RN Lead-Digestive Health Center

UnityPoint Health St. Lukes

Requisition ID
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1026 A Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Endoscopy/Digestive Center
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Full Time Monday Thru Friday (May require CALL)
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 Lead RN provides front-line leadership support as part of the unit management team, at a staff level position. The Lead RN supports the Nurse Manager in their responsibility for the development, implementation and evaluation of care provided on the patient care department, consistent with the established strategic plan, goals and objectives for Patient Care Services. The Lead RN serves as a clinical resource to other healthcare team members in the designated department.



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.

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Clinical Excellence

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

·         Serves as a resource in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care in the clinical department.

·         Demonstrates flexibility and self-direction in meeting patient and department needs by responding as a team player.

·         May assume a patient care assignment based on department needs.

·         Incorporates the St. Luke’s Hospital’s Comfort/C.A.R.E. Professional Practice Model into their daily nursing practice.




·         Assists in creating a positive work environment that contributes to safety and positive clinical outcomes.

·         Supports recruitment and retention of staff to assure an adequate workforce for clinical care.

·         Assists in orientation for new staff and student interns by serving as a resource and mentor. Serves in a preceptor role, as appropriate.

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

·         Follows up on patient concerns in the absence of the Nurse Manager. Notifies Nurse Manager or appropriate designee of any concerns that have the potential to escalate or lead to Risk Management concerns.

·         If serving in a charge RN role, evaluates daily staffing needs. Collaborates with the leadership team to facilitate adjustments that meet the department needs.

·         Maintains concurrent department records/documentation for staff development and competencies, as required.




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.

·         Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.

·         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.





·         Successful completion of an accredited nursing program

·         BSN






·         Two years of clinical experience in a clinical setting

·         Recognized knowledge and expertise in caring for specific patient populations






·         Current RN licensure in the State of Iowa or compact state

·         Maintain current BLS certification

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

·         Specialty certification






·         Writes, reads, speaks, and comprehends fluent English

·         Ability to participate in a multidisciplinary team

·         Must be able to complete basic computer course through in-hospital training; develops and maintains necessary computer skills including Word and Excel.

·         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.

·         Demonstrates skill, organization, and efficiency in performing required patient care activities.

·         Must possess knowledge of performance improvement and quality standards.





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



Job ID: 76012

Posted 11 days ago

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