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UnityPoint Health Supervisor Nursing Services - S3 Observation in Des Moines, Iowa

South 3 Observation Unit is a new, 14-bed nursing unit at Methodist Hospital opening mid-March 2021. Come be a part of this exciting new unit and new team. We will care for ambulatory, 24-48 hour observation patients and short stay procedure patients. Looking for team members who want to help develop the unit, create efficient care pathways for a variety of diagnosis, design new workflows and build a collaborative & innovative team.

  • Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). o not included if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.

% of Time

(annually)

Key Accountability

  • 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 teamwork.

  • 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.

  • Interviews, orients, trains, schedules, evaluate, disciplines, and terminate staff with appropriate input. Demonstrates the ability to fairly and consistently interpret, apply and follow personnel policies/procedures.

  • Represents UPHDM in a professional manner. Promotes positive interpersonal relations and serves as a role model within the department and with hospital personnel.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Participates in interdepartmental projects for personal and professional development.

90 %

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UPHDM Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

  • This position may be assigned a specific mission to address in an emergency situation to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of the UPHDM Hospital Emergency Incident Command System.  Situations of a critical nature may require an individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained.

10%

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

  • Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

  • Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

  • Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own the Moment:

  • Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

  • Enthusiastically engage in our work.

  • Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

  • Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

  • Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

  • Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

  • Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

  • Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

  • Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

  • Have the courage to challenge the status quo.

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.

Education:

Bachelor degree in Nursing

Experience:

One year experience as a registered nurse.

Experience in specialty area.

License(s)/Certification(s):

Current Iowa license as a registered nurse.

Current BCLS (CPR)

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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

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

Multicultural sensitivity.

Knowledge of basic computer skills including Microsoft Office.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

Competency of cardiac rhythms demonstrated upon hire or passing of cardiac rhythm class within 6 months of hire.

Other:

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

Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities. May drive a UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle.

Requisition ID: 2020-84956

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Observation Unit S3- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: days, varying hours

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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