The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking to hire a full-time (90%) Staff Nurse in the Emergency Department (ED) to assess patients' nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and integrate nursing theory and research into clinical practice. Additionally, the ED Staff Nurse will provide leadership to members of the nursing team in order to maintain patient care standards.
Duties include (but not limited to):
Applies nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health and illness.
Assesses patient health care preferences and expectations.
Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across settings.
Develops patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
Implements patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses. Documents/reports interventions and patient/family response.
Collaborates and integrates contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan.
Develops, coordinates and implements transfer/discharge planning throughout episode of care.
Implements nursing interventions according to department, division, and/or unit policies, procedures, and protocols to maintain safe environment for patients, visitors and staff. Follows universal precautions.
Implements emergency care procedures in potential or actual emergencies according to departmental policies, procedures and protocols.
Maintains skills/competency related to special equipment, medications, and procedures common to the patient population of the unit/division.
Utilizes, adheres and supports departmental standards and practice guidelines.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Percent of Time: 90%
Schedule: 216 hours per six-weeks (18 12-hour shifts). Rotating D/E/N shifts and rotating days off. Weekend and holiday rotating assignments required. Orientation will be at 100% schedule. Orientation duration may vary.
Staff Type: SEIU
Pay Plan: https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/seiu-pay-plan