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Staff Nurse - Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit (6JC) - 50%-90%

University of Iowa
Coralville, IA
Closing date
Nov 22, 2023

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All qualified candidates are eligible for a sign on incentive of up to $10,000

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.

Neuroscience Intermediate Unit (6 JCP):

The 6 JCP unit is a 47-bed intermediate and acute care neuroscience unit caring for adult neurology and neurosurgical patient population requiring telemetry monitoring, ventriculostomies with intracranial pressure monitoring, and intensive neurological monitoring. Patient diagnoses include stroke, central nervous system (CNS) autoimmune diseases, surgeries of the brain and spinal cord, and neurological traumas involving the head, brain, and spinal cord. Our honors and awards include:

* Joint Commission Stroke Center of Excellence
* Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center
* Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care
* The Joint Commission Designated Primary Stroke Center

Characteristic Duties of our Staff Nurses include but are 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

Percent of Time: 50%-90% - 20-36 hours per week

Schedule: Varying flexible shifts, every other weekend, every other holiday

Location: Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa

Salary: $60,000 minimum at 100% effort to commensurate *This does not include differentials. Salary will vary based on years of experience and percent of effort.*

SEIU Pay Plan:

Pay Differentials: Shift differentials for evening, night, and weekend shifts. Premium pay for additional shifts greater than 4 hours. Inpatient differential of up to $5,000 per year

Benefits Highlights: Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans.

Relocation Assistant available to qualified applicants.

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Education Required

An Associate's Degree in Nursing, a Diploma in Nursing, a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Professional Masters of Nursing and Healthcare Practice (MNHP), MSN/Clinical Nurse Leader or a Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN, MA) is required

Experience Required

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
* Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with patients/families, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal interactions
* General computer skills are required


* Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required by date of hire

Desirable Qualifications:

* Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or Masters Degree in Nursing is highly desired
* If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in a BSN program is desirable
* Previous RN inpatient experience, or recent internship on an inpatient unit
* Knowledge of University policies and procedures

Please include a resume with your submission. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact the Kylie Guy at

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Additional Information

* Classification Title: Staff Nurse
* Appointment Type: SEIU
* Schedule: Part-time


* Pay Level: 52

Contact Information

* Organization: Healthcare
* Contact Name: Kylie Guy
* Contact Email:

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