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Staff Nurse - Medical Observation (7JPP)

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STAFF NURSE - 7JPP / Medical Observation UNIT


Classification Title: Staff Nurse

Department: Nursing

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

Percent of Time: 60%-100%

Staff Type: Professional & Scientific

Type of Position: Regular

Position Summary:The Medical Observation Unit is an inpatient unit that serves a variety of patients. The unit is designed to provide high quality, personalized care for patients.  We are pleased that we are able to provide our patients with private rooms, granting them the quite atmosphere to rest and heal. The patients we care for on this unit include diseases and disorders from the following body systems but are not limited to:











The patient population for this unit is diverse, including patients with


• Abdominal pain

•Back pain

•Chest pain




Outpatient procedure patients recover here as well, and the average length of stay is less than 48 hours.

In addition to clinical management, great focus is placed on comprehensive patient education and discharge teaching.


We use a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that is patient centered and encourages teamwork between nursing staff, physicians, therapy teams, social work, care coordination, and pharmacists. 


Positions available at this time include:

  • 60%-100% Rotating shifts, 8 & 12 hour shifts, rotating days off and 48 hours of weekend time in a 6 week schedule.


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

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 Nursing Recruitment at 319-356-2285.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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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