Staff Nurse 80% Prep/Recovery Ambulatory Surgery Center
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service

Job Info

Sign-on Incentive: Qualified candidates may be eligible for a sign-on bonus up to $10,000.

This position is Monday through Friday, no weekends or holidays.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Ambulatory Surgery Center is seeking a 80% Prep/Recovery Staff Nurse to assess patients' nursing care needs, evaluate and provide Pre-Op and Post-Op care and teaching as appropriate to the patient and caregivers, integrate nursing theory and research into clinical practice. Provide leadership to members of the nursing team in order to maintain patient care standards.

Characteristic Duties of our Staff Nurses include but are not limited to:

  • Incorporate the scientific, behavioral, and humanistic principles into clinical practice.
  • Adhere to departmental standards, policies, and practice guidelines.
  • Apply nursing theory to assess, diagnose, treat, and evaluate patient responses.
  • Analyze initial and ongoing assessment data to determine diagnosis and patient outcomes.
  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for patients and follow universal precautions.
  • Implement emergency care procedures when necessary.
  • Maintain skills/competency related to special equipment, medications, and procedures.
  • Participate as a member of the health care team utilizing effective communication skills.
  • Participate in the development of unit, department and hospital wide policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Review staffing issues and recommend cost containment strategies.
  • Serve as a member of various University Shared Governance committees, as directed.
  • Perform other projects or tasks as assigned.
  • Participate in the orientation of new nursing staff and their ongoing education and training.
  • Maintain patient rights and confidentiality and serve as a patient advocate.
  • Responsible for adherence to legal, professional, and institutional requirements.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of clinical skills in Pre-Op and Post-Op (PACU).
  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  • Assist physicians as appropriate in procedures and care of patients.

Become one of Iowa's best Nurses. Join the Nursing team at Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC). As a three-time re-designated winner of the Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program®, UIHC offers you the opportunity to advance your nursing skills. Work in an environment where your co-workers are committed to excellence, education, and innovation. We are dedicated to providing evidence based, family-centered care while working and learning with a full interdisciplinary team.

The Ambulatory Surgery Center includes a 35 Bed Pre and Post Op preparation and 12 bay PACU recovery unit for outpatient adult and pediatric patients scheduled for surgery.

Percent of Time: 80%

Schedule: Monday - Friday, between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., 8 to 10 hr shifts plus extension of shift call

Salary: $43,537.60 to commensurate. Shift differentials are further detailed in the UIHC SNAHP manual.

SEIU Pay Plan:

Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Required Qualifications
  • Current license to practice nursing in State of Iowa is required by date of hire.
  • 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) required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with patients/families, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal interactions.
  • General computer skills are required.
  • Current ACLS, PALS certification desired or completion within 6 months of employment is required.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Pre/post-op, surgical in-patient, or labor and delivery registered nurse experience or internship in ASC PACU is highly desired
  • EKG cardiac monitoring experience is desired
  • CAPA and/or CPAN certification desired
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or Masters degree in Nursing is highly desired
  • If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in a BSN program is desirable.

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload cover letter and resume as part of the application process.

Job openings are posted for a minimum 14 days. For more information please contact

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Questions regarding this position please contact

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Staff Nurse
  • Appointment Type: SEIU
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Pay Level: 52
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 43,537.6
  • Starting Salary Maximum: 76,344.8
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Donna Dolezal
  • Contact Email:

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