RN -Intensive Rehab (Nights)

UnityPoint Health

RN -Intensive Rehab (Nights)

Requisition ID




US-IA-Cedar Rapids


1026 A Ave NE

1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital


Cedar Rapids

General Rehab/6W




Scheduled Hours/Shift

Full Time 12H Nights
Work Type (Portal Searching)

Full Time Benefits


Sign On Incentive of $10,000 for qualifying candidates!


Are you interested in being part of a high performing team and helping patients rebuild their lives after a life altering event or chronic illness?  Then look no further, St. Luke’s Inpatient Rehabilitation unit has been providing acute rehabilitation services for over 40 Years and are the experts in the field of rehabilitation.  Rehabilitation Registered Nurses not only manage complex medical conditions, but also help patient’s achieve freedom and independence.  St. Luke’s Inpatient Rehabilitation unit is the only acute inpatient rehabilitation unit in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor that is CARF accredited and part of a Magnet designated hospital, which means we provide top-notch care and promote your development as a Team Member.  

Why choose UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit?

  • Better nurse-patient ratios than other comparable Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Units
  • State-of-the-art-facilities with 23 private rooms and a transitional apartment.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with a large collaborative healthcare team. The team includes a supportive nursing leadership team, nurses, patient care technicians, physiatrists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, recreational therapists, neuropsychologists, health psychologists, care coordination, spiritual care, and social work.
  • Over 50% of eligible nursing staff have achieved advance certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist or Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse.

Wait no longer and apply today.  New Grad RNs welcome to apply! CRRN and CBIS offered.


Learn more about our team: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/services-inpatient-rehabilitation-services.aspx


Join our NEW model of care! 

UnityPoint Health is embarking on an exciting and innovative care delivery model. Our new Collaborative Care Model (CCM) enables all members of the multidisciplinary care team to practice at the top of their scope – leveraging your unique skills, training, and strengths.   

As a CMA in this care model, you will work alongside licensed staff to provide care for a specified group of patients, utilizing the skills you have gained in obtaining your certificationWith the support of an RN and other team members of the care group, you will perform tasks or skills within your scope of practice, including but not limited to: 

  • Provide safe and reliable patient centered care with support and supervision of an RN. 
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members. 
  • Manage care with ongoing vitals, intake and output, and complete bedside procedures (e.g., foley, NG, dressing changes, drains, etc.). 
  • Administer medications as ordered by the provider and delegated by the RN 
  • Support patient education as delegated by the RN.  
  • Document in the electronic medical record.  



Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. 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.


    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.

% of Time


Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·         Assumes primary responsibility for the plan of care for a patient or group of patients, per unit standards and nursing care required for the specified patient population.

·         Effectively delegates tasks and responsibilities to other health care team members and assumes responsibility for follow-up and collaboration.

·         Performs admission assessment process per specific department standards to include patient history, physical, and psycho-social assessment.  Utilizes physical assessment data, diagnostic data (lab, radiology, diagnostic testing), pharmacological information and patient/family perceptions in formulating nursing diagnosis related to focus problem areas and identifying goals of care.

·         Assumes responsibility for developing a plan of care that is mutually established with the patient and family.  Each patient is treated as an individual, with their identified goals and expectations reviewed each shift to verify priorities. 

·         Implements the plan of care according to current standards of nursing practice, evidence-based practice, and hospital protocol/procedures.

·         Integrates multidisciplinary approach to maintain comfort, support human functions and responses, and maintain an environment conductive to safety and well-being.  Implements measures to promote a safe environment.

·         Partners with healthcare team to achieve the patient care outcomes and goals of care.

·         Administers medications and nursing treatments within scope of practice.

·         Incorporates St. Luke’s Comfort/C.A.R.E. Professional Practice Model in their daily nursing care. 


Patient Education

·         Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

·         Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.

·         Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

·         Integrates patient/family teaching throughout the hospitalization, including the plan and goals of care, pre- and post-operative procedures, diagnostic procedures, and discharge teaching. 

·         Integrates preventative health maintenance into the education plan.



Leadership and Professional Development

·         Assists in the orientation of new associates by acting as a resource and mentor to associates.  Collaborates with unit leadership, as appropriate.  Serves in preceptor role, as appropriate.

·         Participates in the education experiences of students and/or RN interns.

·         Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

·         Utilizes evidenced based models of learning.

·         Participates in department and hospital shared governance infrastructure and performance improvement activities.



Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.



Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment:


·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·         Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·         Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·         Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·         Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·         Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·         Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·         Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·         Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·         Have the courage to challenge the status quo.




Minimum Requirements

Preferred or Specialized






·         Graduate of accredited nursing program

·         BSN degree







·         Prefer one (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency.






·         Possess current RN licensure in the State of Iowa or compact state

·         Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons

·         QI Credentialing certificate

·         Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN)

·         Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)

·         CPI trained







·         Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English

·         Multicultural sensitivity

·         Demonstrates proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to perform basic/advanced nursing procedures in the administration of medication therapy and the operation of specialized equipment

·         Ability to complete a basic computer course on the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) through in-hospital training


·         Microsoft Office – basic computer skills








·         Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

·         Age Specific Requirements:

Patients served ages Peds/Adolescents 8-18 and Adults



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