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UnityPoint Health Supervisor Nursing Services-Younker 8 in Des Moines, Iowa

Assists in managing the day to day operations of the unit utilizing quality, cost effective patient care principles. Supervises, supports and develops unit staff. Consistently 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). Unit consists of 23 beds with a patient population consisting of pulmonary and gastrointestinal disorders; ventilator transition, general medical and remote telemetry.

  • Integrates the UnityPoint Health Des Moines Nursing Expectations of Performance in all aspects of care delivery and professional practice.

  • Manages daily operations of patient care. Contributes to the maintenance of high quality, cost effective services consistent with the needs of the users and the hospital’s budgetary guidelines.

  • Provides clinical leadership by directing, coordinating and delegating patient care in an organized manner, allowing for flexibility.

  • Acts as an interdepartmental liaison promoting effective multidisciplinary team work.

  • Collaborates with physicians and other health care team members to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

  • Remains competent and available to participate in patient care pertinent to clinical specialty.

  • Demonstrates personal and professional growth and promotes the same among team members.

  • Exhibits discretion and sound judgment in all aspects of the job.

  • Maintains awareness of applicable laws and/or regulations affecting patient care. Remains current on law/regulation changes, recognizes implications to the organization and recommends courses of action to ensure compliance.

  • Assists in the development of policy/procedure and guidelines for safe, efficient operation of the department as needed.

  • Assists in developing annual budget, and takes action when appropriate to maintain control of department financial resources.

  • Implements evidence based practice strategies to meet the patient care needs. Assists in the achievement of quality improvement objectives and takes necessary modifications for attainment of goals.

  • Interviews, orients, trains, schedules, evaluate, disciplines, and terminate staff with appropriate input. Demonstrates the ability to fairly and consistently interpret, apply and follow personnel policies/procedures.

  • Represents UPHDM in a professional manner. Promotes positive interpersonal relations and serves as a role model within the department and with hospital personnel.

  • Creates an environment that promotes staff empowerment.

  • Displays creativity and innovation when making recommendations for improvement in the delivery of services to the hospital.

  • Is able to instruct and lead the staff so that a high level of productivity is maintained, intervening when necessary to problem solve.

Minimum Requirements

Preferred or Specialized


Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN).


Two years experience as a registered nurse.

Experience in specialty area.


Current Iowa license as a registered nurse.

Current BCLS (CPR)

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


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

Knowledge of basic computer skills.

Requisition ID: 2021-94159

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Med/Surg Y8- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Variable hours, 40 hours/week

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