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UnityPoint Health RN-Blank Westridge Elementary in West Des Moines, Iowa

Successfully functions as a Registered Nurse as defined in Iowa Nursing Regulations and Practice Act. Provides nursing care for patients and families and maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health Des Moines within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers. Successful performance contributes to a holistic approach to the delivery of services, quality patient/family care, and a high level of satisfaction from patients and families. In conjunction with Director of Advocacy and Outreach, plans, directs, facilitates, and evaluates school nursing services provided.

+ + Works with families, physicians, and West Des Moines Community Schools.

  • Uses the nursing process to promote positive health and development of students

  • Assures all program-required health screenings are conducted.

  • Provides direct nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process including pertinent and appropriate documentation.

  • Exerts independent judgment, and maintains responsibility for the condition of assigned patients.

  • Assures compliance with State mandated health requirements for school entry.

  • Implements procedures for prevention of communicable diseases in the schools and alerts staff and parents/ guardians to health trends and issues.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Graduate of accredited nursing program.

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

BSN Preferred


One year nursing experience required.

Pediatric nursing experience preferred.

Two years nursing experiece and/or previous school nursing experience preferred.


Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa.


Multicultural sensitivity

Microsoft Office-basic computer skills

Customer/Patient focus

Critical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisions

Must be able to communicate effectively with people of diverse professional, educational, and diverse lifestyle backgrounds


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2021-91632

Street: 5500 EP True Pkwy

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Posting Minimum: USD $25.02/Hr.

Name: Blank Clinic WDM Schools- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.4

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Thursday and Fridays 8:15am-4:15pm (school calendar)

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