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UnityPoint Health Supervisor Nursing Services-P5 Surg/Neuro/Ortho-Methodist in Des Moines, Iowa

Works directly with the Nurse Manager assisting with the day to day operations of the unit utilizing quality, cost effective patient care principles. Supervises, supports and develops unit staff. Consistently utilizes a holistic approach (considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned service area). Supervises and supports the staff to follow the guidelines of Unity Point governing bodies and acts in accordance with DNV Primary Stroke Center guidelines and educational requirements therein.

Provides evening management, leadership and coordination to the areas of Powell 4 and Powell 5. Provide supervision 24 hours a week, work in staffing a minimum of two shifts per schedule, and be in rotation for weekend on-call coverage. Maintains a knowledgeable employee group specializing in the care and treatment of Neuro/Trauma/Orthopedic diagnoses. Supervises, mentors, and continually encourages clinical and professional growth of assigned staff. Leads with the goal to continually achieve patient/family satisfaction and the best outcome for each person served. Coordinates daily processes and patient care with other interdisciplinary team members to improve patient/family satisfaction, patient outcomes, and service excellence.

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.




One year experience as an registered nurse.

Experience in specialty area.


Current Iowa license as a registered nurse.

Current BCLS (CPR)

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


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

Knowledge of basic computer skills.


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

Requisition ID: 2020-85377

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Posting Minimum: USD $30.79/Hr.

Name: Surg/Neuro/Ortho P5- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 40 hours/week with shift variability depending on unit needs

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