80-100% Staff Nurse (Electrophysiology) - UI Heart and Vascular Center
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service

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Job Info

The UI Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) is seeking a Staff Nurse to assess nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and integrate nursing theory and research into clinical practice of Electrophysiology patients within the UI Heart and Vascular Center (main campus, Iowa River Landing and/or outreach sites). Provide leadership to members of the nursing team to maintain patient care standards. This position will be filled at 80-100% based on candidate preference. Scheduled hours will be between 7:00AM and 6:00PM, Monday through Friday.

We are the best heart hospital in Iowa

UI Heart & Vascular Center is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the best hospital in the state for cardiology and heart surgery patient care. The best hospitals nationally received this rating based on patient outcomes, number of high-risk patients seen, patient experience, advanced clinical technologies, and more.

Being a Nurse in the Heart and Vascular Center

Duties to include:

  • Function as clinical staff nurse within the UI Heart and Vascular (HVC) outpatient/ambulatory team.
  • Responsible for patient intake and vital sign monitoring, current medications and allergies charting, suture removal, wound dressings, etc.
  • Collaborate with other services to schedule and coordinate additional testing for diagnosis or medical clearance.
  • Apply nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health and illness.
  • Assess patient health care preferences and expectations.
  • Coordinate the continuum of care across settings in collaborative manner.
  • Develop patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
  • Implement patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses. Document/report interventions and patient/family response.
  • Collaborate and integrate contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement transfer/discharge planning throughout episode of care.
  • Implement nursing interventions according to department, division, and/or unit policies, procedures, and protocols to maintain safe environment for patients, visitors and staff. Follows universal precautions.
  • Maintain skills/competency related to special equipment, medications, and procedures common to the patient population of the unit/division.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of computer applications.
  • Serve as clinical preceptor to new nursing and/or agency staff as directed by the Nursing Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager or designee.
  • Provide clinical care/cross-coverage to all HVC locations (main campus, Iowa River Landing and/or outreach sites) as needed/requested.
  • Utilize, adhere and support departmental standards and practice guidelines.
  • Positively collaborate and coordinate the continuum of care within a multi-disciplinary team and across divisions/units. Provide effective communication/counsel patient, caregiver and/or family member as needed.
  • Serve as clinical preceptor to new and/or agency nursing staff.
  • Demonstrate acceptance of responsibility; pride in work performed; flexibility in acceptance of assignments while consistently maintaining professional behavior and appearance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Education Requirement:
  • Requires an Associate's Degree in Nursing, a Diploma in Nursing, a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Professional Masters of Nursing and Healthcare Practice (MNHP), MSN/Clinical Nurse Leader or a Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN, MA).
Experience Required:
  • 1 year experience providing direct nursing care in an Outpatient Cardiovascular Clinic, Adult Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Adult Electrophysiology Lab, Telemetry Unit, Cardiology Unit, Cardiovascular ICU and/or ER within past 6 months.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally interact with patients/families, nursing staff and other multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Ability to work autonomously in high-volume ambulatory setting with limited supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Current Iowa driver's license plus ability to meet UI Fleet Services safety standards.
Certification/Licensure Required:
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) required by start date.
  • Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa required by start date.
Desired Qualifications:
  • 3 years' experience providing direct nursing care in an Outpatient Cardiovascular Clinic, Adult Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Adult Electrophysiology Lab, Telemetry Unit, Cardiology Unit, Cardiovascular ICU and/or ER within past 6 months.
  • If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in a BSN program is desired.
  • Current job-related professional certification.
  • Previous EPIC experience.
  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures and practices.

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and education/credential verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

For additional questions, please contact Kelli Ballard at kelli-ballard@uiowa.edu or 319-467-6019.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Staff Nurse
  • Appointment Type: SEIU
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Pay Level: 52
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: UI Heart and Vascular HR
  • Contact Email: uiheartandvascularHR@uiowa.edu

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