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UnityPoint Health Student Nurse Technician- Cardiology 3N- Lutheran in Des Moines, Iowa


Positions: Student Nurse Tech 3 North Cardiology/Telemetry

Location: Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Part Time positions with weekend and holiday rotations

Shifts: Day Shifts or Day/Evening Shifts

3 North is a 30 bed nursing unit with telemetry cardiac monitoring capability for all patient beds. The nursing skill mix is 65% Registered nurse/35% patient care technician. The patient population on 3 North is cardiovascular medical. The major patient diagnoses includes: Heart failure, pre and post cardiac cath, and other medical overflow.

Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 

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

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options 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 development opportunities 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. 

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Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·Partners with the RN and other healthcare team members to achieve patient care outcomes and goals of care, as identified in the plan of care.

·Performs specific tasks as directed by the RN and other healthcare team members as identified in the PCT role. Consults and seeks out guidance from RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate and when completing new or unfamiliar tasks or duties.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

Activities of Daily Living

Answering patient call lights

Assisting with simple procedures defined in the work area

Taking and recording vital signs and weights

Assists in maintaining a clean, orderly, and safe environment

Obtains, records and/or accurately enters data into the EMR. Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.

Verbally presents factual, concise, and timely information and/or patient care data to the RN, the healthcare team, patients and/or family members in a professional manner.


·Enrolled in a formal BSN or ADN nursing program to include completion of introductory clinical nursing course with clinical component.

·Team members within UPH-DM may remain in Student Nurse tech role for up to 6-months after passing the board and achieving RN license.


·Completion of 1 RN clinical rotation

·Six months of nursing assistant experience


·Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Must possess and maintain current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification or obtain certification within three months from date of hire.


·Ability to identify patients' needs and implement nursing care for a group of patients under the supervision of a RN/Clinical Instructor.

·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.

·Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff.

·Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations.

Requisition ID: 2023-129244

Street: 700 E University Ave

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Cardiology 3N- Luth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.4

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Part Time Day/Evening, 16 hours/week

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