UnityPoint Health RN Acute-N6 General Surgery-Methodist in Des Moines, Iowa
Provides nursing care for patients on a 25 bed Med/Surg unit. Patient population includes includes post op care for patients having major abdominal surgeries including colorectal, esophageal, liver, and pancreas surgeries. Center of Excellence for Bariatric Weight Loss surgery.
Provides and coordinates nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process.
Completes documentation to assure an accurate record of patient’s care.
Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.
Collaborates with physicians and other professionals in planning and implementing care within hospital policy and legal limitations.
Assesses needs of patients and families, provides appropriate teaching to facilitate discharge planning, and makes the necessary referrals to community agencies to provide continuity of care.
Utilizes a holistic approach (considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned service area.
Demonstrates initiative to improve quality of care, patient and employee safety, and customer service.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or IA Board of Nursing approved nursing program. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred.
Qualifications: Current active Iowa License to practice as a Registered Nurse. Minimum of six months RN experience.
Department of Labor Level III (Medium) Work. Candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment strength and agility test at Medium Level of Work.
*PLEASE NOTE: All newly licensed RNs with less than six months of RN experience and who are interested in this department or any other Acute RN role within UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, are encouraged and required to participate in the RN Residency program. Newly licensed nurses must apply for the Registered Nurse Residency position.
For more information about the program and upcoming cohort dates, please go to https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/nurse-residency-program.aspx
Requisition ID: 2021-92685
Street: 1200 Pleasant St
Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Name: Med/Surg N6- Meth
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: Nights: 7p-730a with every third weekend and every other holiday - 36 hours/week
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org