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UnityPoint Health Supervisor Nursing Services-PACU-Methodist in Des Moines, Iowa

Assists in managing the day to day operations of Iowa Methodist Hospital PACU y utilizing quality, cost effective patient care principles.  Provides support and direction to the  team. Supervises, supports and develops unit staff.   As a member of the Surgical Services team assists in providing  nursing care to the surgical/procedural patient in PACU at Iowa Methodist Hospital serving pediatrics through geriatrics.

  • Integrates the UnityPoint Health Des Moines Nursing Expectations of Performance in all aspects of care delivery and professional practice.  

  • Manages daily operations of patient care. Contributes to the maintenance of high quality, cost effective services consistent with the needs of the users and the hospital’s budgetary guidelines.   

  • Provides clinical leadership by directing, coordinating and delegating patient care in an organized manner, allowing for flexibility.  

  • Acts as an interdepartmental liaison promoting effective multidisciplinary team work and positive interpersonal relations.  

  • Collaborates with physicians and other health care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes.   

  • Remains competent and available to participate in patient care pertinent to clinical specialty.   

  • Demonstrates personal and professional growth and promotes the same among team members.  

  • Exhibits discretion and sound judgment in all aspects of the job.  

  • Maintains awareness of applicable laws and/or regulations affecting patient care.  Remains current on law/regulation changes, recognizes implications to the organization and recommends courses of action to ensure compliance.  

  • Assists in the development of policy/procedure and guidelines for safe, efficient operation of the department as needed. 

  • Assists in developing annual budget, and takes appropriate action when appropriate to maintain control of department financial resources.   

  • Implements evidence based practice strategies to meet the patient care needs.  Assists in the achievement of quality improvement objectives and takes necessary modifications for attainment of goals. 

  • Participates in interviews, coaching and evaluation of team member performance with appropriate input. Demonstrates the ability to fairly and consistently interpret, apply and follow HR policies/procedures.  

  • Creates an environment that promotes staff empowerment.  

  • Displays creativity and innovation when making recommendations for improvement in the delivery of services to the hospital.  

  • Is able to instruct and lead the staff so that a high level of productivity is maintained, intervening when necessary to problem solve.  

  • Demonstrates the ability to be fair and impartial while maintaining a professional relationship.  

  • Participates in interdepartmental projects for personal and professional development.  

  • Provides honest, timely and consistent communication while collaborating with staff, physicians & peers. 

  • Publishes a timely, fair, consistent and impartial staffing schedule that meets the department need. 

  • Supervises, supports, evaluates and guides staff providing appropriate input for job performance. 

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.


Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN).   . 


One year experience as a registered nurse. 

Three years of operating room nursing, and/or charge nurse or leadership experience. 


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

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.

CNOR certification 


Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. 

Multicultural sensitivity. 

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills. 

Customer/patient focused. 

Critical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisions. 

Intermediate computer skills 


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

Requisition ID: 2021-89365

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: PACU- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 10 hour shifts M-F with 24 hour accountability for the department

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