Weekend Option Staff Nurse - Adult Surgery Specialty Unit (2RC) - 60% Days

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Qualified candidates may be eligible for a minimum sign-on incentive of $5,000 based on years of experience!

 

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Staff Nurse (RN) for the Adult Surgery Specialty Unit (2RC). The Adult Surgery Specialty Uni is part of UIHC's Medical Surgical Services (MSS) division. A Staff Nurse will assess patients' nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and integrate nursing theory and research into clinical practice.

 

 

The Surgery Specialty Unit (2 Roy Carver) is a 34-bed surgical unit that provides post-operative care for a variety of patients undergoing complex procedures. Essential to the care of these multidimensional patients is an interdisciplinary team skilled in the areas of post-operative disease processes.

We Provides Care for Patients with the Following Conditions:

  • Solid Organ Transplant
    • Liver
    • Pancreas
    • Kidney
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Vascular
    • Femoral popliteal bypass
    • Carotid endarterectomy
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Bariatrics
    • Laparoscopic gastric sleeve
  • Emergency general surgery
The Surgery Specialty Unit believes it is our responsibility to provide patient centered care that will enable surgical patients and their families to cope with the physiological and psychological aspects of their illness or injury. We believe that exceptional care of the surgical patient embodies excellent clinical skills intertwined with compassionate care to achieve maximum quality of life. 
*Named an MBSAQIP Accredited – Comprehensive Center for bariatric surgery

 

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

  • 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

 

 

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%

Schedule: 24 hours per week, Weekend Days

Location: Roy Carver Pavillion (RCP)

Rotations: Rotating Weekend Holidays

Salary: $31,621 per year to commensurate *This does not include inpatient or shift differentials

SEIU Pay Plan: 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

  

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

  • 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, including proficiency in managing multiple databases including Microsoft Excel
  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire

 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing is highly desired
  • If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in a BSN program is desirable

A resume is required 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 Rob Wall at robert-wall@uiowa.edu.

 

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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