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Pine Acres Rehabilitation & Care Center RN/ LPN 6a-2p, 2p-10p, 10p-6a, every other weekend in West Des Moines, Iowa

General Job Summary:

Our nurses work hard to give quality care to our residents. We work as a team to ensure the resident's needs are met and they get care they deserve. Join the Pine Acres team and make a difference in your life and theirs! Work in a environment where we care about our employees.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Our nurses are responsible for the following duties and responsibilities which are considered essential functions of the position.

  • Evaluate resident needs, conditions and care: assist in developing nursing care plans for individual residents, including rehabilitative and restorative activities and instruction in self-help, instruct relatives in home care and rehabilitation.

  • Communicate with family members regarding the condition and progress of the resident, including in-person discussion and answering telephone inquiries.

  • Assist the physician in rounds, review physician’s orders, order medications, maintain residents chart, notify charge nurse of residents condition and any unusual or abnormal observations.

  • Requisition the necessary supplies, equipment, linens, emergency drugs, and other materials to meet the unit needs, make sure the equipment is clean and in good working order.

  • Maintain unit records, including charting duties and maintenance of narcotic records, carry out treatment/medication orders.

  • Responsible for admission and orientation of new patients and relatives, check identifications, check physicians orders, transfer and pre-admission information, review patent medical and social history.

  • Responsible for work assignment of individuals in the nursing area with authority to make changes and revise duties in order to meet resident needs, ensure that staff members complete assigned duties.

  • Assist with employment evaluations for all employees in department where necessary, provide counseling to nursing assistants on performance improvement.

  • Make daily rounds to evaluate emotional and physical needs of residents during tour of duty, attempt to fulfill spiritual and physiological needs of patients, give emergency treatment when required, notify physician and carry out physician’s orders.

  • Maintain resident information and Fountain West internal affairs in strict confidence.

  • Assist with training and orientation of new department employees.

  • Follow Fountain West policies concerning personal grooming, appearance, and appropriate dress code requirements.



  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, and must possess and be responsible for all actions necessary to maintain a current license with the Iowa Board of Nursing. Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse is acceptable. Must be able to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions in English.

    Continuous Education

  • It is the responsibility of the Charge Nurse to meet all continuing education requirements, whether internal or mandated by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Failure to maintain a current license with the Iowa Board of Nursing for any reason will be grounds for termination.

  • Physical Activity Requirements:

    Lifting Requirements

  • The Charge Nurse is frequently called upon to lift charts and equipment weighing up to 10 pounds. The Staff Nurse will constantly be called upon to lift equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds. Occasionally, Staff Nurses will be required to assist with lifting residents weighing up to and exceeding 160 pounds.

    Carrying Requirements

  • The Charge Nurse is regularly called upon to carry objects, including charts and equipment of up to ten pounds. The Staff Nurse occasionally will be called upon to carry equipment up to 25 pounds. Carrying in excess of 25 pounds is not required.

    Socialization Requirements

  • Charge Nurses are required to work with all other persons in the department. The ability to get along and socialize with others is essential. In addition, the Charge Nurse is responsible for hands-on patient care requiring the ability to meet and deal with residents and their families. Good communication and socialization skills are essential.

    Other Physical Requirements

  • Charge Nurses will regularly be expected to stand, sit, and walk. Staff Nurses will occasionally be called upon to squat, kneel, bend, crawl, twist and crouch.