UnityPoint Health RN Acute-Intensive Care Unit-Methodist in Des Moines, Iowa
Provides care for Critically ill patients in a 36 bed mixed critical care unit in a level 1 critical care unit. RN is primary care giver for patients including but not limited to: trauma, open heart, renal, cardiac, pulmonary, general surgery, sepsis and general medical.
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health with in the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.
Acts in accordance with DNV Primary Stroke Center guidelines and educational requirements therein.
Functions in accordance with the Iowa Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses (Iowa Administrative Code 655, Chapter 6, & 6.2) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Practice (ANA, 2010). 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.
Graduate of accredited nursing program, BSN is preferred. Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Completion of Essential of Critical Care Orientation with a score of 80% or greater in each section within 6 months of hire. A Needs Assessment is offered for experienced Critical Care Nurses and a score of 80% or greater for each section is required. Experience is preferred. A nursing graduate may be considered for hire. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa. BCLS certification is required, ACLS certification within 6 months of hire is required. TNCC/TCAR certification within 12 months of hire is required. Certification in Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) is encouraged. Other information: Current Iowa License to practice as a RN. BSN preferred. Dept of Labor Level III (Medium) Work. Candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment strength and agility test at Medium Level of Work.
Requisition ID: 2019-63421
Street: 1200 Pleasant St
Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Name: Intensive Care Unit- Meth
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.6
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: 2 12 hour shifts/ days
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org