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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a full-time (100%) Staff Nurse for the AirCare program to assess patients' nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and integrate nursing theory and research into clinical practice. Additionally, the AirCare Staff Nurse will provide leadership to members of the nursing team in order to maintain patient care standards. 

*Position based out of Dubuque, IA

Duties include:
  • 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.
  • Implements emergency care procedures in potential or actual emergencies according to departmental policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Maintains skills/competency related to special equipment, medications, and procedures common to the patient population of the unit/division.
  • Utilizes, adheres and supports departmental standards and practice guidelines.
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 Time: 100%
Schedule: Rotating 12 hour D/N and 24 hour shifts. Weekend/holiday requirements. 
Location: Dubuque, Iowa 

Education Requirement:
  • 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.
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or Masters Degree in Nursing preferred.
Experience Requirement:
  • Minimum of 3 years providing direct nursing care in ICU or Emergency Department. 
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with patients/families, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal interactions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. 
  • General computer skills are required.

Certification/Licensure Requirement:

  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa required by date of hire.
  • Ability to obtain Illinois nursing license within six (6) months of hire.
  • CCRN, RFRN, or CEN certification required within two (2) years of hire. 
  • NRP, PALS, ACLS, and BCLS certification or ability to obtain within six (6) months of hire.
Desired Qualifications:
  • One (1) year Flight Nurse experience.
  • If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in a BSN program.
  • Previous experience providing neonate transport direct nursing care.
  • Previous experience providing direct nursing care on an inpatient unit or recent completion of a nursing inpatient internship.
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures.

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.


Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on June 4, 2020. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

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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