Nursing Assistant - Burn Unit 8JC - 50%/20 hours per week
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a Nursing Assistant to perform specific tasks to assist members of the Nursing team in providing patient care under the direct supervision of Registered Nurses.

Burn Treatment Center and Intermediate Care Unit (8 JCP):

This is a 17-bed unit equipped with a state of the art hydrotherapy room for burn/wound dressing care, a pediatric playroom and rehabilitation gym. The unit cares for both adult and pediatric burn patients as well as an adult trauma population requiring intermediate monitoring care. The unit has both inpatient and outpatient (Burn Clinic) facilities. Our staff also provide burn outreach and education and annually host a Burn Camp for burn patient survivors. The American College of Surgeons designated our unit as a Level I Burn Center since 1996.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform patient personal hygiene such as bathing, toileting, feeding, dressing, grooming and oral care for patients
  • Turn, position and ambulate patients
  • Assist patients with bedpans, urinals and perineal cleansing
  • Take temperature, pulse and blood pressure
  • Enter daily patient record charting in computer
  • Perform simple diagnostic/therapeutic procedures (i.e., dressing changes)
  • Clean equipment, patient bedside area and nursing unit
  • Set up rooms for patient admission
  • Transport patients by bed, cart or wheelchair
  • Transport equipment, specimens and supplies
  • Stock and supply patient rooms and Nursing unit
  • Perform basic CPR as required
  • Maintain patient confidentiality
Percent of Time: 50% - 20 hours per week
Rotating schedule. Flexible hours in 4, 8, or 12 hour blocks
Location: Roy Carver Pavilion (RCP)
Rotations: Every other weekend, every other holiday rotation
Merit Pay Plan:
Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
  • For more information about Why Iowa?, click here

Minimum Eligibilty Requirements:
  • Ability to read, write and follow instructions.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Has experience working in a health care environment with direct patient care.
  • Is a Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Ability to communicate effectively with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavior changes
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Customer service experince

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact the Kylie Arras at 319-384-6736 or

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Nursing Assistant
  • Appointment Type: Merit
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Pay Level: 4
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Kylie Arras
  • Contact Email:

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