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UnityPoint Health Clinic Nurse or CMA -Blank Pediatrics Clinic in Des Moines, Iowa

Performs a variety of clinical duties; responsible for assisting the physician with direct and indirect patient care for kids

0-22 years of age in a Pediatric clinic. Prepares the patient for examination, treatment, diagnostic and laboratory

duties, patient education and minor surgical procedures. Perform other tasks as required, both administrative and


  • Answers questions and provides teaching as appropriate to scope and licensure or as directed by

provider to patients and family members regarding health maintenance and medical illnesses

  • Documents appropriate information in the patient’s electronic chart. Complete patient forms and

requests medical records/correspondence to be scanned into the electronic health record.

  • Schedule referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Complete

appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing

  • Assist provider with patient examination, procedures and emergencies

  • Provide and document advice for home care of illness/condition conducting follow up phone calls

regarding patient’s health and progress as directed by provider.

  • Perform diagnostic tests and laboratory procedures

  • Prepare and assist provider with patient examination, specimen collection, minor surgical procedures

and treatment of the patients, including administration of medication under direct supervision of the

provider as appropriate to scope and licensure

  • Demonstrate knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents

and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately

  • Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with

accountability to take next steps as directed, and as appropriate to scope and licensure.

  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer


  • Demonstrates the ability to meet the department work schedule.


Graduate of an accredited RN nursing program BSN preferred


Previous clinical experience in ambulatory clinic.


A state of Iowa nursing license, nationally accepted medical assistant certification

required. Licenses & Certifications must be maintained. Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire. Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity. Microsoft Office – basic computer skills. Customer/patient focused. Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.


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

Requisition ID: 2021-93549

Street: 1212 Pleasant st

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Posting Minimum: USD $23.28/Hr.

Name: Blank Pediatric Ortho- Meth-PB

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.8

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday-Thursday 7:20am-4:30pm, 32 hours/week

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