Work in Iowa Healthcare Jobs

Job Information

UnityPoint Health Home Care Nurse Residency - Fort Dodge, Ia in Fort Dodge, Iowa

UnityPoint at Home Fort Dodge

Hospice & Home Care Residency for New Graduate RN's (New graduate or 12 months or less experience)

8am-5pm Monday through Friday

UnityPoint at Home is seeking RN students graduating in August 2023 and December 2023 to join our next cohorts starting in October 2023 and February 2024. Apply now and send your resume to our Recruiter, Liz at

More about the Residency Program:

This program is meant for RN new grads looking to start their career with UnityPoint at Home. Work side by side with a RN Case Manager in the field and extend the training and education you already have with simulations and real life experiences. This Residency Program is a one year commitment and is a full-time position which includes full-time pay and benefits. The program is meant to prepare new RNs for the RN Case Manager role once they have completed the program.

The RN Resident will learn how to plan, organize and direct home hospice care services. Will initiate, and implement care primarily in the patient’s home environment or hospice inpatient unit setting. The Hospice RN fulfills the role of skilled communicator, educator, leader and motivator. The Hospice RN ensures that high standards of patient care are met at all times.

The Home Care RN uses clinical nursing knowledge, physical assessment, teaching and procedural skills to deliver high quality patient care in the patient’s place of residence. The RN contributes to the development of the home health plan of care. The RN delivers patient care directed by the physician as established in the home health plan of care that is consistent with clinical best practices and results in high quality, improved outcomes and exceptional patient experience.

Why should you consider starting your RN Career in Home Care?

  • UnityPoint at Home understands that new nurses need more on-the-job training than experienced nurses. You will have that and more in the UnityPoint at Home Residency Program which has been created to build on the skills you have learned in school and through clinicals while also allowing for an individualized preceptor experience.

  • Home care nurses work one-on-one with patients, many for a long time. You’ll have the opportunity to know your patients, which helps you to provide the best care. Your patients will be in their homes, where they are comfortable and receptive to your suggestions.

  • The UnityPoint at Home Nurse Residency program has dedicated preceptors who help you smoothly transition from a student nurse to a competent and confident professional RN.

  • The Nurse Residency Program helps you grow along with other new RNs in your cohort, and meet regularly with experienced mentors, to offer support and socialization into your new role.

  • The changing needs of your patients and their conditions mean that you’ll be utilizing a variety of skills. If the patient is new, you’ll begin with assessments and create their care plan. As you progress in our Residency Program, your experience increases and from there you’ll gain autonomy in deciding the best care for each patient.

  • 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 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 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.


Program Highlights

  • A 12-month program to smooth transition into practice.

  • A series of thoughtfully developed classes that will enhance skills in critical thinking, assessment, leadership and clinical decision making.

  • Participation in this program is a part of the regular work assignment.

  • Classroom instruction specific to the clinical area using a focused case study approach to learning.

  • Clinical Experience under the guidance of an experience Preceptor.

  • Ongoing continuing education and professional development opportunities.

  • Dedicated nurse educators are available both during and following the program.

Nurse Resident Required Program Participation during the 12 month program:

  • SIM Labs

  • Monthly educational seminars

  • Meeting touchpoints as scheduled

  • Completion of Residency Project

  • Completion of Residency Portfolio


  • Graduate of State Board approved program for Registered Nurses.

  • CPR: Maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Card with Re-certification.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Valid licensed driver with automobile insurance in accordance with state and/or organizational requirements.


  • BSN or BS in health related field.


Requisition ID: 2022-118445

Street: 802 Kenyon Rd

Name: 9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate

Name: SN Visits- Hosp- FD

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Monday-Friday 8a-5p

External Company URL: