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UnityPoint Health Education Specialist RN-Emergency Department in Sioux City, Iowa

Functions as a staff development specialist to analyze learning needs and develop appropriate education plans to meet the needs of the service line and organization. Coordinates, influences, and assists with the integration of research findings into corresponding patient care standards and nursing practice. Serves as a strong mentor and guide, with an emphasis on successful integration of newly hired staff into the organization. Collaborates with nursing leadership and education professionals at a global point of reference to coordinate, influence, and assist with the implementation of nursing care and related nursing activities for inpatient and/or outpatient.

  • Benefits: Medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance and programs to help save for the future, such as 401(k) and Health Savings Account (HAS).

  • Personal Growth & Development: Learning, career opportunities and other experiences that support professional and personal growth.

  • Well-Being: Programs, activities and resources designed to enhance physical, financial and emotional well-being.

  • Recognition: The formal and informal ways to appreciate and celebrate each other.

  • Purpose: The meaningful connection between our daily work, team members, patients and the communities we serve.

Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of “Best outcome every patient every time” through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities.

At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation’s fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream.

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Clinical Excellence/Patient Care - Educator Role

  • Encourages critical thinking and problem solving with team.

  • Develops and evaluates clinical orientation for staff in collaboration with team.

  • Analyzes program evaluations for areas of improvement or opportunities to augment learning.

  • Coordinates and assists in development, implementation, and evaluation of education provided to staff using formal and informal teaching methods.

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care - Coordinator/Facilitator Role

  • Coordinates programs taught within the organization and at the nursing unit level.

  • Serves on committees that plan, identify opportunities, implement solutions or direct service line or organizational initiatives and evaluate post implementation

  • Supports an environment of ongoing learning that empowers others, and supports shared decision making.

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care - Consultant & Researcher Role

  • Assists leadership with integration of new learning into the practice environment.

  • Assists leadership with identification of available internal and external resources (i.e. help chain).

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


  • Must have completed an accredited nursing program and possess a valid nursing license.

  • BSN Preferred


  • 2 years of clinical specialty


  • Current Iowa License to practice as a Registered Nurse

  • BCLS within 90 days

  • ACLS Instructor within 1 year

  • PALS within 6 months

  • TNCC within 1 year

  • CPI within 90 days

  • Must obtain NIHSS education within 90 days of hire and maintain every two years thereafter

  • Completion of eight hours of stroke education prior to the end of orientation and annually

Requisition ID: 2021-90222

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Emergency Admin- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 8a-5p

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