blood borne and air born pathogens

·         Attire is professional, neat, clean and appropriate for the work environment

·         Wears proper identification while on duty

·         Maintains confidentiality of all hospital and patient information at all times as observed by peers and management

·         Reports to work on time and meets acceptable standard for attendance

·         Attends the designated requirement of staff meetings and all mandatory meetings, reads and initials minutes as requested for all staff meetings, and participates in committees as requested

90 %

Basic UPH Performance Criteria          

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health FOCUS 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, 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 to team manager.  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.






·         Must have completed an accredited nursing program

·         Must not have passed boards yet

·         BSN program completion preferred



·         Completion of accredited nursing program






·         Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

·         BLS Certification







·         Must be able to meet the competency of unit assigned and also be able to complete orientation requirements

·         Must be able to meet reliable attendance guidelines

·         Must legally perform the essential functions of the job

·         Able to demonstrate the necessary skills and competencies to include medication administration and nursing competencies

·         Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, including the ability to communicate effectively

·         Able to read, write, comprehend and speak English



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





SCOPE:  Position has supervisory responsibilities?  Yes   or No    If yes, complete below.

Number of Employees Supervised (Complete if position has supervisory responsibilities of individuals)






















Budget Control (Complete if position has budget responsibilities)

Annual Operating Budget (including payroll)


Annual Revenue/Sales


Other Scope Measurements

Pertinent to the position, such as number of beds, number of units/departments, number of employees leading, cases per month, etc.












Mental/Cognitive Demands:

(List any special mental and cognitive abilities required by the position in your specific environment) 

·         Handles multiple priorities

·         Independent discretion/decision making

·         Makes appropriate decisions using critical thinking under pressure

·         Manages anger/fear/hostility

·         Manages stress appropriately

·         Works alone effectively

·         Works in close proximity to others and/or in a distracting environment

·         Works with others effectively



Physical Requirements

(Check all that apply if essential to perform job – with or without accommodations)

     Talk/Hear (communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express oneself, exchange information)

     See (defect, determine, perceive, identify, recognize, judge, observe, inspect, estimate, assess)

     Stand or Sit (stationary position)

     Walk (move, traverse)

     Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect, position)

     Climb (stairs/ladders) or Balance (ascent/descent, work stop, traverse)




     Taste/Smell (detect, distinguish, determine)




Lifting Requirements

(Check appropriate category to perform job – with or without accommodations)

     Level 1; Sedentary Work:  Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

     Level 2; Light Work:  Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  Requires walking or standing to a significant degree, pushing or pulling arm or leg controls or maintaining a production rate pace.  Light work requires physical exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work.

     Level 3; Medium Work:  Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

     Level 4; Heavy Work:  Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

     Level 5; Very Heavy Work:  Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of forces occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects. 



Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions

(check all that apply)

     Normal Office Surroundings


     Exposure to Fumes

     Mechanical Hazards

     Exposure to Dust

     Chemical Hazards

     Exposure to Extreme Temperatures

     Electrical Hazards

     Wet and/or Humid

     Radiant Energy Hazards


     Explosives Hazards

     Mists or Gases

     Burn Hazards

Other/Comments:  Exposure to violent or potentially violent patients

Precautions must be followed when working in any health care environment.



OSHA Categories

(Complete this OSHA section for clinical/patient related jobs)

     Category I:  Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

     Category II:  Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur.

     Category III:  Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid, or tissue and as part of their employment, incumbents are not called upon to perform or assist in emergency care or first aid.


Job ID: 74023

Posted 10 days ago

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