Licensed Practical Nurse - Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Clinic (50%) ($3,000 Sign On Incentive - For Hires New to UI)

23001843 Requisition #

All new and former applicants who accept an offer on or before May 15, 2023, and begin employment within 90 days of offer, will receive a limited time incentive of $3,000. Current UI employees are not eligible.


The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a 50% Licensed Practical Nurse to work for the Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Clinic.

Duties to include:

  • Provides nursing care under the supervision of a registered professional nurse.

  • Assist with pre-operative education for otolaryngology surgical patient populations from pediatrics to adult.

  • Participates in the development of nursing care plans and in the implementation of therapeutic program for patients.

  • Assist in clinic with MA & MD staff weekly clinics

  • Assist with minor procedures in clinic, minor room and surgicenter procedures.

  • In less complex situations, may assume responsibility for directing and supervising assigned nursing personnel. In more complex situations, performs as an assistant to the registered professional nurse.

  • Assist with telephone triage 1-2 times weekly. 

  • Performs patient care related to vital signs, lab draws, setting up and assisting with minor procedures, in-clinic treatments, point of care testing and other duties as assigned.

  • Provides psychological support to the patient and family based on assessed needs.

  • Other duties as assigned.


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: 50%

Schedule: In 2 week pay period (3) 8 hour days alternating with (2) 8 hour days. 8:00-16:30 subject to change due to clinic schedule. 

Location: UIHC Main Campus 

Pay Grade: 11


WE CARE Core Values: 

  • Welcoming - We strive for an environment where everyone has a voice that is heard, that promotes the dignity of our patients, trainees, and employees, and allows all to thrive in their health, work, research, and education.

  • Excellence - We aim to achieve and deliver our personal and collective best in the pursuit of quality and accessible healthcare, education, and research.

  • Collaboration - We encourage collaboration with healthcare systems, providers, and communities across Iowa and the region, as well as within our UI community. We believe teamwork - guided by compassion - is the best way to work.

  • Accountability - We behave ethically, act with fairness and integrity, take responsibility for our own actions, and respond when errors in behavior or judgment occur.

  • Respect - We are committed to ensuring that UI Health Care is an inclusive environment where individuals from the full spectrum of diversity – which includes identity, backgrounds, cultures, ability, and perspective –feel safe, seen, and valued.

  •  Equity - We dedicate ourselves to equity and fairness in research, health care, education and health.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with the Iowa Board of Nursing, or eligible for temporary work permit. Responsible to take the required continuing education hours to maintain a valid LPN certification.

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification 

Desired Qualifications

  • 1-2 years of otolaryngology experience

  • Medical Terminology

  • Public Contact/Customer Service


In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 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

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. 

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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