Grinnell Chamber

Clinic Registered Nurse - Surgical Associates

Full time
Posted: 07/11/2024
Grinnell, IA
GRMC Human Resources


Job Description


As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health with in the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.




Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a  Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022  by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you 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 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.


Visit us at to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. 


  • Assist provider and other clinical staff with obtaining basic vital information preparing patient for examination, treatment and minor surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrates competence in the clinical skills necessary to carry out assigned job duties.
  • May be required to draw and collect blood and other samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.
  • Perform EKGs.
  • Apply Nursing Process (assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluation within licensure guidelines).
  • Administer vaccines and ordered medications by oral, IM, SQ or ID routes.
  • Telephone triage by providing and documenting advice for home care of illness/conditions; conducting follow-up phone calls regarding patient’s health and progress as necessary.
  • 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 prior authorizations.
  • Understand inpatient and outpatient specialty procedures.
  • Responsible for compliance with precertification requirements.
  • Responsible for tracking system for follow-up appointments related to office visits, laboratory tests and procedures to regularly follow patients monitoring of disease status.
  • Provide appropriate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record using standardized workflows and processes.
  • Assists leadership with quality and other clinic initiatives as needed.
  • Keeps log on sample drugs, MSDS sheets, assists with safety surveys, tracks out-dates, AED log, and monitors refrigeration for immunizations.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate initiative to improve responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.
  • Perform other duties as requested by clinic leadership to facilitate the smooth and efficient operations of the office.





  • Graduate of an accredited program for Registered Nurses.
  • Current license to practice nursing in the state of Iowa for Registered Nurse.
  • Computer data entry experience.
  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.
  • BLS and Mandatory Reporter certification within first 90 days.


  • Lab skills; will train.
  • Previous clinical experience in a medical office.

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