UnityPoint Health Clinical Nurse in Ankeny, Iowa

UnityPoint Clinics

Clinical Nurse

Three 12 hour shifts per week (7:30am-8pm) & 1 weekend per month (8am-3pm Saturday & Sunday)

Ankeny Urgent Care Clinic

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the delivery of primary health care services and patient care management.

  • Demonstrates competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.

  • Administer medications by all routes.

  • Apply Nursing Process (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Intervention and Evaluation – within licensure guidelines)

  • Act as a liaison with patients, family and providers consistently demonstrating smooth and efficient telephone communication when covering provider call and scheduling patient appointments.

  • Obtain complete history regarding health problems according to protocols.

  • Document accurate information regarding health concerns and/or condition from patient or family member.

  • Telephone Triage by providing and documenting advice for home care of illness/condition; conducting follow-up phone calls regarding patient's health and progress as necessary.

  • Ability to assess urgency of condition for immediate attention regarding illness related calls and assign priority.

  • Placement of urinary catheters per license.

  • Placement of IV per license.

  • Provide patient education regarding health maintenance and medical illnesses following accepted Teach-back method per protocols and guidelines.

  • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.

  • Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).

  • Evaluate clinical skills and practice of clinical care team.

  • Supervision of delegated duties to License Practical Nurse and Certified Medical Assistants on approved clinical protocols.

  • Facilitate and support relationships between providers (e.g. within clinic, referring) and with ancillary services.

  • Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures. Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements

  • Thoroughly understand anatomical impact (phases/stages, thresholds) for clinic specialty services including co-morbidities and influences impacting patient care and treatment.

  • Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure.

  • Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.

  • Meet the department work schedule.

  • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.

  • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information.

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

  • Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

  • Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office

Supervision Received:

  • General supervision is received from the Clinic Administrator


  • Graduate of an accredited program for Registered Nurses.

  • Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Registered Nurse.

  • High school diploma required if work is performed in a complex CLIA lab.

  • Mandatory Reporter certification

  • CPR certification.

  • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Requisition ID: 2018-50375

Street: 3625 N Ankeny Blvd

Name: 9200 UnityPoint Clinic Affiliate

Name: Urgent Care-Ankeny Med Pk-DM

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Three 12 hr. days per week (7:30a-8p), one week-end per month (8a-3p Sa, Su).

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

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