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UnityPoint Health LPN - 3 Heart Inpatient Unit in Waterloo, Iowa

LPN, 3 Heart Inpatient Unit

Allen Hospital, Waterloo, IA

$5K Sign-on Bonus (0.4 FTE or higher)

Part-time, work one to two 12 hour shifts per week. Day (7am-7pm) or Night (7pm-7am) with every 3rd weekend & holiday rotation.

3 Heart is our 24-bed cardiac unit. The patients on this floor may have experienced chest pain, an MI, or be post-cardiac catheterization. They may also be post-operative from open heart surgery. This unit also cares for general medical or post-surgical patients.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ability to successfully complete a basic computer course on the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) through in-hospital training.

  • Shall have knowledge and understanding of the laws governing licensure and function within the legal boundaries of their discipline.

  • 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.

Why UnityPoint Health? 

  • 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. 

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

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

Requisition ID: 2023-131490

Street: 1825 Logan Ave

Name: 2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital

Name: Medical - 3 Heart- Logan

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.6

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Part-time, Day or Night Shifts

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