UnityPoint Health RN Acute-Emergency Department-Methodist in Des Moines, Iowa

Choose a career that matters with UnityPoint Health Des Moines! UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is a family of four hospitals including Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children's Hospital and Methodist West Hospital. Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve our patients and visitors every day.

Level 1 Trauma Center, Has acheived Accredidation in Cardiac, Stroke, and Heart Failure. Sees approximately 31,000 patients/year.

Essential Functions

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.

  • Demonstrates professional development by keeping abreast of current nursing practice and healthcare trends.

  • 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.

  • Delegates patient care based on clinical assessment and within scope of practice.

  • Demonstrates the ability to consistently meet the department work schedule.

  • Consistently delivers high quality care demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies and procedures and standards of care.

  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality of care, patient and employee safety, and customer service.

  • Balances team and individual responsibilities, participates in peer review, seeks involvement in organizational initiatives and committees.

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or IA Board of Nursing approved nursing program. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred.

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. Prefer Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) ACLS and TNCC must be completed within 1 year of hire. For ILH and MWH Emergency Departments, PALS or ENPC must also be completed within 1 year of hire. Certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN)

Qualifications: Current active Iowa License to practice as a RN. Department of Labor Level III (Medium) Work. Candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment strength and agility test at Medium Level of Work.

*PLEASE NOTE: All newly licensed RNs with less than six months of acute RN experience and who are interested in this department are required to participate in the RN Residency program. Newly licensed nurses must apply for the Registered Nurse Residency position.

Requisition ID: 2018-42443

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Emergency Department- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.6

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Variety of shifts.

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