Staff Nurse - Children's and Women's Services SWOT (SERVICE WITHOUT TERRITORY)

24002837 Requisition #

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Staff Nurse to perform specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care under the direct supervision of the Nurse Manager. 

The Pediatric SWOT Nurse, under limited supervision, provides transient nursing care interventions to support essential patient care including peripheral vascular access and other critical patient care functions to enhance delivery of quality, safe, and efficient patient care throughout University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.


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

  • Clinical nursing resource to the Children’s Hospital staff
  •  Completes multiple transient assignments as directed by House Operations Manager (including Emergency Department and Burn)
  •  Pediatric and Neonatal vascular access:
    • Provides venipuncture for lab draw and IV insertion with additional training in ultrasound guided venipuncture
    • Infiltration/Extravasation intervention
    • Port Access and central line medication administration and lab draw
    • Clinical resource for central line complications including providing temporary line repair
  •        Participates in or supports Code Blue and Rapid Response activations
  •        Assists with admissions, transfers, and discharges
  •        Provides short-term patient care support during unexpected changes in staffing such as during unexpected admissions or changes in patient acuity
  •        Transport of patients, including those requiring mechanical ventilation, to procedures, or other locations
  •        Resource to staff on complex nursing interventions
  •        Rounding on units to provide just in time patient care support
  •        Role model new initiatives and enhance compliance
  •        Other procedural and staffing needs as directed by the HOM



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: 60%
24 hours per week, day and night rotating
Location: UIHC Main Campus
Rotations: Rotating weekends, one summer and one winter holiday
Salary: $32,653.00 per year to commensurate  *This does not include inpatient or shift differentials
SEIU Pay Plan:

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
  • For more information about Why Iowa?, click here

Education Required

  • 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


Experience Required

  • Minimum two years recent (within the last three years) acute pediatric inpatient and/or neonatal/pediatric ICU experience within last three years
  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire
  • Pediatric venipuncture expertise
  • Strong prioritization, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Autonomous, approachable, reliable, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, self-directed, positive collaborator, reliable, and promotes teamwork
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Skilled in staff education and mentoring (e.g., preceptor)



  • PALS certified (current or within one year)
  • Clinical certification in either CCRN, CPN, neonatal care , or other related field within 18 months.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or Masters Degree in Nursing is highly desired
  • If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in a BSN program is desirable
  • Knowledge of University policies and procedures is desired


Please attach a resume as part of the application process.  Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 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 Megan Garton at

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification.


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

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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