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  • Licensed Practical Nurse + SIGN ON BONUS

    Posted: 08/31/2021

    Purpose of Job

    • Accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families according to the individualized needs of the patient.
    • Assist the Registered Nurse by obtaining initial assessment of patient and on-going patient observation.
    • Job Requirements
      • Education

        • Graduate of accredited school of nursing required.
      • Experience

      • License/Certifications

        • Current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) License, valid compact multistate license to work in Iowa or temporary permit while awaiting licensure required.
        • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
      • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

        • Knowledge of nursing practices and principles, medications and effects, charting and notes.
        • Knowledge of the operation and use of equipment and manual dexterity.
        • Ability to apply nursing practices and principles.
        • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with staff, patients, visitors, physicians and other departments.
        • Ability to learn and adapt to changing nursing practices.
        • Ability to apply positive patient relations when dealing with patients, staff, physicians or the public.
    • Physical Requirements
      • Weight Demands
        • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
      • Physical Activity

        • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
          • Climbing
          • Crawling
          • Kneeling
          • Sitting
        • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
          • Balancing
          • Carrying
          • Crouching
          • Distinguish colors
          • Keyboarding/typing
          • Lifting
          • Pulling/Pushing
          • Repetitive Motions
          • Stooping/bending
          • Twisting
        • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
          • Fingering/Touching
          • Grasping
          • Hearing
          • Reaching
          • Seeing/Visual
          • Speaking/talking
          • Standing
          • Walking
      • Job Hazards

        • Not Related:
          • Electrical Shock/Static
          • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Rate (1%-33%):
          • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Occasionally (34%-66%):
          • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
          • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
          • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Frequent (67%-100%):
          • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
          • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
          • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
    • Essential Job Functions
      • Essential Functions I

        • Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.
          • Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.
          • Introduces self by name.
          • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.
          • Addresses patients and others by surname.
          • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.
          • Knows and demonstrates 6 step customer complaint management process.

        • Assist the Registered Nurse (RN) by obtaining initial assessment of patient and on-going patient observation.
          • Completes initial assessment and documentation within standards set by nursing service.
          • Informs team leader/director of change in patient's status immediately.
          • Utilizes policies and procedures and Standards of Care to assess patient.

        • Performs nursing care as assigned by Charge Nurse, utilizing policies and procedures, Standards of Care and Care Plan.
          • Demonstrates skill in conceptual, technical, and procedural nursing practice to include unit specific policies and procedures outlines from orientation checklist.
          • Performs patient care and treatments in a timely manner.
          • Documents care and patient responses following policies and procedures for documentation.
          • Safely and accurately administers medication without incident.
          • Reports variances to team leader/director immediately.

        • Conducts patient teaching according to needs identified by discharge planning and care plan.
          • Conducts patient education utilizing available resources and documentation on patient education form.
          • Documents appropriate information on discharge forms.

        • Provides safety measures to protect staff and patients.
          • Utilizes patient restraints and documentation according to hospital policy.
          • Utilizes bed rails according to policy.
          • Reports safety hazards to director/charge nurse immediately.
          • Completes variance report within eight (8) hours of occurrence or incident.
          • Removes unsafe or unnecessary equipment.
          • Keeps room in a neat and orderly fashion.

        • Communicates verbally and in writing with patients, visitors, employees and medical staff.
          • Demonstrates courteous, helpful and professional behavior.
          • Provides team leader/director with complete and accurate report on patient's condition.
          • Actively participates in unit meeting.
          • Utilizes appropriate communication channels in attempting change.
      • Essential Functions II


        • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

        • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

        • Other duties as assigned.

    Position Type: Full-time,Part-time