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Staff Nurse - Urology OR

Posting ID 130113
Department Nursing Service/UIHC
Jobcode Staff Nurse
Working Title Staff Nurse - Urology OR

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a hourly Staff Nurse to work at the Urology Clinic / OR Procedures.


  • Assess patients' nursing care needs, evaluate effectiveness of care provided, and integrate nursing theory and research into clinical practice.  Provide leadership to members of the nursing team in order to maintain patient care standards. 

Duties to include, but are not limited to: 

  • Applies nursing theory to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patient responses to health and illness.

  • Assesses patient health care preferences and expectations.

  • Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across settings.

  • Develops patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.

  • Implements patient care plan according to patient priorities, which includes interventions identified through nursing diagnoses. Documents/reports interventions and patient/family response.

  • Collaborates and integrates contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan.

  • Develops, coordinates, and implements transfer/discharge planning throughout episode of care.

  • Implements nursing interventions according to department, division, and/or unit policies, procedures, and protocols to maintain safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff. Follows universal precautions.

  • Opportunity to cross train with to assist with clinic procedures. 

  • Pre-operative check in for patients including IV starts and lab draws.

  • Nurse circulator/scrub for endoscopic urology procedures under MAC or general anesthesia.


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.®


  • An Associate’s Degree in Nursing, a Diploma in Nursing, a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, Professional Masters of Nursing and Healthcare Practice (MNHP), MSN/Clinical Nurse Leader or a Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN, MA) is required
Required Qualifications:
  • Current license to practice in the state of Iowa by the time of hire.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with patients/families, nursing staff, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal interactions.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
  • General computer skills are required.
  • ACLS must be completed within a year. 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or Masters Degree in Nursing is highly desired.
  • If Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is not yet obtained, active enrollment in a BSN program is desirable.


In order to be considered, applicants must send resume that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

Phone: 319-356-0432
Application Instructions Submit resume to
Ad Start Date 09/14/2022
Ad End Date 12/31/2022

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