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Staff Nurse - Adult Surgical Specialty Unit (2RC)

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Classification Title: Staff Nurse – Adult Surgical Specialty Unit

Department: Nursing Service

Salary: $52,701 to commensurate *This does not include inpatient or shift differentials

Percent of Time: 50% – 100%

Schedule: 90% - 36 hours per week.  Day/Night rotating shifts, 12-hour shifts, rotating days off, every other weekend.  

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


Staff Type: Professional & Scientific

Type of Position: Regular



Staff Nurse positions will vary between 50 - 100%, with varying shifts 


Positions available at this time include:

  • 90% - Day/Night shifts, 8 & 12 hour shifts, rotating days off and 48 hours of weekend time in a 6 week schedule.
  • 90% - Night shifts, 8 & 12 hour shifts, rotating days off and 48 hours of weekend time in a 6 week schedule.

Adult Surgery Specialty Unit (2 RC)

The Surgery Specialty Unit (2 Roy Carver) is a 34-bed surgical unit that provides post-operative care for a variety of patients undergoing complex procedures. Essential to the care of these multidimensional patients is an interdisciplinary team skilled in the areas of post-operative disease processes. 2 Roy Carver provides care for patients with the following conditions:

· Digestive Diseases (Celiac, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diverticulitis)

· Bariatrics (Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve)

· Trauma

· Solid organ transplant (Liver, Pancreas, Kidney)

· Vascular (Femoral Popliteal Bypass, Carotid Endarterectomy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm)

· Emergency General Surgery

The Surgery Specialty Unit believes it is our responsibility to provide patient centered care that will enable surgical patients and their families to cope with the physiological and psychological aspects of their illness or injury. We believe that exceptional care of the surgical patient embodies excellent clinical skills intertwined with compassionate care to achieve maximum quality of life. 

*Named an MBSAQIP Accredited – Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery


Become one of Iowa's best Nurses - join the Nursing team at Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic (UIHC). As a three-time winner of the Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program ®, UIHC offers you the opportunity to advance your nursing skills. Work in an environment where your co-workers are committed to excellence, education, and innovation. We are dedicated to providing evidence based, family-centered care while working and learning with a full interdisciplinary team.

Characteristic Duties of our Staff Nurses include but are not limited to:

  • 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.
  • Develops patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
  • Implements patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses. Documents/reports interventions and patient/family response.
  • Collaborates and integrates contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements transfer/discharge planning throughout episode of care.
  • Implements nursing interventions according to department, division, and/or unit policies, procedures, and protocols to maintain safe environment for patients, visitors and staff.
  • Follows universal precautions.

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

  • An Associate’s Degree in Nursing, a Diploma in Nursing, a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Professional Masters of Nursing and Healthcare Practice (MNHP), MSN/Clinical Nurse Leader or a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN, MA) is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with patients/families, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal interactions.
  • General computer skills are required.
  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire.
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or Master’s Degree in Nursing is highly desired.
  • If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in a BSN program is desirable.
  • Previous RN inpatient experience or recent internship on an inpatient unit is desired.
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures 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 fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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