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Staff Nurse - Pediatric SWOT (SERVICE WITHOUT TERRITORY) & Resource E (NICU/PICU Float)

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19001515 Requisition #

Classification Title: Staff Nurse – Pediatric SWOT (SERVICE WITHOUT TERRITORY) & Resource E (NICU/PICU Float)

Department: Nursing Service

Salary: $52,701.00 to commensurate *This does not include shift or inpatient differentials

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: 100%: 40 hours per week, D/N Rotating shifts, Monday-Friday, 12 hour shifts, 1 Summer & 1 Winter Holiday. Coverage includes rotating between SWOT & Resource E (NICU/PICU Float).

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


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.®


Basic Function and Responsibility

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


Supervision and evaluation will be from the House Operations Manager.  Clinical oversight and direction will also be provided by the Pediatric Vascular Access Nursing Practice Leader.

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.


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

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

  • PALS certified (current or within one year)
  • Clinical certification in either CCRN, CPN, neonatal care, or other related filed within 18 months
  • Minimum two years acute pediatric inpatient or neonatal/pediatric ICU experience within last three years
  • Pediatric venipuncture expertise
  • Strong prioritization, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Autonomous, approachable, reliable, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, self-directed, positive collaborator, reliable, and promotes teamwork
  • Skilled in staff education and mentoring (e.g., preceptor)


  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire.

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.

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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