UnityPoint Health

Adult Critical Care (Nights) – Nurse Practitioner – Iowa Lutheran Hospital - Des Moines, IA

Job Locations US-IA-Des Moines
Requisition ID
Advanced Practice Nursing and Physician Assistants
Location : Address
1200 Pleasant St
3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Work Schedule
Scheduled Hours/Shift


UnityPoint Health is actively recruiting for a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner to join our team in Des Moines, IA.

Choose a career that matters at UnityPoint Health. At UnityPoint Health, we believe that our patient-centered vision and physician-driven philosophy, along with our one team approach, ensures every patient knows just how much they matter to this world. Commitment to our team has earned us a spot on the Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare. Come be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.  At UnityPoint Health, you matter.


UnityPoint Health – Des Moines provides coordinated clinic, hospital, and home-based care for patients in Des Moines and Central Iowa. Physicians and providers are supported by our state-of-the-art UnityPoint Health – Des Moines hospitals: Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children’s Hospital, and Methodist West Hospital. In addition, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is proud to provide comprehensive, cutting-edge cancer services at the John Stoddard Cancer Center. UnityPoint Health – Des Moines is continually recognized for outstanding patient care and the role we play in our communities. These include the Beacon Award of Excellence at both Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Iowa Lutheran Hospital and the Best Hospital/Healthcare System and Best Company to Work For by readers of the Des Moines Business Record.


  • The Nurse Practitioner provides routine care and management of the hospitalized patient in critical care, in collaboration with other members of the health care team
  • Evaluates and treats patients, which includes history taking, pertinent physical exam, ordering and evaluating lab/diagnostic studies, and ordering of medications & treatments
  • Documents findings in accurate, systematic form and maintains appropriate documentation in the medical record
  • Utilizes data to identify areas of improvement, monitor progress, and design/implement initiatives which can make a positive impact on the care of the critical care patient
  • Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff, and members of the community from diverse backgrounds
  • Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary
  • Accepts responsibility to maintain and developing own skill and knowledge in the clinical area of expertise- (critical care)
  • Provides specialty specific patient-family teaching and counseling based on needs, and in collaboration with the care team
  • Ability to work 5 shifts in a pay period (6pm-6am)



  • Master’s or Doctorate Degree as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the area of Adult-Gero Acute Care
  • One or more years’ experience as a nurse in critical care 
  • Current Iowa License to practice as RN and ARNP
  • Valid driver's license 
  • Ability to communicate effectively 

We offer

  • Attractive incentive package 
  • Shift differential pay 
  • A competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what stage of life you are in.
  • Generous time off and CME allowance, malpractice insurance, retirement contributions and more
  • Dedicated provider resources to positively impact providers work-life balance
  • Eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, including a free third-party service for loan restructuring and consolidation.
  • A commitment to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Support and development opportunities that are a crucial part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • A culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.

Community Details

Greater Des Moines (DSM) is a community that invests in itself, that is powered by multi-national corporations and also supports small, locally owned businesses. DSM is a community committed to cultivating an inclusive, equitable environment for people of all background. Whether you’re looking for vibrant, urban living or a fresh start in the surrounding suburbs, Greater Des Moines (DSM) has many communities to call home. Learn why Des Moines is one of the fastest-growing major metros in the nation and an amazing place to call home.


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