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UnityPoint Health LPN-Powell 4 Stroke/Neuro/Medical-Methodist in Des Moines, Iowa

Powell 4 – Stroke/Medical Neuro/Trauma - Methodist

Full-Time and Part-Time and WEP, weekend and holiday rotation

Shift: Days, Nights

Benefits Eligible

Shift Differential for qualifying shifts

Sign-On Bonus: $5,000 for qualifying candidates

Powell 4 is a 19 bed Medical Neurology and Epilepsy Monitoring unit specializing in Stroke, Seizure disorders, and other neurology disorders. We are Primary Stroke Center Certified and have one of Central Iowa’s only Epilepsy monitoring units. Our dedicated team is committed to a multidisciplinary approach to patient centered care involving achieving best patient outcomes and safe discharge plans. Come be a part of our fascinating and rewarding team we have here on Powell 4!

Join our NEW model of care!

UnityPoint Health is embarking on an exciting and innovative care delivery model. Our new Collaborative Care Model (CCM) enables all members of the multidisciplinary care team to practice at the top of their scope – leveraging your unique skills, training, and strengths.

As an LPN in this care model, you will provide care for a specified group of patients, utilizing all the skills you have gained in obtaining your license. With the support of an RN and other team members of the care group, you will perform tasks or skills within your scope of practice, including but not limited to:

  • Provide safe and reliable patient centered care with support and supervision of an RN.

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members.

  • Manage care with ongoing assessments and vitals.

  • Administer medications as ordered by the provider.

  • Provide evidenced-based patient education starting at admission.

  • Document daily progress toward care plan goals.

  • Complete bedside procedures (e.g., foley, NG, dressing changes, drains, etc.).

  • Provide discharge education and review instructions with patient and/or caregivers.

  • Document in the electronic medical record

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Commitment to our Team – We're proud to be recognized as a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker's Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Visit to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work.

Clinical Excellence & Patient Care

  • Possesses the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide care for people with physical disability and chronic illness

  • Participates in patient/family educational activities and uses appropriate resources to implement an individualized teaching and discharge plan with patients and their families

  • Performs hands-on nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to achieve quality outcomes for patients

  • Reinforces the care provided by other team members

  • Provides direction and supervision of unlicensed assistive personnel (e.g., Patient Care Technician), demonstrates clinical judgment appropriate for the states LPN scope of practice, uses problem solving techniques and time-management principles, and delegates appropriately

  • Coordinates nursing care activities in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team to facilitate achievement of overall goals

  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills to develop a rapport with patients, their families, and health team members and to ensure the fulfilment of requirements for legal documentation and reimbursement

  • Maintains a strong commitment to the multidisciplinary health care team

  • Contributes to the assessment of the physical, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual dimensions of patients and their families, as well as their educational and discharge needs

  • Collaborates with other rehabilitation team members and contributes to the dynamic interdisciplinary plan of care

  • Implements the interdisciplinary plan of care within the scope of LPN/LVN practice and provides nursing care and education directly or through ancillary personnel, as needed, to maintain and restore function and prevent complications and further loss

  • Contributes to the evaluation of the nursing care and to the modification of the plan as needed to achieve measurable goals and objectives

  • Contributes to the interdisciplinary team process at team conferences and other team meetings and offers input into team decision making within their scope of practice.

  • Intervenes with team members and other healthcare professionals to ensure that the optimal opportunity for recovery is made available to the patient.

  • Collaborates with the staff nurse and other team members to achieve cost-effective care by utilizing appropriate clinical measures to meet emergent physical, psychosocial, and spiritual situations

  • Communicates effectively and interacts in a manner that facilitates the group process and team building.

  • Advocates and supports the rights of patients and families with care decisions.

  • Practice reflects knowledge of federal/state regulatory and accrediting agencies (e.g., Department of Inspection and Appeals (DIA))

Clinical Excellence & Patient Education

  • Reinforces information provided to patients about the disease processes underlying disabilities and teaches nursing techniques to help patients and their families develop the self-care skills necessary to move toward wellness on the illness-wellness continuum

  • Provides assistance to patients and their families within his/her scope of practice for future self-management and decision-making responsibilities by fostering patients’ independence and goal achievement

  • Reinforces the teaching done by the staff nurse and other specialists and other healthcare disciplines and provides resource materials for patients’ changing needs

  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Successful completion of a licensed practical nurse program from an accredited college.


Experience or clinical time in Post-Acute Care or an Acute Care environment.


Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Iowa.

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.


Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities. May drive a UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle.

Requisition ID: 2023-133140

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Name: Stroke/Neuro Medical- Meth

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 1.0

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Nights, Every 3rd weekend and holiday rotation. Full Time and Part Time

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