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UnityPoint Health Student Nurse Technician- Med/Surg Y5- Methodist in Des Moines, Iowa

Student Nurse Technician-Younker 5 Renal/Uro/Transplant

Full and Part Time, every 3rd weekend and holiday rotation

Shift: Days, Day/Evenings, Nights

Benefits Eligible

Shift Differential for qualifying shifts

$3,000 Sign On Bonus for qualifying candidates

Younker 5 is a 22 bed Renal, Transplant, and Urology unit specializing in medical surgical patients. We are Transplant Center Certified and take pride in being one of Central Iowa’s only Kidney Transplant Centers. Our hard working team is thoroughly committed to offering a multidisciplinary approach to patient centered care involving achievement on best patient outcomes and safe discharge plans. If you are team work driven and want to be the difference in a Transplant patient and families life, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

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 matter. 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.

Visit us at to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.

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.

oTasks 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

§Transporting patients, equipment, supplies, and specimens

§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.

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, JCAHO, 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.

·This position may be assigned a specific mission to address in an emergency situation to assist in disaster response and recovery as part of UPHDM Hospital Emergency Incident Command System. Situations of critical nature may require and individual to perform multiple tasks until additional support can be obtained.

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.


·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.


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

Requisition ID: 2022-121531

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Med/Surg Y5- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days, Evening, Nights; Full and Part Time

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