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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Part-time in Waterloo, Iowa

LPN

Allen Hospital, Resource/Float Pool

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus

Part-time, Daytime, Night & Weekend options available!

Responsible for providing safe and reliable patient care, under the direction and supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). Assists the RN in the nursing process, consistent with accepted and prevailing practice, which includes monitoring, observing, and reporting reactions to the patient’s plan of care. Performs tasks or skills which fall within the scope of practice of a licensed practical nurse.

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  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named 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 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. 

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  • Collaborates with healthcare team to provide patient care. Consults with supervisory RN and/or other healthcare team members, as appropriate.

  • Obtains instruction and supervision, as necessary, when implementing new or unfamiliar nursing practices or techniques.

  • Contributes to the admission assessment process by collecting, reporting and recording objective and subjective data in an accurate and timely manner, within scope of practice. (The initial assessment must be performed by the RN.)

  • Assists in the identification of and supports a multidisciplinary approach to determine appropriate patient care interventions to maintain comfort, support human functions and responses and maintain an environment conducive to safety and well-being.

  • Assists the healthcare team to achieve the patient care outcomes and goals of care.

  • Administers medications and performs tasks within scope of practice.

  • Collaborates with the patient/family to anticipate steps needed to ensure safe transitions in care.

  • Informs supervisory RN of any changes in patient condition in a timely manner.

  • Collaborates with the RN and other healthcare team members to communicate progress towards agreed upon goals of care. Assists in updating the plan and goals of care to reflect changes in needs, under the direction of the supervisory RN.

  • Multidisciplinary patient charting is completed in real-time to assure that goals of care and patient outcomes are being achieved.

  • Completes hand-offs with attention to detail and with safety as a priority.

  • Communicates with providers during routine rounding and on an as needed basis.

  • Integrates patient/family teaching throughout the hospitalization, including the overview of the plan and goals of care, pre- and post-operative procedures, diagnostic procedures and discharge teaching. (Validation of patient learning at time of discharge remains the responsibility of the supervisory RN or RN designee.)

  • Integrates preventative health maintenance into the education plan.

  • Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

  • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education, as applicable.

  • Completed an accredited LPN program.

  • Previous CNA/PCT experience preferred.

  • Possess current LPN licensure in the State of Iowa or compact state.

  • Writes, reads, speaks, and comprehends fluent English.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to perform basic nursing procedures and the operation of specialized equipment.

  • Complies with established department routines, policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication skills with patients, families, healthcare team members and other customers.

  • Demonstrates real-time EMR documentation in accordance with hospital and unit policies.

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

Requisition ID: 2022-116217

Street: 1825 Logan Ave

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Name: NursingFloat-Resource- Logan

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.4

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Part-time, Day, Night & Weekend options available

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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