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Staff Nurse - Patient Services, Department of Pathology

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Pathology is seeking a Staff Nurse to provide specialized care to patients in a highly regulated environment. Perform work that involves numerous steps and techniques that require the use of professional judgment. Operate cell separators and other equipment while caring for patients undergoing apheresis procedures. Provide care to patients with varying levels of acuity and age, ranging from outpatients to highly acute inpatients. Supervise designated laboratory staff as directed.

Position Responsibilities
  • Performs therapeutic phlebotomy for patients.

  • Performs therapeutic apheresis procedures and assists in the development of the patient care plan.

  • Reviews and/or participates in quality control and preventive maintenance of equipment.

  • Performs nursing functions in the patient services area as assigned.

  • Draws laboratory samples as required.
  • Performs record keeping and data collection using manual and computer methods.

  • Reviews and revises policies/procedures, as well as developing new protocols when directed.

  • Provides training as directed.
  • Maintains an inventory of supplies.
  • Performs other projects and tasks as assigned.

  • Tele recruitment of Blood Donors.
  • On-call activities.


The Department of Pathology is part of UI Health Care, a comprehensive health sciences center that serves Iowa and the region, as well as patients referred from the United States and overseas. We are proud of our reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research. There is a long history of accomplishments in this storied department and we aim to build on this rich history toward continued excellence in the future. All these accomplishments are the fruits of the efforts of the faculty and staff in the department, who approach our mission with singular dedication, and the rich environment of UI Health Care that nurtures such success. https://medicine.uiowa.edu/pathology/


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. In 2018-19 seven of our adult care specialties were ranked among the nation’s best, including otolaryngology (3rd), ophthalmology (7th), orthopedics (14th), cancer (18th), urology (34th), pulmonology (39th), and gynecology (50th).


The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.


Pay Grade 6:  https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/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


The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/fpsm.


Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8- or 10-hour shifts, primarily between 7:00 am and 5:30 pm

Rotations: Rotating weeknight and weekend/holiday on-call

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 Requirements

  • Current license to practice professional nursing in Iowa.

  • 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.
  • Proven capacity to function with a high degree of autonomy while actively collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Excellent organization skills and ability to multi-task.


 Desirable Qualifications

  • 1-3 years acute care nursing experience.
  • Previous experience using electronic medical records.

  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures.

  • Experience working in a blood donor or apheresis center.

  • Experience using highly specialized medical equipment.


Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a cover letter and resume/CV (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.


Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on October 31, 2019.


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check, credential check, and must complete a health screening. Successful candidates should be prepared to provide 5 professional references upon request. 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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