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RN-Family Planning-Womens Health Clinic

Employer
UnityPoint Health
Location
Waterloo, Iowa
Closing date
Jan 27, 2022

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Discipline
Registered Nurse (RN)
Specialty
Women's Health / Services
Position Type
Nurse
Hours
Full Time
Work Setting
Hospital / Medical Center
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Overview:

UnityPoint Health - Allen

Women's Health Center

Part-time; 8-10 hr shifts

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers. The Family Planning Registered Nurse must have a strong passion for assisting patients from diverse backgrounds with their reproductive health. The Family Planning must be able to assess the patient's reproductive health needs, provide developmentally appropriate education on contraceptives and sexually transmitted infections in a supportive, nonjudgmental manner in accordance with Title X guidelines. The Family Planning nurse must be able to relate well to diverse populations.

Why UnityPoint Health?

Culture - At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

Benefits - Our competitive program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you're in.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment - We're committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

Development - We believe equipping you with support and is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

Community Involvement - Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit us at (url removed)/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.

Responsibilities:

Assesses patient reproductive health and reports assessment to Women's Health providers.

Provides voluntary and confidential services for adolescents and patients with diverse backgrounds.

Assesses the needs of patients and families, providing appropriate teaching and making the necessary referrals to provide continuity of care.

Develops an individual plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team.

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 the specialty required on assigned unit in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.

Utilizes holistic approach (considering biopsychosocial, 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 providers and hold them accountable for their involvement in the plan of care.

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

Accurately document in the IDPH data system.

Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

Assess 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.

Qualifications:

Associates Degree in Nursing. Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.

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

Current license in the state of Iowa or meets criteria established by Iowa Board of Nursing.

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office - basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

Experience working in electronic medical record (Epic) preferred.

Bilingual preferred.
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