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UnityPoint Health RN- Surgery **$2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS** in Fort Dodge, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

Registered Nurse - Surgery/Operating Room

FTE: .9 (Full-time, 36 hours per week)

Shift: M-F 7a-3p; call one night per week and every 8th weekend.


  • Assesses and monitors total physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual needs of surgical patients from infant through geriatrics.

  • Develops and maintains an individualized, professionally modified plan of care reflective of changing needs/outcomes by evaluating the patient's needs during procedure.

  • Provides nursing care in accordance with nursing standards and the patient's plan of care.

  • Initiates teaching appropriate to patient procedure.

  • Performs circulating scrub duties according to surgery standards.

  • Assists the surgeon with exposure, hemostasis, wound closure and retraction.

  • Maintains aseptic technique.

  • Organizes instruments and supplies on Mayo stand and back table.

  • Demonstrates correct draping technique.

  • Prepares operative site prep per procedure.

  • Positions, supports, and/or restrains patient appropriately.

  • Positions electrosurgical grounding pad.

  • Performs accurate sponge, instrument and sharps count.

  • Identifies and prepares medications to be administered by physician.

  • Applies tourniquet cuffs to extremities.

  • Handles and labels specimens correctly.

  • Documents nursing care consistent with documentation guidelines.

  • Communicates with other members of the healthcare team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.

  • Participates in unit operations demonstrating professional behaviors to include supporting goals of Nursing unit and maintaining awareness of resource utilization.

  • Participates in non-direct patient care activities including educational activities, performance improvement activities, standards development and review, hospital/nursing committees and other related activities.

  • Demonstrates positive customer relation skills and follows Trinity Regional Medical Center Standards of Behavior.

  • Demonstrates competent use of computer programs as appropriate.

  • Adheres to all departmental and hospital policies and procedures.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing preferred, Associate Degree

  • Refer to Voluntary BSN Agreement form.

  • Nursing/Certified RNFA Course


  • Current RN Licensure in State of Iowa


  • None required for RN, prefer 2 years’ surgical (OR) experience for RNFA


  • Ability to delegate wisely, exercise good judgment, maintain good interpersonal relationships, adapt to change, evaluate critically and think creatively.

  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills required for specialized area of assignment.

  • Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care appropriate to surgical patients of all ages.

  • Must demonstrate effective communication skills.


  • Basic Life Support refer to Job Description Addendum

Requisition ID: 2021-88187

Street: 802 Kenyon Rd

Name: 7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday-Friday 7a-3p; alternating nights and weekend call

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