Staff Nurse

University of Iowa Health Care

Job Reference #: 20003348

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Radiology - IR is seeking a Staff Nurse to assess patients' nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and integrate nursing theory and research into clinical practice.   Provide leadership to members of the nursing team to maintain patient care standards.

Duties

  • Applies nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health and illness.
  • Assesses patient health care preferences and expectations.
  • Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across settings.
  • Provide pre, intra- and post procedure nursing care (assessment, monitoring, intervention and education) related to diagnostic and interventional procedures.
  • Assist in the collection of arterial and venous blood samples.
  • Procedural sedation including administering medication, patient monitoring, patient transport, recovery, provide patient and family education training, and patient follow up information.
  • Prepare daily patient workup for next day scheduled patients.
  • Accurately complete, document, and file required daily/nightly/monthly equipment checks and audits. 
  • Is a resource for the other modalities within Radiology as needed.    
  • Implements patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses. Documents/reports interventions and patient/family response/education.

 

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required of individuals performing this job.  

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives. ®

Percent of Time: 80-90%

Schedule: 

  • Primarily 8-hour day shifts between hours of 7:00 AM and 7:30 PM (M-F). 
  • May be required to fill in on evening shift until 9:00 PM to meet staffing needs with holiday/weekend on-call rotation

Educational Requirements:

  • An Associate degree in Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, or master’s degree in Nursing (MNHP or MSN).

Experience Requirements:

  • 1 year of current nursing experience or recent nursing graduate within last 6 months.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and limited resources.
  • Demonstration of strong organizational skills and time management.
  • Demonstrated competency in conscious sedation administration, patient management, recovery, and EKG interpretation.

Certification Requirements:

  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa
  • BLS Certification
  • ACLS Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience with procedural sedation.
  • Demonstrated competency in conscious sedation administration, patient management, recovery, and EKG interpretation.
  • Critical care nursing experience
  • Professional nursing certification.

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Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Job ID: 71819

Posted 26 days ago

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