UnityPoint Health RN Acute-Inpatient Adult Mental Health-Lutheran in Des Moines, Iowa
As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to adult mental health patients and their families. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health with in the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers. Maintains a safe, therapeutic milieu and utilizes therapeutic communication skills that facilitate patient and family recovery from mental health crises. .
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.
Qualifications: Current active Iowa License to practice as a RN. Minimum of six months RN experience.
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 RN experience and who are interested in this department or any other Acute RN role within UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, are encouraged and required to participate in the RN Residency program. Newly licensed nurses must apply for the Registered Nurse Residency position.
For more information about the program and upcoming cohort dates, please go to https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/nurse-residency-program.aspx
Requisition ID: 2020-78710
Street: 700 E University Ave
Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Name: Inpt Adult MH- Luth
FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.8
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift: Day/evening combo (7am-3:30pm/3pm-11:30pm) with every other weekend; approx 32 hrs/wk
External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org