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Neurology Clinic - Neuroimmunology Staff Nurse (80%)

Company: The University Of Iowa
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

The UIHC Department of Neurology is looking a Staff Nurse to provide to provide excellent patient care in the Neurology Outpatient Clinic. The Staff Nurse will focus primarily on the Neuroimmunology patient population and will assess those patients' nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and provide leadership to members of the nursing team.

As part of the care team, the Staff Nurse may also assist with additional patient populations as needs arise. Patient diagnoses may include epilepsy, stroke, movement disorders, and headache.

Job Duties Include:

  • Incorporates scientific, behavioral and humanistic principles for application to clinical practice.
  • Utilizes, adheres and supports departmental standards and practice guidelines.
  • Applies nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health and illness.
  • Assesses patient health care preferences and expectations.
  • Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across settings.
  • Develops patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
  • Implements patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses. Documents/reports interventions and patient/family response.
  • Collaborates and integrates contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan.
  • Develops, coordinates and implements transfer/discharge planning throughout episode of care.
  • Implements 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.
  • Implements emergency care procedures in potential or actual emergencies according to departmental policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Maintains skills/competency related to special equipment, medications, and procedures common to the patient population of the unit/division.
  • Evaluates patient's response to multidisciplinary care.
  • Uses evaluation data to revise and implement change.
  • Assumes accountability for the provision of care for patients.
  • Assumes responsibility for care provided by self and other staff members under the nurse's direction.
  • Evaluates the quality of nursing care provided by other staff members.
  • Participates as a member of the health care team utilizing effective communication skills.
  • Participates in the development of unit, division, department and hospital policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Contributes to the solutions of staffing issues.
  • Contributes to cost containment strategies in unit.
  • Participates in projects/committees for enhanced functioning of the unit and supports unit level decision-making.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of an interdisciplinary plan of care.
  • Participates in ongoing strategic planning process.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of computer applications.
  • Performs other projects or tasks as assigned.
  • Develops and implements patient/family teaching plan based on identified health education needs and the condition and age of the patient.
  • Evaluates and documents effectiveness of patient/family teaching. Revises plan of care.
  • Participates in the orientation of new nursing staff and the ongoing education of nursing personnel, as directed by the Nurse Manager or designee.
  • Participates in formal and informal teaching with health care students.
  • Serves as clinical teaching assistant for senior level nursing students as directed by the Nurse Manager or designee.
  • Participates in research utilization activities.
  • Integrates research findings into practice.
  • Applies quality improvement principals to improve patient outcomes.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities.
  • Responsible for identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Functions as a patient advocate.
  • Incorporates the principles of Service Leadership to ensure positive patient/customer relations.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
  • Practices within legal boundaries of the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Complies with personnel policies.
  • Evaluates and validates performance with Nurse Manager or designee and sets goals for work performance.
  • Commits to ongoing learning to maintain and expand own knowledge.
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Remains calm and constructive in conflict situations.
  • Provides recognition and support for colleagues.
  • Incorporates the principles of Service Leadership to ensure positive patient/customer relations
  • Adheres to UIHC policies regarding personal conduct, including: follows established leadership, remaining responsive to instruction and coaching from supervisors and meeting the standards of personal appearance, attendance and punctuality.
  • Pre-operative patient education and surgical planning Pay Grade: 6 -

    Percent of Time: 80%

    Schedule: 8:30am-5:00pm, 4 days per week. This position will participate in the late rotation, including one closing shift per week, to ensure patient care needs are met prior to and at clinic close. No call, no weekends, and no holidays.

    The 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. -

    Required Qualifications
    • An Associate's Degree, a Diploma in Nursing, a Baccalaureate Degree, Professional Masters of Nursing and Healthcare Practice (MNHP), MSN/Clinical Nurse Leader, or a Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN, MA)
    • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa Desired Qualifications
      • Minimum of 1-year inpatient nursing experience
      • Experience working with Neuroscience patient population
      • Ambulatory Nursing experience
      • Nursing Certification
        Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

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

        For additional questions, please contact Erin Curry at 319-356-7355 or

Keywords: The University Of Iowa, Iowa City , Neurology Clinic - Neuroimmunology Staff Nurse (80%), Healthcare , Iowa City, Iowa

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