UnityPoint Health Shift Nurse, Pediatrics Home Care (Denver, IA) $5000 Sign on bonus in Waterloo, Iowa

UnityPoint at Home

Pediatric Shift/Visit Nurse - RN or LPN

FTE: .90 (Full-time, 36 hours per week)

Schedule: M-F 3rd shift w/ every other weekend

Case is located in Denver, IA

  • Ensures quality and safe delivery of services to patients according to care plan. Uses equipment and supplies safely, effectively, and efficiently.

  • Consistently utilizes a holistic approach considering physical, psych/social, spiritual, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned service area.

  • Provides patient, family, and/or caregiver education and information pertinent to diagnosis and safety issues.

  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation of clinical records.

  • Integrates and coordinates the care of the at-risk population across the healthcare continuum making assessments, planning interventions working closely with providers and overall patient care team.

  • Facilitates the interdisciplinary plan of care to meet multiple service needs as well as promote continuity through elimination of fragmentation of care/service.

  • Communicates clinical status and plans clearly, succinctly and accurately to interdisciplinary home care team, schedulers, team leaders, and physicians.

  • Develops a plan of care appropriate to patient acuity/complexity and specific to the individual needs of the patient.

  • Care is outcome-oriented, reflects measurable progress and goals toward discharge.

  • Serves as patient advocate, educator and as a central source of communication for the patient and their support systems and referral sources.

  • Responsible for coordinating the patient care team in providing quality, cost effective patient care in the care setting.

  • Monitors the patient care process to evaluate and improve care collaborating with providers and other health care workers to provide comprehensive health assessment, treatment and follow up evaluation.

  • Maintains awareness of state and national health care trends and proactively responds with initiatives to enhance provision of care and ensure efficient resource utilization.

  • Schedules referral appointments and distributes patient educational information as directed by provider.

  • Responsible for accurate documentation (ie: care plan, care and utilization of resources to achieve quality outcomes, conferences, discharges, billing, coding).

  • Delivers quality care consistent with Home Health Conditions of Participation, qualifying home care criteria, payor coverage criteria, and providing visits/treatments consistent with the plan of care.

  • Conducts clinical review of record to include multi-disciplinary review, coordination of care, provided in conjunction with visits and documentation.

  • Identifies risk for acute hospitalization and proactively prevents adverse events.

  • Incorporates technology in practice including appropriate use of point-of- care technology and telehealth as applicable.

  • Assists in the promotion of services and products.

  • Maintains regular and consistent attendance at work.

  • Behaves in a manner consistent with Mission, Vision, Values and Expectations for Excellence.

  • Maintains compliance with OSHA, Accreditation Standards, and Risk Management guidelines.

  • Maintains compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Behaves in a manner consistent with all Corporate Compliance policies and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as requested by the Manager /Clinical Coordinator/Team Leader to facilitate smooth and effective operations of the organization.

  • Review and resolve computer informatics prompts after completing an OASIS.

  • Meet or exceed agency established benchmarks, e.g. quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, case mix for OASIS, productivity, and documentation lock down requirements.

  • Achieve certification in Integrated Care Management within 1 year of hire. Certification includes completing the Integrated Care Management formal training session, successfully completing assigned computer based-learning modules within 2 weeks of training, and a competency evaluation. Use the Integrated Care Management philosophy, skills, tools and documentation in clinical practice. Demonstrate competency in selected ICM skills annually.

  • Employee is responsible for completion of communication tasks and activities in a timely manner. This would include, but is not limited to: responding to email, voicemail or telephone messages, promptly, accurately, and professionally; attending staff meetings as scheduled or viewing videotapes of those meetings; asking questions of team members and supervisors when needing clarification about various day-to-day issues or patient needs; and reviewing employee communication pieces, to stay aware of UnityPoint at Home programs and initiatives.


  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses and current license to practice nursing according to the state(s) where service is provided

  • Integrated Care Management (ICM) certification or successful completion of certification within one year of employment.

  • Valid Mandatory Reporter course completion by state(s) requirement

  • CPR Certification.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.

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

  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements.


  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Licensed Practical Nurses and valid license as Licensed Practical Nurse.

  • CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.

  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements.

  • Strong computer skills.

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

Requisition ID: 2018-49018

Street: 3731 University Ave

Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate

Name: SN Hours- Ext- WL

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F 9:00pm-6:30am, with every other weekend

External Company Name: UnityPoint Health

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