RN-Mental Health Unit

Unity Point Health

Job Description

Scheduled Hours/Shift:  7:00pm-7:00am, every third weekend
Part Time Benefits
IO #: 319-1

21-bed adult inpatient unit accepting a wide range of diagnoses from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and behavioral disturbances. All of our rooms are private and monitored 24/7 by camera. We follow a multidisciplinary team approach for each patient.

The care team includes: psychiatrist, ARNP, RN, social work/mental health counselors, discharge navigator, occupational therapy services, patient care techs and safety techs.

Staffing for the unit during 1st and 2nd shift is four RNs, two patient care techs and two safety techs.

We have social work or occupational therapy staff on the unit until 6 p.m.

On 3rd shift, we have less staff since we encourage our patients to sleep through the night without waking them. During 3rd shift, we have two RNs, one patient care tech and two safety techs

Sign-on bonus is available to qualified hires.


To assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care at Registered Nurse skill level, in collaboration with the Medical Plan of Care, with a minimum of assistance. To function as primary care leader, associate, or charge nurse so that optimum quality of patient care is maintained according to the philosophy and objectives of Allen Hospital. To exercise accountability responsibility, authority, autonomy, and act as a role model and resource person with expanded theory and expertise.


Current license in the state of Iowa or meets criteria established by Iowa Board of Nursing. Minimum of Associates Degree in Nursing required or comparable experience. Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred. Ability to plan, assess, implement, and evaluate the nursing care delivered to a group of patients. Ability to assume responsibility for personal and professional growth. Able to meet the physical demands on file in the Human Resources Department.

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