Nurse Clinician - Care Coordination

Patient Care Providers
21002921 Requisition #

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Care Coordination Division is seeking a Nurse Clinician to function as a clinical nurse expert within the Medical Surgical Services Units and care coordinator for the assigned patient population facilitating seamless transitions across the continuum of care. The nurse functions as an administrative and clinical liaison for individuals to optimize quality health care delivery using clinical assessment/screening tools, education reinforcement, follow-up on the plan of care recommendations and guiding the utilization of cost-effective resources. This position will manage a specified population and work closely with other care coordinators during transitions of care as well as other interdisciplinary team members across the Continuum of Care. 

Duties to Include:

  • Collaborate with nursing staff and other health care professionals in the development and review of standards and in planning, implementing and evaluating patient care for a specific patient population. Communicate with physicians and members of the health care team directing patient care.

  • Provide direct nursing care, facilitate continuity of care and follow universal precautions. Coordinate and facilitate patient care between multiple disciplines including home health agencies, referring physicians and other community support services.  Coordinate patient care to better utilize supportive services through patient visit and possible admission, pre-schedules testing, follows up with test results to both patient and physician, obtains medical history, coordinates follow up visit appointment, provides medication, rehabilitation teaching, etc. 

  • Serve as a clinical resource or consultant for specific patient population. Participate in development and implementation of managed care programs for a specific patient population.

  • Provide leadership for direct patient care programs in area of specialization collaborating with unit-based nurse management team(s).  Participate in the ongoing implementation of current regulatory standards in order to meet state and national agency accreditation.

  • Design and implement patient/family health education activities for the patient population.  Serve as an educational and clinical resource to patient/family/staff. Support the implementation and evaluation of staff education and orientation programs. Facilitate the educational experience for health care students and monitor the care delivered.

  • Incorporate the role of patient care provider, advocate (patient, family, and health care professional), consultant, educator, researcher and quality manager.

  • Use relevant nursing research to improve clinical practice and investigate nursing care problems.

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.®

Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.

Percent of Time: 100%
Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8 hour shifts primarily between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.  Some weekends and holidays

 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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Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume and cover letter (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 14 calendar days. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.


Required Qualifications

  • A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing
  • Reasonable (1-3 years) nursing experience
  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa
  • Demonstrated expertise in specific clinical area of practice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Two years recent adult medical/surgical inpatient experience, including care coordination
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated expertise with adult patient/family discharge planning process
  • Experience working with an interdisciplinary team


 Desirable Qualifications

  • Previous case management experience is desired
  • Certification in case management is desired
  • Previous experience with EPIC is desired

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, 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.

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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