Advanced Practice Nurse-Women / Child

UnityPoint Health

Requisition ID
Hidden (25676)
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1100 First Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Nursing Admin/MCN
Scheduled Hours/Shift
40 hours/primarily day shifts, with occasional evening/night hours
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) provides support to the Director and Managers within the division.   Flexibility will be important, as they support work outside of their division, to meet priorities across the organization.  Priorities and focus areas for the APN will come from unit/division leaders, Patient Care Cabinet, and other leaders within the organization.  The APN will maintain clinical competence by providing direct patient care as acuity, staffing and volumes dictate.  The APN will assist, coordinate, and influence nursing practice excellence in the patient care area. The APN acts as a resource person for patient care associates and works cooperatively within the hospital community to coordinate nursing policy and education of staff, maintain standards of care, and performance improvement consistent with the established strategic plan, goals, and objectives for Patient Care Services.



Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at


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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·         Demonstrates clinical leadership as a role model for staff nurses.

·         Builds partnerships that support and promote care coordination and care management strategies.

·         Consults nursing management regarding issues or barriers in delivery of care, staff achievement of competency, system concerns, provider concerns or specific patient care problems.

·         Participates in divisional and hospital shared governance infrastructure.

·         Coordinate and lead hospital-wide patient initiatives as needed.


Clinical Excellence

·         Oversight, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement initiatives and quality metrics.

·         Partners with provider’s and patient care team members to achieve progress towards outcomes.

·         Maintains current knowledge of trends and advances in nursing practice.

·         Uses advanced concepts in nursing processes in the clinical setting.

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



·         Serves as a resource to the nursing staff, as well as to other health care associates based on professional standards of care.

·         Assists with formulation of evidence based nursing policy and procedure.

·         Provides support and resources to the division for on-boarding of new associates.

·         Supports competency development and implementation within the division for nursing and patient care tech staff.  

·         Serves as a resource for other members of the healthcare team, including providers, who are involved with performance improvement tools.



·         Identifies pertinent research questions arising from clinical practice.

·         Facilitates implementation of evidence-based practice or nursing research studies,and translates findings into best nursing practice.

·         Assists with formulation of evidence-based nursing policy and procedure.

·         Reports research findings to appropriate stakeholders.

·         Mentors staff on research process and implementation principles.



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.





·         Completion of an accredited nursing program

·         Master’s degree in nursing or healthcare-related field







·         Three years of clinical experience



·      Three years of leadership experience with evidence of successful change management






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

·         Current BLS certification

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

·      Specialty certification preferred.







·         Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

·         Multicultural sensitivity.

·         Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

·         Customer/patient focused.

·         Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.






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



Job ID: 78396

Posted 8 days ago

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