UnityPoint Health Shift Nurse, Pediatrics Home Care (Denver, IA) $5000 Sign on bonus in Waterloo, Iowa

UnityPoint at Home

Pediatric Shift/Visit Nurse - RN or LPN

FTE: .90 (Full-time, 36 hours per week)

Schedule: M-F 3rd shift w/ every other weekend

Case is located in Denver, IA

UnityPoint at Home is looking to hire full-time pediatric home care nurses. These amazing team members make it possible for children to receive the care they need where they are most comfortable. If you have an Iowa nursing license and like working independently while providing one-on-one care and developing relationships with patients and families we want to hear from you! We’ll tell you about our flexible scheduling, shift differential pay, great benefits, advancement opportunities and more.

  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to care plan. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.

  • Consistently utilizes a holistic approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned service area.

  • Provides patient, family, and/or caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and safety issues.

  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation of clinical records.

  • Integrates and coordinates the care of the at-risk population across the healthcare continuum making assessments, planning interventions working closely with providers and overall patient care team.

  • Facilitates the interdisciplinary plan of care to meet multiple service needs as well as promote continuity through elimination of fragmentation of care/service.

  • Communicates clinical status and plans clearly, succinctly and accurately to interdisciplinary home care team, schedulers, team leaders, and physicians.

  • Develops a plan of care appropriate to patient acuity/complexity and specific to the individual needs of the patient.

  • Care is outcome-oriented, reflects measurable progress and goals toward discharge.

  • Serves as patient advocate, educator and as a central source of communication for the patient and their support systems and referral sources.

  • Responsible for coordinating the patient care team in providing quality, cost effective patient care in the care setting.

  • Monitors the patient care process to evaluate and improve care collaborating with providers and other health care workers to provide comprehensive health assessment, treatment and follow up evaluation.

  • Maintains awareness of state and national health care trends and proactively responds with initiatives to enhance provision of care and ensure efficient resource utilization.

  • Schedules referral appointments and distributes patient educational information as directed by provider.

  • Responsible for accurate documentation (ie: care plan, care and utilization of resources to achieve quality outcomes, conferences, discharges, billing, coding).

  • Delivers quality care consistent with Home Health Conditions of Participation, qualifying home care criteria, payor coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care.

  • Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation.

  • Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events.

  • Incorporates technology in practice including appropriate use of point-of- care technology and telehealth as applicable.

  • Assists in the promotion of services and products.

  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance at work.

  • Behaves in a manner consistent with Mission, Vision, Values and Expectations for Excellence.

  • Maintains compliance with OSHA, Accreditation Standards, and Risk Management guidelines.

  • Maintains compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Behaves in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as requested by the Manager /Clinical Coordinator/Team Leader to facilitate smooth and effective operations of the organization.

  • Review and resolve computer informatics prompts after completing an OASIS.

  • Meet or exceed agency established benchmarks, e.g. quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, case mix for OASIS, productivity, and documentation lock down requirements.

  • Achieve certification in Integrated Care Management within 1 year of hire. Certification includes completing the Integrated Care Management formal training session, successfully completing assigned computer based-learning modules within 2 weeks of training, and a competency evaluation. Use the Integrated Care Management philosophy, skills, tools and documentation in clinical practice. Demonstrate competency in selected ICM skills annually.

  • Employee is responsible for completion of communication tasks and activities in a timely manner. This would include, but is not limited to: responding to email, voicemail or telephone messages, promptly, accurately, and professionally; attending staff meetings as scheduled or viewing videotapes of those meetings; asking questions of team members and supervisors when needing clarification about various day-to-day issues or patient needs; and reviewing employee communication pieces, to stay aware of UnityPoint at Home programs and initiatives.


  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses and current license to practice nursing according to the state(s) where service is provided

  • Integrated Care Management (ICM) certification or successful completion of certification within one year of employment.

  • Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement

  • CPR Certification.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements.


  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Licensed Practical Nurses and valid license as Licensed Practical Nurse.

  • CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.

  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

Requisition ID: 2018-49018

Street: 3731 University Ave

Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate

Name: SN Hours- Ext- WL

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F 9:00pm-6:30am, with every other weekend

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org