Nursing Assistant - Respiratory/Palliative Care (RSCU)

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Classification Title: Nursing Assistant – Respiratory/Palliative Care (RSCU)

Department: Nursing

Pay Grade: 4 -

Percent of Time: 90%

Schedule Available: 90% Nights: 36 hours per week will be accomplished between the hours of: 11:00 PM to 7:30 AM and 7:00 PM to 7:30 AM.


All external candidate will attend a two-week orientation, which is Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Location: UIHC Main Campus

Rotations: Rotating days off.  Required to work every other weekend.


Staff Type: Merit

Type of Position: Regular


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.®


Position Summary: Under direct supervision of Registered Nurses, performs specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

·         Perform patient personal hygiene such as bathing, toileting, feeding, dressing, grooming and oral care for patients.

·         Assist patients with bedpans, urinals and perineal cleansing.

·         Turn, position and ambulate patients.

·         Take temperature, pulse and blood pressure.

·         Enter daily patient record charting in computer.

·         Perform simple diagnostic/therapeutic procedures (i.e., dressing changes).

·         Clean equipment, patient bedside area and nursing unit.

·         Set up rooms for patient admission.

·         Transport patients by bed, cart or wheelchair.

·         Transport equipment, specimens and supplies.

·         Stock and supply patient rooms and Nursing unit.

·         Perform basic CPR as required.

·         Maintain patient confidentiality.

Aptitudes required in order to perform responsibilities:

·         Work in an environment with conflicting demands and/or priorities and rushed and/or urgent timelines.

·         Manage multiple assignments and provide quick reaction and immediate response to emergencies.

·         Maintain attention to detail over extended period of time and continually be aware of variations in changing situations.

·         Strong communication skills and a tolerance for an active work environment with potential for negative behavior.

·         Work well with all levels and types of people.


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 Nursing Recruitment at 319-356-2285.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.


Ability to read, write and follow instructions.

Preferred candidates will possess: Direct patient-care experience, strong communication skills, and be a Certified Nursing Assistant.

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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