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UnityPoint Health RN-Critical Care Unit in Fort Dodge, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

Registered Nurse (RN) - CCU

FTE: .45 (Part-time, 18 hours per week)

Shift: Rotating 12 hour shifts during the week; every third weekend Fri/Sat/Sun and every third holiday

  • Assesses and monitors total physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual needs of adult and geriatric patients.

  • With guidance from/collaboration with the care coordinator, initiates and prioritizes with the patient/significant other, an individualized, interdisciplinary team (IDT) plan of care reflective of changing needs/goals as determined by evaluating the patient/significant other response to the plan of care.

  • Provides nursing care in accordance with nursing standards and the adult and geriatric patient's IDT plan of care.

  • With guidance and direction of the care coordinator assesses and plans for discharge needs, evaluates adult and geriatric patients and significant others educational needs and initiates and implements appropriate teaching protocols or makes appropriate referrals.

  • Documents nursing care consistent with documentation guidelines.

  • Communicates with other members of the healthcare team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.

  • Participates in unit operations demonstrating professional behaviors to include supporting goals of nursing unit and maintaining awareness of resource utilization.

  • Participates in non-direct patient care activities including educational activities, performance improvement activities, standards development and review, hospital/nursing committees and other related activities.

  • Demonstrates positive customer relation skills.

  • Must successfully complete and pass unit required educational classes.

  • Adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Assists physicians with procedures.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing required.

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred. Refer to BSN Employee Voluntary Agreement.




Current RN Licensure in State of Iowa or applicable compact state.

Must be licensed in state of residence.


Ability to delegate wisely, exercise good judgment, maintain effective interpersonal relationships, adapt to change, evaluate critically and think creatively. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills required for specialized area of assignment. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients. Must demonstrate effective communication skills.

Certification in ACLS, BLS, TNCC, ALICE and MOAB. Refer to job Description Addendum.

Completion of a hospital-approved Critical Care course within two years of starting classes. CCU RNs are a member of the Primary stroke team and require 4 hours of annual stroke education.


Electronic and mechanical patient care equipment, office equipment, medications, including controlled substances and therapeutic gasses. Highly technical monitoring equipment. Computer skills.


Gloves, Hepa respirator, fluid resistant gowns, goggles, masks.

Requisition ID: 2021-86428

Street: 802 Kenyon Rd

Name: 7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr

Name: Intensive Care Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 36 hrs per pay period every third weekend/holiday day night rotation

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