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RN-Emergency Department

UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital

1 Positions

ID: 25744791

Posted On 01/11/2023

Job Overview


Sign-On Bonus: $10,000 for qualifying applicants!

Work hours will be days, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm, for 72 hours per pay period, and as needed. There is a holiday and a every third weekend rotation.

The Emergency Department specializes in emergency medicine and operates 24 hours a day. The department sees a variety of patients from newborns to geriatrics who come by ambulance or walk in. The Emergency Department provides the initial treatment and stabilization of patients who come with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, some of which can be life threatening.

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the RN contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients in the Emergency Department and their families. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.


Clinical Excellence/ Patient Care

  • Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.
  • Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.
  • Delivers high quality care utilizing the nursing process while demonstrating knowledge and clinical skills of a critical care nurse in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care in the Emergency Department.
  • Responds to Code Blue/Pink and other urgent calls for patient care in house.
  • Utilizes holistic approach (considering bio-psychosocial, spiritual, educational, safety, and related criteria) appropriate to the age of the patients and families served in the assigned service area.
  • Delegates and provides direction for other healthcare team members within their scope of practice and holds them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care.
  • Utilizes critical thinking in developing nursing interventions while maintaining responsibility and accountability for the knowledge of conditions of assigned patients.

Patient Education

  • Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age-specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.
  • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.
  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


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.


Graduate of accredited nursing program (Must obtain BSN within 5 years of hire).

Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing.


One (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficacy.


· Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa.

· Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or within three (3) months from date of hire.

· Must possess and maintain current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification or within 1 year from date of hire.

· Must possess and maintain current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification or within 1 year from date of hire.

· Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization(PEARS) within 1 year of hire date.

· Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) certification within 1 year of hire date.

· Trauma Nurse Core Course Certification.

· Trauma Nurse Specialist Certification.

· Certified Emergency Nurse.


· Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English.

· Multicultural sensitivity.

· Basic computer skills.

· Customer/patient focused.

· Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.


· Satisfactory completion of Finley Nurse Residency program with 1 year of start date for all nurses with minimal or no prior acute care experience.

· Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

  • Area of Interest: Nursing;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: .90;
  • Department: Emergency Department;
  • Shift: Days, 7 am - 7:00 pm, for 72 hours per pay period. There is a holiday and every third weekend rotation.;
  • Job ID: 124957;

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About the Company


UnityPoint Health team members come for a job, but stay for a career. As a team member, regardless of your position, you'll get the chance to change lives on a daily basis in order to deliver our vision of the Best Outcome for Every Patient, Every Time. That privilege drives employees' passion for making a difference in the lives of our patients, helping them create healthier, more rewarding lives.

At UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital, we know our collective actions determine the experience we create. Our team members strive to work as one through four key values:

* Foster Unity
* Own the Moment
* Champion Excellence
* Seize Opportunity

If you are interested in joining our team, please visit to learn about our many opportunities and to fill out an online application.


UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital is a 126-bed community hospital. We employ more than 800 full-and-part-time employees.  Finley Hospital is a not-for-profit, locally owned, regional healthcare facility part of the UnityPoint Health system. Finley Hospital is committed to bringing the best medical care to the tri-state area. We offer comprehensive, full service health care that is coordinated around our patients.  We have consistently been recognized as a leader in health care.