Assistant Nurse Manager: Medical Surgical Services Division

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 22004607

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking an Assistant Nurse Manager in the Medical Surgical Services Division to provide leadership and management of the nursing team. 

Our medical-surgical services represent the largest number of nursing opportunities, with more than 260 of our 811 beds assigned to medical-surgical care settings. In a recent year, our total acute admissions was just more than 36,000 with more than 230,633 acute patient days of care.

This division is a dynamic and fast paced environment rich with opportunities for learning. We utilize a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that encourages teamwork between physicians, nursing staff, therapy staff, social work and a variety of other consulting disciplines to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients.

In this role, the Assistant Nurse Manager will assist in delivering safe, quality, family-centered patient care in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager. The Assistant Nurse Manager will support members of the nursing team by providing patient care during up to 50% of hours worked. Other tasks include but are not limited to, assisting with staff onboarding/education, ELMS scheduling/payroll, completing audits, coaching/accountability discussions, shared on-call with Assistant Manager and Nurse Manager, and assisting the unit with ongoing Joint Commission readiness.

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.®

UI Hospitals & Clinics was the first hospital in Iowa to be designated a Magnet Hospital (2004) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the first hospital in Iowa to be re-designated multiple times.
Medical-Surgical Services nursing jobs at UI Hospitals & Clinics come with competitive salaries and outstanding benefits. If comprehensive insurance coverage, tuition reimbursement, generous paid vacation/sick/holiday accruals, and an outstanding professional recognition program sound good to you, come join the team!

Percent of Time: 100%
Schedule: 40 hours per week, Primarily Monday - Friday, Flexible hours: 0700 - 1530, or 1500 - 2330, or 2300 - 0730, or 4 10-hour shifts
Rotations: Rotating call, weekends/nights/holidays as needed per leadership responsibility.
Location: UIHC
P&S Pay Plan: 

Education Required:

  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is required


  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with demonstrated skills in leadership/management roles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer software applications (such as Microsoft programs)
  • Demonstrates time management, organization of workload, delegation, and attention to detail
  • Collaborates and develops effective interpersonal relationships with nursing staff, medical staff, interdisciplinary teams, and other hospital departments
  • Demonstrates effective teaching skills for staff and patient education
  • Demonstrates appreciation for diversity with an understanding of the benefits of a diverse workforce 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Clinical experience with patients
  • Knowledge of UIHC policies, procedures and regulations
  • Experience working in large academic medical center
  • Experience working in a union environment
  • Certification in a role or specialty through a nationally recognized professional nursing certification body. (If not currently certified, must seek certification in a role or specialty as soon as eligible to sit for the exam.)

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job Benefits:
  • 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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Application Instructions:

  • Please attach a resume as part of the application process.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
  • For questions or additional information, please contact Kyle Fountain at
  • Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process

Job ID: 82524

Posted about 1 month ago

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