RN Lead- Night / Weekend Resource Nurse

UnityPoint Health St. Lukes

Requisition ID
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1026 A Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Staff Development
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full 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.

The role of the Night/Weekend Resource Nurse is to support and develop new graduate nurses on the night shift during their first year as a nurse. Responsibilities include: round on all first year nurses each night shift, respond to requests from participating nurses for emergent or high risk procedures, mentor and provide support to new nurses in their work environment,  provide real time education to new nurses, evaluate new nurse performance, and communicate with department leadership and professional practice on opportunities to enhance onboarding experiences.


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


Team Member Development

·         Assist with competency training to ensure staff development needs for new nurses are met.

·         Serves as a resource in the assessment planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care provided by new nursing staff.

·         Supports new nurses with development of professional skills, work efficiency, and documentation in EMR.

·         Provides coaching at the elbow to new nurses on key nursing initiatives (ie IPASS, whiteboards, etc).

·         Serves as a role model in creating a positive work environment that contributes to safety and positive clinical outcomes.

·         Debrief new nurses after critical events.  

·         Evaluates new nurse’s performance and collaborates with department nursing leadership with feedback in areas for improvement. 


Patient Care- Clinical

·         Develops and implements an individualized care plan according to current standards of nursing practice, evidence based practice and hospital protocol/ procedures.

·         Integrates patients and family teaching throughout the hospitalization related to the care plan.

·         Administers medication and nursing treatments within scope of practice.

·         Performs admission and shift assessments per specific departmental standards. Utilizes physical assessment data, diagnostic data (lab, radiology, diagnostic testing), pharmacological information and patient/family perceptions in formulating nursing diagnosis related to focus problem areas and identifying goals of care.

·         Real time Electronic Medical Record (EMR) documentation is done in accordance with hospital and unit policies.

·         Demonstrates knowledge of the profound and prolonged impact of disability and chronic illness on an individual’s developmental, physical, social, emotional, spiritual, economic, vocational, and leisure status.

·         Integrates the interdisciplinary approach to individualized treatment plan.

·         Maintains comfort, supports human functions and responses, and maintains an environment conducive to wellbeing utilizing the CARE delivery model.

·         Incorporates the interdisciplinary treatment plan into the plan of care.

·         Evaluates the outcomes of both the nursing care and interdisciplinary treatment plan.

·         Partners with other patient care team members to achieve patient’s progress towards outcomes identified in both the plan of care and the interdisciplinary treatment plan.

·         Effectively delegates tasks and responsibilities to other members of the healthcare team and assumes responsibility for follow-up.

30 %

Effective Communication

·         Builds trusting, collaborative relationships with team member’s peers, providers, and nursing leadership to advance new team member professional development.

·         Supports and empowers new team members to act with appropriate responsibility for the work processes and environment.

·         Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills with patients, families and members of the healthcare team. Verbal communication is clear and precise. Written communication is legible and done in a timely manner.

·         Demonstrates ability to coach and mentor team members.


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, CARF, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education, departmental staff meetings 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.





·         Must have successfully completed an accredited nursing program

·         BSN degree





·         At least 3 years of direct patient care in medical /surgical or critical care area.

·         Previous experience as a preceptor or education experience.

·         Previous charge nurse experience.





·         Must possess current RN Licensure in the state of Iowa or compact state.

·         Obtain/Maintain current BLS certification.

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

·         Specialty certification






·         Reads, writes, comprehends and speaks fluent English

·         Must be proficient in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) documentation.

·         Ability to direct others and exercise judgement in problem solving scenarios.

·         Possess a comprehensive knowledge of general nursing theory and practice and expanded knowledge of current clinical and specialized patient care concepts.

·         Microsoft Office- basic computer skills


·         Demonstrates ability to work autonomously with good time management.

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


Job ID: 74315

Posted 20 days ago

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