Nursing Unit Clerk (NUC) - Surgical Oncology Unit (4JPP) - 50% Weekend Days
University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Internal Number: 23002982_1684340587
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Weekend Days Nursing Unit Clerk (NUC) to perform clerical, reception, and related duties relative to nursing care and services to patients. This position will be covering the Surgical Oncology Unit (4JPP). 4JPP is a 44-bed adult medical-surgical oncology unit. Medical patients requiring acute oncology care including chemotherapy administration, symptom management, and complex care and monitoring
Surgical patients receiving post-op care for laparoscopic and complex oncology related surgeries.
Our Surgical Oncology Unit is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and a top ranked hospital for cancer care according to U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Rankings.
Why Join the Team?
The 4JPP unit vision is to provide expertise in quality patient/family-centered care for every patient, every time.
4JPP offers an energizing and healthy work environment that allows staff to thrive and grow both personally and professionally by offering oncology-based orientation, annual oncology enrichment classes, and monthly educational inservices.
Specialty training in chemotherapy administration and oncology care
Dynamic, fast-paced environment that safely pushes your nursing skill set to the next level
Collaborative, multidisciplinary work environment dedicated to safe, quality patient care as demonstrated by daily nurse lead rounds
Work with some of the world's experts in both medical and surgical oncology.
A unit committed to the UI Department of Nursing shared governance model to promote staff nurse leadership and autonomy as well as a generous professional recognition program
Nurse Residency and Preceptor Programs for new and experienced RNs
Opportunities to precept nursing students though our Dedicated Education Unit program
Pioneer unit for compassionate, connected patient care
Aid in administration of clinical trials to enhance cancer care. At any time, Holden offers more than 300 active clinical trials.
*Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, the only one in Iowa
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Communicates and interacts with patients, visitors, and other health care professionals in an effective manner and maintains positive, cooperative relationships.
Utilizes and maintains electronic communication systems to ensure communication among the health care team members and patients/families, including text pagers, locator badges, wireless phones, and other new systems.
Provides information and direction to health care personnel and visitors coming to the unit, answers the telephone; takes and delivers messages and assists in keeping White Boards updated at least daily as appropriate.
Helps to answer call lights, maintain call-light system, and relay information in a timely manner to appropriate team members.
Proficient in navigating web-based resources and using online clinical and business applications.
Performs computer functions within scope of role as defined by the individual unit.
Maintains accurate census information; (e.g., timely ADT entry into IDX, Premise bed board activities, correct level of accommodation charges, and census reconciliation).
Processes patient charges including batching charges in a timely manner, as appropriate.
Notifies appropriate health care professionals of a patient admission and prepares the required forms with patient identification information.
Completes and maintains hospital and nursing records.
Uses appropriate medical terminology and symbols, i.e. verbal, written and electronic.
Assists health care providers in scheduling patient tests and appointments.
Practices standard precautions in infection control in accordance with institutional policy.
Assists staff during emergencies, and other patient cares and services as directed.
Maintains a process for ordering, obtaining, and storing supplies that is cost effective and meets unit needs.
Participates in unit staff meetings and in-services.
Performs other projects or tasks as assigned.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics - recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States - is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Percent of Time: 50% (20 hours/weekend)
Schedule: Days,Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: UIHC Main Campus, John Pappajohn Pavilion (4JPP)
· Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
· Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans - for details click here
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Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
1. Graduation from high school and any combination of clerical experience, health care experience and/or post high school education which totals one year, or
2. Any combination of clerical experience and/or health care experience which totals two years.
6 months of clerical experience
Public contact/customer service experience
Medical terminology knowledge
Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel
Excellent communication skills
A resume is required as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum or 10 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact Kyle Fountain at email@example.com
This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.