Healthcare & Nursing Careers at UCS Healthcare
When you join UCS Healthcare, you become a part of an innovative and contemporary healthcare team in Central Iowa. Our flexible nursing jobs, couseling positions and jobs in mental health are rewarding. And by rewarding, we mean we both take good care of our patients, but also, our balanced schedules and benefits package reward you, too, literally.
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UCS Healthcare is a CARF-accredited, non-profit healthcare organization. We are headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, with additional offices in Ankeny and Knoxville. We have 11 satellite sites in Ames, Atlantic, Burlington, Carroll, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Decorah, Fort Dodge, Osceola, Ottumwa and Waterloo that offer Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) services in partnership with certified treatment providers across the state of Iowa. We promise our patients an individualized, integrated plan that engages the resources of the entire community to address their concerns.
What Sets UCS Healthcare Apart From Other Nursing Jobs in Iowa
Our professional team works together to use industry-leading best practices and philosophies to tailor an effective plan for each client and family member in certain cases. This could not be possible without our team of nurses and counselors, which is why we offer a variety of benefits that reflect and emphasize the importance of work-life balance, mental health and personal and career development.
UCS Healthcare has a unique culture compared to other healthcare facilities that foster nursing careers and jobs in behavioral health. Because we emphasize the value of our patients’ physical and mental health, our treatment is much more individualized and slow-paced. Serving a variety of diverse social, economic and cultural Iowa populations, our nurses and counselors deserve the same compassion and respect that they give our patients.
We Have a Passion For What We Do
You’ve heard the saying, “When you love what you do, you won’t work a day in your life.” As a whole, we agree! Employees who find the most joy in their day are those who have a passion for holistic patient well-being and comprehensive healthcare. In many instances, we’ve found the employees who thrive at UCS are ones with a personal connection to one of our service offerings.
Enjoy Flexible Nursing Jobs & Hours
You can happily wish 12-hour shifts, overnights and Sunday hours a farewell because at UCS, we provide flexible nursing jobs that don’t include overworking our staff. On top of providing a balanced schedule, we offer a wide range of nursing and counseling jobs that generate a plethora of opportunities to maintain an exciting career at UCS Healthcare!
Supportive & Innovative Work Environment
There are greater learning opportunities and on-the-job training in our integrated, multidisciplinary care setting. Instead of following one focus area, you’ll have the opportunity to learn on-the-job training for many types of care. By putting our clients first, our nurses, counselors and doctors communicate openly about the treatments and plans to care for the patients.
Because we are a non-profit organization and value giving our patients modern care, we use our resources to try new and innovative solutions. One of the ways we are doing so is through the Opioid Settlement Fund from the Attorney General of Iowa. We used the funds to renovate an RV to use as our mobile clinic and are able to provide free healthcare services related to medicated assisted treatment (MAT) to underserved communities!
UCS Healthcare is the only healthcare organization in Iowa offering free services related to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) on a mobile clinic. Because our staff can see Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) patients and prescribe Suboxone, we’re able to save lives and care for underserved communities through our mobile medical services.
Our Services and Current Available Nursing & Counseling Jobs
People who have counseling jobs or a nursing career go into the medical field with a passion for making a difference, and our staff is truly doing that at UCS! With our unique lineup of medical and healthcare services, like substance use disorder treatments, mental health counseling, and LGBTQIA+ medical care, you have the opportunity to be a part of life-changing medical care. See the list below for the types of health positions we normally hire, or check out our careers site for the most updated list of open positions:
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- Explore Our Nursing Jobs
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Certified Medical Assistants, Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.
- Find Fulfilling Counseling Jobs
Mental Health Therapists and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselors.
- Apply For Behavior Health Jobs
Care Coordinators, Drug Screening Coordinators, Intake Coordinators, Patient Advocates, Patient Services Representatives and Peer Recovery Coaches.
- Discover Admin Positions & Other Jobs
Billing Specialists, Credentialing Specialists, Data Reporting Analysts, Internships/Practicum/Rotations, IT Specialists, Medical Doctors, Patient Services Representatives and Pharmacists.
Wide Array of Nursing Career & Counseling Jobs Benefits
UCS Healthcare has received the Best Place for Working Parents® designation three years in a row (2021-2023) because of our family-friendly policies and benefits:
- Possible hybrid office and work-from-home schedule if work tasks allow
- Health Insurance PPO or HMO employee premiums paid at 95%
- Family health insurance plan available
- Employee dental insurance paid at 95%
- Family dental insurance plan available
- Employee and family vision insurance plans available
- Employer paid $15,000 employee life insurance coverage
- Employee and family supplemental life and AD&D plans available
- 403(b) plan with matching employer contribution up to 4% after one year
- Flexible spending account(s)
- Paid time off (PTO) bank (accrue up to 240 hours the first year, including seven observed holidays per calendar year)
- Volunteer time off (VTO) up to 8 hours per calendar year
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Dress for your day attire
- Tuition reimbursement
- A corporate partnership with Upper Iowa University (UIU) for reduced tuition costs
- Free parking on-site
- Expenses for ongoing training and conferences
- Payment of licensing fees and continuing education credit fees
- Malpractice insurance for medical providers
- Employer-paid licensure supervision for clinical providers
- On-site lunchroom at our Ankeny, West Des Moines and Knoxville locations
- Lactation room at our West Des Moines location
- Gender-neutral restrooms at our West Des Moines location
- Employee Mentorship Program
- Equifax "The Work Number" Employer Verification Network
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The UCS Healthcare team plays a crucial role in realizing our vision of becoming the leading provider of integrated healthcare services for our diverse community. Our patients count on our substance use counselors, mental health therapists and employees with nursing careers to provide substance use disorder treatment, medical care, mental health therapy and more. See our open positions and apply to become a part of our patients' stories.
UCS Healthcare is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.