Psychiatric Nursing Units

Experience the Benefits of the Iowa Difference

Forbes magazine named University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, among the top 10 health care employers in the country for 2018. 

UI Hospitals & Clinics was the first hospital in Iowa to be designated a Magnet Hospital (2004) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the first hospital in Iowa to be re-designated three times (2008, 2013 and 2018).

Our hospital has 85 beds designated for inpatient psychiatric care, and our outpatient clinics care for hundreds of patients each week.

Inpatient Care

Adult Psychiatry (7 RC)

The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics will be opening a new psychiatric inpatient unit in Spring 2021. This state-of-the-art unit design features private rooms, natural light-filled spaces, open nurses’ station and exercise rooms. Innovative technology has been integrated into this space to promote a safe environment for staff and patients.

7RC is separated into a 12-bed mood disorder unit and a 13-bed eating disorder unit. We will utilize an evidence based, patient-centered, interdisciplinary approach, with contributions from physicians, psychologists, advance practice providers, master level therapists, nurses, social workers, dieticians, occupational and recreational therapists, all striving to work collaboratively with patients and families to provide the best possible care. 7RC will feature a new collaborative position, behavioral health consultant, with the goal to elevate the patient and team outcomes. Evidence based therapeutic modalities utilized on the unit will include dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma informed care.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry(1 JPE)

1 JPE is a 15-bed inpatient unit dedicated to child and adolescent (3-17 years old) psychiatry services. This unit patient population includes depression, anxiety, eating disorder, intellectual disability, substance abuse, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The unit provides structured therapy, including Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. Unique unit design features Circle School, playground, and gym to improve patient experience and outcomes.

Crisis Stabilization Unit (7 JPP CSU)

The CSU is a short-stay unit, with a maximum capacity of 12. We are prepared to handle patients who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis and in need of immediate around-the-clock care and observation. The CSU’s open concept features a large central room with comfortable reclining chairs rather than traditional hospital beds. Individual therapy spaces are located immediately off this large room. Patients will have other home-like touches, including TVs, music, and Web access. Read more.

CSU: An example of innovative approaches to care

What does this all mean to you? Psychiatric Services nursing jobs at UI Hospitals & Clinics come with competitive salaries and outstanding benefits. If comprehensive insurance coverage, tuition reimbursement, generous paid vacation/sick/holiday accruals, and an outstanding professional recognition program sound good to you, come join the team!

We care for the people who care for our patients. Apply today!

Geriatric Psychiatry (2 JPE)

2 JPE is a 14-bed adult inpatient unit dedicated to geriatric and adult psychiatric services. This unit patient population includes dementia, depression, anxiety, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s. Services provided include medication management, assistance with daily activities, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, and electroconvulsive therapy.

Neuropsychiatric Unit (2 JPW)

2JPW is a 22-bed adult unit that provides care for patients with general psychiatric conditions, with a particular emphasis on thought disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar, and other psychoses. 2JPW also provides specialized services for patients with an intellectual disability and co-occurring mental illness with challenging behaviors receiving care from ID-MI Service (Intellectual Disability-Mental Illness).

Psychiatry Inpatient Unit (3 BT)

This unit is a 15-bed secure adult unit that provides comprehensive medicine psychiatric nursing care to adult patients with acute medical illness in conjunction with a psychiatric disorder. 3 BT is one of only a few such specialized medical/psychiatric units in the country.

Outpatient Care

Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (1 JPP)

The clinic uses an interdisciplinary approach to provide outpatient psychiatric care to adults.

Chemical Dependency Service (5 BT)

The Chemical Dependency Service is an outpatient treatment service offering multiple levels of care for patients with substance abuse problems. The program operates during the day and evening Monday through Friday.

Child Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (2 JPP)

The clinic provides outpatient assessment and therapy for children and adolescents with psychiatric problems.

Psychiatric Partial Hospital (PPH) (5 BT)

The service provides intensive psychiatric services in an outpatient setting as an alternative to inpatient care, providing an Eating Disorders and Mood Disorder track. Some people enter the PPH from the community. For others, PPH is a transition from an inpatient stay.