Job Details

Position : Special Care Nurse

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.

Nursing experience in a hospital setting preferred. Critical Care or Telemetry experience preferred.

Current license as a Registered Nurse from the State of Iowa required.

Understands and is able to apply the nursing process.

Must be able to read, write and follow written and oral instructions in English.

Skilled in meeting the growth and development needs of infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient groups.

Possesses knowledge and understanding of cognitive, physical, emotional, and chronological maturation processes of these patient groups.

Mainta ins BCLS certification and ACLS certification at health care provider level. Completion of basic cardiac arrhythmia class necessary.

Advocate for patients.

Educate patients and their families about their conditions.

Assist patients with bodily care, movement, and communication.

Provide dietary advice.

Coordinate certain aspects of patient care.

Manage health screenings.

Work closely with an interdisciplinary healthcare team to assist patients in maintaining their health and quality of life.

Develop evidence-based care plans, policies, and procedures.

Maintain accurate patient records for the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Act as an intermediary for families, educators, the medical team, as well as external health or advocacy groups.

Survey pertinent health information and make recommendations accordingly.

Refer patients to a wide variety of healthcare professionals to assist in supporting their social, developmental, and mental well-being.

Help find and recommend clients to other kinds of services such as educational or workplace programming.