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UnityPoint Health RN Acute-Lactation in West Des Moines, Iowa

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health with in the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers. Cares for the perinatal family during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum hospitalization

  • Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.

  • Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.

  • Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.

  • Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.

  • Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.

  • Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare team members within their scope of practice and holds them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care.

  • Utilizes critical thinking in developing nursing interventions while maintaining responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

Minimum Requirements

Preferred or Specialized

Education:

Graduate of accredited nursing program

BSN degree

Experience:

6 months of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency.

License(s)/Certification(s):

Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in [type in State].

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

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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

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.

Other:

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

Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities. May drive a UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle.

Requisition ID: 2020-79738

Street: 1660 60th

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Maternity Svcs Admin

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .5

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Day shift with weekend rotation; approx 20 hrs/wk

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

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