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UnityPoint Health Registered Nurse Residency-Med/Surg Y5- Methodist - March 2024 in Des Moines, Iowa

Nurse Resident - Younker 5 - Renal/Uro/Transplant - Methodist

Shift: Full Time Days and/or Nights, every 3rd weekend and holiday rotation

Shift differentials available for qualifying shifts

Benefits Eligible

Full Time Sign-On Bonus: $10,000 paid over 2 years

Younker 5 is a 22 bed Renal, Transplant, and Urology unit specializing in medical surgical patients. We are Transplant Center Certified and take pride in being one of Central Iowa’s only Kidney Transplant Centers. Our hard working team is thoroughly committed to offering a multidisciplinary approach to patient centered care involving achievement on best patient outcomes and safe discharge plans.

Choose a career that matters with UnityPoint Health – Des Moines! UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is a family of four hospitals including Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Blank Children’s Hospital and Methodist West Hospital. Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve our patients and visitors every day.

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 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 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.

Applications for the Spring 2024 Orientation track cohort will be accepted until February 2nd, 2024 at 11:59pm.

All newly licensed RNs with less than six months of acute RN experience at the time of application are required to participate in the RN Residency program. Newly licensed nurses must apply for the Registered Nurse Residency position.

Applications are accepted year round for 4 main cohorts including March, June, August, and October. Your cohort will be dependent on your start date. Start dates are dependent on licensure, onboarding, unit availability as well as your personal preference.

How to Apply:

All candidates, including current staff, should apply by completing an online application for the Nurse Residency Position.

Reminder: Items needed to complete your application are:

  • Online Application to Nurse Residency Position.

  • Resume

  • Student Stipend - Request

Responsibilities: Successfully functions as a Registered Nurse as defined in Iowa Nursing Regulations and Practice Act. Provides nursing care for patients and families and maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.

For more information about the program and specific details regarding cohort application deadlines please go to or if you have questions specific to your application or documents, please contact the Nurse Residency Program at 515.241.6864

Graduate of accredited nursing program. Newly licensed nurse within the last 6 months. Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa. Completion of residency program within the first 12 months of employment. Dept of Labor Level III (Medium) Work. Candidates must successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment strength and agility test at Medium Level of Work. Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English. EOE M/F/V/D

Requisition ID: 2023-138247

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Med/Surg Y5- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Days and/or Nights; every 3rd weekend and holiday rotation; 36 hours/week

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Post End Date: 2/3/2024