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UnityPoint Health Unit Based Educator-2N Med/Surg-Lutheran in Des Moines, Iowa

Collaborates with nursing leadership and education professionals to coordinate, influence, and assist with the implementation of nursing care and related nursing activities at the nursing unit level. Assesses, develops and implements orientation and education programs for department staff to positively impact the quality of patient care.

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

  • Collaborates in developing, implementing, and evaluating standards of evidenced based practice and policies/procedures related to care.

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates clinical orientation for nursing s.

  • Supports the clinical preceptor for effective clinical education of staff

  • Assesses the educational needs of staff and identifies learning needs

  • Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of in services and continuing education offerings for clinical staff using formal and informal teaching methods.

  • Serves as a resource to clinical staff involved in the care of the patient in the specific area of clinical expertise.

  • Consults with nursing leadership with regards to concerns/issues about clinical competence, equipment, and care delivery systems related to specific patient care problems/populations

  • Demonstrates interdisciplinary team membership by being objective and open to other’s views, giving and welcoming feedback, contributing to team goals, and putting success of team above own interest.

  • Use of formal and informal mentoring and just in time teaching methods

  • Resource for the development and evaluation of competency based orientation and skills validation.

  • Acts as a positive role model and resource for staff

  • Accepts responsibility for maintaining and developing own skill and knowledge in the clinical work area

  • Maintains an awareness of evidenced based nursing and research in clinical area

  • Demonstrates 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.

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.


Bachelor degree requiredBSN preferred


Two years of experience in relevant clinical area.

Experience in specialty area. Preferred a minimum of five years Med-Surg experience


Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa.

Certification in area of specialty preferred

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.

Strongly encourage certification in one of the following areas: CMSRN, NICHE, or Ortho


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

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.


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

Requisition ID: 2021-87997

Street: 700 E University Ave

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Med/Surg 2N- Luth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.2

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days 7a-330p 2 shifts per pay period; this role is paired with Full Time Staff RN position on same unit

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