Clinical Nurse Job Openings in Iowa at UnityPoint Clinic
Clinical Nurse - LPN Job Opportunity in Iowa with UnityPoint Clinic

Clinical Nurse - LPN

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information preparing patient for examination, treatment and minor surgical procedures. 

  • Demonstrates competence in the skills necessary to carry out assigned duties.

  • Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring disease status.

  • Schedule referrals for patients with specialist or outpatient as requested by the provider. Complete appropriate forms or requisitions needed for referrals or lab testing, including appropriate CPT/ICD-9 coding.

  • Answer questions and provide teaching to patients and family members. 

  • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes. 

  • Provide information to appropriate regulatory agencies (i.e. health department).

  • Facilitate and support relationships between providers (e.g. within clinic, referring) and with ancillary services.

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

  • Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures. Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements.

  • Thoroughly understand anatomical impact (phases/stages, thresholds) for clinic specialty services including co-morbidities and influences impacting patient care and treatment.

  • Thoroughly understand testing (lab and procedures) values and relationship to patient status with accountability to take next steps, as appropriate to scope and licensure. 

  • Be aware of what is happening in clinic/department and the organization by attending clinic/department meetings, reading emails and regularly checking information on the organization’s intranet site.

  • Meet the department work schedule.

  • Maintain compliance with CLIA, OSHA, Safety and Risk Management guidelines.

  • Maintain compliance with Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Monitor environmental conditions in order to secure protected health information. 

  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.

  • Behave in a manner consistent with all Compliance and HIPAA policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations. 

  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

  • Perform other duties as requested by Clinic Administrator to facilitate the smooth and effective operations of the office.


  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strong computer skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member.

  • Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures

  • Able to write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • Current license to practice nursing in the State of Iowa/Illinois for Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.

  • Meets educational/competency requirements per policy. 

  • Previous clinical experience in a medical office preferred.

  • Computer data entry experience.

  • BLS and Mandatory Reporter certification.


  • Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses. 

Commitment to Values: 

The following behavior is expected from those employed by this organization:

Patients First

  • Focus decision making on what’s best for our patients

  • Provide high-quality, compassionate care

  • Communicate effectively with patients, families and other providers

  • Improve patient experience and outcomes through care coordination


  • Be accountable to our patients and each other

  • Rise above self-interest for the greater good

  • Embrace public transparency of quality and safety metrics

  • Earn our patients’ trust and deliver on commitments

Pursuit of Excellence

  • Lead healthcare transformation, embracing innovation

  • Exceed patient expectations in quality and service

  • Embrace best practices and evidence-based care

  • Value providers and staff by providing a great work environment


  • Share common goals and work together across the system, while acknowledging and adapting to regional needs

  • Embrace diversity, respect differences and value individuals across all disciplines

  • Be professional and take a positive approach to problem solving

  • Recruit and retain partners and staff who share our values and vision

Community Stewardship

  •  Be strong, transformative community partners

  • Identify and respond to community health needs

  • Promote wellness and prevention

  • Teach and develop healthcare providers to improve the workforce

Why Work for UnityPoint Clinic?

  • UnityPoint Health is the 15th largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S. 

  • We have more than 280 clinics throughout Iowa and Illinois to provide the best opportunities for our certified medical assistants. 

  • We are a “Patient Centered” organization. Our patients are our highest priority. 

  • We are dedicated to building an extraordinary medical team to provide the best services for our patients. 

  • UnityPoint Clinic offers innovative health care services to serve the 4 million patients per year who seek our services.