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UnityPoint Health Manager Nursing Services II-Inpt Adult Mental Health Unit in Des Moines, Iowa

The nurse manager has 24 hour accountability and responsibility for a direct care unit or units.  The manager is responsible for creating safe, healthy environments that support the work of the health care team and contribute to patient engagement. The manager assists in creating a professional environment where team members are able to contribute to optimal patient outcomes and grow professionally

+ + Assumes responsibility for operational and capital budget development, monitoring, analysis, and variance reporting. 

  • Effectively utilizes   tools provided for financial, quality, and staffing monitoring and management.  

  • Remains knowledgeable of Human Resource labor laws including those pertinent to hiring, FMLA, short and long term disability, etc. 

  • Complies with Human Resources policies, procedures and processes in regard to recruitment, interviewing, hiring, orientation, retention and performance management 

  • Assumes accountability for the orientation plans of new employees and the annual competency plans for staff; aligns plans with unit goals and desired outcomes.   

  • Creates overall plan and goals for department orientation plans as needed to assure successful integration of the employee into the organization. 

  • Utilizes available tools and data  to measure and monitor performance related to quality of care, patient safety, and patient satisfaction; including but not limited to Key Performance Indicators, Nurse Sensitive Indicators, Balanced Scorecard, HCAHPS scores and audits. Creates action plans for areas needing improvement.   

  • Focuses on a culture of safety by proactively seeking safety concerns and promptly reporting and/or responding to incident reports using root cause analysis and process improvement tools (Adaptive Design). 

  • Complies with regulatory requirements of such agencies as Department of Public Health, DNV, OSHA, etc. that are related to customer, employee, and environmental safety. 

  • Establishes   departmental goals which are aligned with the strategic goals and plan of the organization; continuously   monitors of progress toward goals. 

  • Able to communicate to employees how the goals of the department connect to the overall strategic plan of the organization.   

  • Exhibits an understanding of all elements of change management   while implementing organizational or unit changes evidenced by achievement of desired results of the change. 

  • Establishes a spirit of inquiry within the work area and promotes the use of evidence to advance nursing practice.   

  • Analyzes care provided within area of responsibility from a systems perspective.  Collaborates with other leaders to improve care coordination   between areas and levels of care.   

  • Understands and uses the tools of performance improvement e.g. Adaptive Design, and PDSA. 

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.


Master’s Degree Required; qualified candidates with a Bachelor’s degree are eligible but must submit an action plan upon hire.  Master’s to be completed within 3 years.  

Completion of basic UPHDM Leadership courses within one year. 


Two or more years of progressing leadership positions in the healthcare environment.  


Current Iowa License to practice as a Registered Nurse  

BCLS within 90 days 

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

Certification in related specialty preferred. 


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

Knowledge of basic computer skills. 


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

Requisition ID: 2021-91997

Street: 700 E University Ave

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Posting Minimum: USD $44.64/Hr.

Name: Inpt Adult MH- Luth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 8 hour days; does include some evening rotation for leadership presence

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