UnityPoint Health Specialty Nurse in Des Moines, Iowa

UnityPoint Clinics

Specialty Nurse

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Surgery & Neurology Clinic

Functions as a clinician, educator and resource for patients within their specialty of care.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Function as a clinician, educator and resource for patients within their specialty of care and assist physicians with office procedures.

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

  • Triage incoming patients ensuring compliance with established admission/acceptance criteria. Direct appointments and referrals as determined by the current criteria.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate the standards of practice and care for the patient population.

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

  • Answer questions and provide teaching to patients and family members.

  • Responsible for the development and ongoing coordination of care for patients.

  • Act as a consultant both within the institution and to outside agencies or groups.

  • Consult with individuals, families, community agencies or colleagues from associated disciplines or with nursing.

  • Conduct or facilitate implementation of research studies and translate research findings into nursing practice.

  • Preauthorize care/procedures with insurance companies.

  • Meet the department work schedule.

  • 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.

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

  • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

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

  • Behave in a manner consistent with all Corporate 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

Qualifications:

  • BSN preferred: Willingness to complete Bachelor’s degree.

  • Current Iowa/Illinois license to practice as a Registered Nurse.

  • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy.

  • Five (5) years of nursing experience preferred.

  • Specialty certification preferred.

  • Mandatory Reporter certification.

  • CPR certification

  • Ability to direct others and to exercise judgment in problem situations.

  • Creative thinking; analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities; self-direction; theoretical implementation and evaluation.

  • Computer data entry experience.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member.

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

  • Able to write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Requisition ID: 2018-50813

Street: 1301 Penn Ave

Name: 9200 UnityPoint Clinic Affiliate

Name: Surgery - DM

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

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