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.
Position Specific Summary:
The Nursing Practice Leader for the Nursing Education Center provides
leadership in clinical care coordination/specialized nursing care, clinical education of nursing staff and health professionals, or use
clinical nursing expertise in improving nursing and health care through the management of staff development and education.
Key Areas of Responsibilities
Specific Job Duties and Tasks
Provide Leadership and Direct Care for Specialized Patient Population
Lead nursing practice and patient care at
the meso/macro system level (i.e., service line, division or department level). Provide leadership for nursing practice or service line(s)
based on systematic evaluation, evidence-based practice and research. Assure standard of care delivery and competency of staff across the
units and services (macro level). May oversee specialized patient care services (Macro level).
Specialized Services for
Support the conduct of research and translate findings from evidence-based research into clinical practice.
Lead evaluation and implementation of clinical technologies that support patient care.
Provide expert specialty-level education to healthcare staff, patients, students, or residents. Communicate detailed, complex medical and
technical information to a variety of audiences.
Compliance with Internal Policies and External Regulations for Safe and
Effective Care Delivery and Health Profession Education
Utilize expert knowledge and skill of compliance standards. Lead
development and implementation of procedures and share responsibility for Quality Improvement (QI) plan with appropriate nursing
Human Resources Management
Use expert knowledge to supervise care delivery of nursing staff,
students, or residents, providing evaluative feedback and recommendations regarding performance. Hire, develops, and manages the performance
of staff and assures compliance with UI policies and procedures.
Universal and Technical Competencies
for Classification Title
Collaboration and Embracing Diversity
to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of
individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
- Establishes and maintains positive and productive working relationships within and outside of own area and
- Identifies and resolves disagreements/conflicts in early stages.
- Promotes a safe, equitable, respectful
environment in which concerns can be addressed effectively.
- Recommends changes to work practices and policies to promote
transparency and approachability.
Positive Impact/Achieving Results
Ability to utilize existing resources and learning
to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse
situations while producing results.
- Ensures time, resources, energy, learning opportunities, and actions are
focused on priorities that matter to the changing workplace.
- Creates a team environment of accountability and commitment for
reaching goals and desired results; ensures team is developed to address future needs.
- Ensures compliance with codes of ethics that
benefit the overall good of all constituents.
- Demonstrates and communicates a big picture understanding of the organization, its
interrelationships, and priorities.
Service Excellence/Customer Focus
Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs
and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information
through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
- Participates in developing a variety
of effective ways to deal with service challenges.
- Models service delivery and coaches others to deliver excellent service in a
variety of settings.
- Communicates well with direct reports, peers, and leadership and external constituents.
various methods for information sharing and information gathering. Modifies processes to enhance service.
Knowledge of the medical, social, economic, and other services provided
by other departments or facilities, and the ability to integrate these multidisciplinary treatments for optimal patient care.
- Implements systems or databases that share medical information within and across organizations.
- Implements care plan policies that reduce unneeded or duplicated services as a cost-saving measure.
Competency Training and Development
Knowledge of training and development processes, tools and techniques to develop
clinical skills of students, residents and staff
- Oversees other staff in the implementation of
competency-based T&D programs for individuals, teams and departments.
- Consults on the standard process of creating individual
competency development plans.
- Applies different learning theories and approaches to find the most suitable for the individual.
- Assists in designing and measuring the results of adult learning programs for a specific group of people.
critical adult learning programs for the organization that are in line with learning and development strategies and competency skill gaps.
- Coaches others on creating quantifiable objectives for closing gaps.
Knowledge of the factors contributing to quality patient care, treatment, and education; the ability to
influence these factors in a positive way.
- Evaluates treatments or procedures for effectiveness using an
- Reviews the results of clinical performance assessments and recommends process improvements.
- Leverages technology to facilitate the sharing of clinical performance or outcomes data.
- Implements established performance
improvement policies and trains employees on these policies.
- Recommends to licensed health care providers or guides others in the
selection of treatments, patient care techniques or patient education in an effort to improve clinical performance.
- Leads members
of a multidisciplinary team in evaluating the organization’s clinical performance.
Clinical Policies and
Knowledge of and ability to use industry standards, policies, and procedures relevant to function and
- Ensures compliance with standards for different types of clinical environments.
- Describes existing and evolving standards and procedures and their impact on organization.
- Exercises independent judgment and
takes action with exceptions and special issues.
- Collaborates with other functions in establishing and documenting joint
- Participates in the development of clinical policies and practices.
- Describes impact of standards and
policies across medical specialties.
Percent of Time: 100% – 40 hours per
Schedule: Monday through Fridays, (0800-1630); some weekends or evenings as needed. No holidays. No
Location: UIHC Main Campus
P&S Pay Plan: 5B https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/professional-and-sc
- Regular salaried position located in Iowa City,
- Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and
generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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- Master’s or Doctorate
Degree in Nursing or related field is required. If Master’s or Doctorate Degree is in a related field Baccalaureate in Nursing is
- Current license to practice nursing in Iowa
- Current professional certification in
relevant nursing or clinical specialty or role nursing area is required within 12 months of eligibility
- Minimum of
three (3) years of nursing experience caring for patients in a tertiary or quaternary care setting
- Demonstrates skills
for leading change and implementation of evidence-based practice
- Minimum of two (2) years of experience demonstrated
skill in developing/implementing/evaluating clinical programs, staff education and development, and quality improvement. Demonstrated skill
in teaching live, online, or hybrid
- Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills serving within or
leading a multi-disciplinary team
- Considerable experience utilizing computer software applications for documentation
and education purposes (Microsoft Office required, ERMA/ICON/ CQ desired)
- Member/involvement in professional organizations
- Basic Life Support
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support certified
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Please attach a resume as part of the application process. 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. For
questions or additional information, please contact Morgan Finnegan at mo*************@ui***.edu
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. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for
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.
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, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, (319) 335-0705.