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UnityPoint Health RN Acute-Emergency Department-Lutheran in Des Moines, Iowa

The RN at Iowa Lutheran Emergency Department works collaboratively with physicians and APPs to serve a diverse patient population of a full acuity and age range. ILH ED consists of 22 treatment rooms, 5 of which make up a behavioral health sub-unit staffed by behavioral health professionals. Chest Pain Center certified and Stroke Center accredited. Level IV Trauma Center. 24-hour Cath Lab services, CICU, OB, OR, Med/Surg, Telemetry, inpatient behavioral health units, and ancillary services.

  • Provides and coordinates nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process.

  • Completes documentation to assure an accurate record of patient’s care.

  • Utilizes critical thinking in making independent judgments, and maintains responsibility for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

  • Collaborates with physicians and other professionals in planning and implementing care within hospital policy and legal limitations.

  • Assesses needs of patients and families, provides appropriate teaching to facilitate discharge planning, and makes the necessary referrals to community agencies to provide continuity of care.

  • Demonstrates professional development by keeping abreast of current nursing practice and healthcare trends.

Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or IA Board of Nursing approved nursing program. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is preferred.

Qualifications: Current active Iowa License to practice as a RN. Minimum of six months RN experience. Prefer 2 years of hospital clinical experience, with at least 1 year of Emergency Department experience.

Department of Labor Level III (Medium) Work. Candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment strength and agility test at Medium Level of Work.

*PLEASE NOTE: All newly licensed RNs with less than six months of RN experience and who are interested in this department or any other Acute RN role within UnityPoint Health – Des Moines, are encouraged and required to participate in the RN Residency program. Newly licensed nurses must apply for the Registered Nurse Residency position.

For more information about the program and upcoming cohort dates, please go to

Requisition ID: 2021-94688

Street: 700 E University Ave

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Posting Minimum: USD $26.90/Hr.

Name: Emergency Department- Luth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.75

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days 7:00am-7:00pm, every 4th weekend, 30 hours/week

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