University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City

Job Description


Staff Nurse positions will vary between 50 - 100%, with varying shifts (salaries for 100% inpatient positions start at $54,680 to commensurate; salaries for 50% inpatient positions start at $27,340 to commensurate). To view a current list of vacancies please go to: http://www.uihealthcare.org/nursingpositions.aspx.

Become one of Iowa's best Nurses - join the Nursing team at Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic (UIHC). As a three-time 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.

Please indicate in your cover letter which OR team(s) you are interested in. Specialties in the Main Operating Room include:
Team 1: Cardiothoracic, Peripheral Vascular, and Transplant (Heart and Lung)
Team 2: Neurosurgery
Team 3: Orthopedics
Team 4: Urology, Gynecology, Transplant (Kidney, Pancreas, and Liver)
Team 5: Otolaryngology, Oral Surgery, Ophthalmology
Team 6: Plastics, General Surgery-Pediatric & Adult

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

REFERENCES: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.


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.


$54,680.00 to Commensurate

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