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The University of Iowa PRN LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse - Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit (6JC) in Iowa City, Iowa

[ PRN LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse - Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit (6JC)

Posting ID 139391

Department Nursing Service/UIHC

Jobcode Licensed Practical Nurse

Working Title PRN LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse - Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit (6JC)

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursingis seeking a hourly, PRNLicensed Practical Nurseto work in the Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit.

Neuroscience Intermediate Unit (6 JCP):

The 6 JCP unit is a 47-bed intermediate and acute care neuroscience unit caring for adult neurology and neurosurgical patient population requiring telemetry monitoring, ventriculostomies with intracranial pressure monitoring, and intensive neurological monitoring. Patient diagnoses include stroke, central nervous system (CNS) autoimmune diseases, surgeries of the brain and spinal cord, and neurological traumas involving the head, brain, and spinal cord. Our honors and awards include:

  • Joint Commission Stroke Center of Excellence
  • Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care
  • The Joint Commission Designated Primary Stroke Center

Summary:

  • Functions within the scope of the practical nursing license to provide care to patients following the plan of care established by the registered nurse. Performs technical assessments, administers immunizations, assists with minor surgeries, administers medications and treatments, fits orthopedic devices, and may manage clinic programs

Position responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Under direct supervision of physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or registered nurse,
  • Performs technical, patient care and related clerical functions in an ambulatory setting.
  • Duties may involve the use of electronic word/data processing equipment and/or conventional office equipment.
  • Provides patient education regarding diagnosis, medication and treatment under direct or indirect supervision of the physician, or as directed by clinic protocols.
  • Applies dressings, assesses and documents wound condition, removes sutures, assures proper fit of orthopedic equipment, and provides treatments according to standardized protocols. Responsible for instructing patients on the specific procedures for follow-up care.
  • Initiates basic cardiac life support and assists in emergency situations as needed.
  • Assures timely reporting of lab work to physician staff and appropriate transfer of medical records as directed by physician or as requested by patients.
  • Maintains appropriate inventory of medical equipment and patient education materials in patient examination areas.
  • Performs physical assessment, which may include vital signs, weight, height, and current history and makes observations relevant to patient conditions. Documents and/or reviews all pertinent data, including allergies, current medications, and health history.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with the Iowa Board of Nursing, or eligible for temporary work permit. Responsible to take the required continuing education hours to maintain a valid LPN certification.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Contact

KYLIE GUY Phone: 319-384-6736 Email: Kylie Guy

Application Instructions In order to be considered, applicants must send your resume that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position to kylie-arras@uiowa.edu.

Ad Start Date 01/24/2024

Ad End Date 12/31/2024 The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment or in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disabil ty, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.

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