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.

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!

Inpatient Care

Adult Psychiatry

This 22-bed unit provides care for adult psychiatric patients with a focus on treating people with eating disorders, mood disorders, or emotional management problems. The approach to patient care is one that encourages teamwork among the nursing staff and between disciplines. Staff on 1JPW learn and utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills in their interactions with 1JPW patients.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

John Pappajohn Pavillion (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

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.

Geriatric Psychiatry (2 JPE)

John Pappajohn Pavillion (2 JPE) is a 14-bed 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 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.

Psychiatry Inpatient Unit (3 BT)

This unit is a 15-bed secure unit that serves adult patients who have acute physical illnesses in conjunction with an acute 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 (1 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 a Eating Disorders and Mood Disorder track. Some people enter the PPH from the community. For others, PPH is a transition from an inpatient stay.