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Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids
Department: Hallmar
Schedule: Part Time
Shift: Evening/Night
Hours: Mostly 12hr evening/night shifts
Requisition #: 6737
Job Details:
  • This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care through participation in the interdisciplinary team; the LPN performs designated procedures under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

    Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions

    • Ensures that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcomes
    • Makes observations and collects data on assigned patients and provides input into the plan of care based on the information collected.
    • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to implement and evaluate patient response to the plan of care.
    • Consistently communicates appropriate patient information to care providers, registered nurses and other members of the health care team in a timely manner.
    • Accepts telephone and verbal orders from physicians and mid-level providers
    • Effectively organizes and prioritizes daily work and makes adjustments, taking into consideration the needs of the patient, department, physicians, and other staff.
    • Performs bedside nursing care under the direct supervision of an RN.
    • Provides limited intravenous therapy under the direct supervision of an RN in accordance with the Iowa Board of Nursing scope of practice (N/A for Hospice)
    • Responds appropriately to emergencies and life-threatening situations.

    Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions

    • Performs care conference assessments as assigned to help create a plan of care for best resident outcomes.
    • Reviews staffing during each shift to ensure proper staffing compliment to resident's needs; making arrangements as needed to fill staffing gaps.
    • Works efficiently and independently in the charge nurse role.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and abilities.
    • Sound background in basic nursing principles and procedures.
    • Demonstrates ability to provide safe and effective basic nursing care.

    Professional Experience- Required vs. Preferred

    • Previous patient care tech or Licensed Practical Nurse experience preferred.
    • Previous experience in long term preferred

    Education-Required vs. Preferred

    • N/A

    Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred

    • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association (required).
    • Currently licensed to practice as a practical nurse in the state of Iowa (required).

    Physical Activity Requirements

    • Constant = 67-100% of workday
      • Standing
      • Walking
      • Grasping
      • Feeling
    • Frequent = 34-66% of workday
      • Reaching
      • Sitting
      • Lifting
      • Fingering
      • Talking
      • Hearing
      • Repetitive motion
      • Balancing
      • Stooping
      • Pushing
      • Pulling
      • Handling
    • Occasional = 33% or less of workday
      • Kneeling
      • Crouching
      • Climbing

    Physical Demand Requirements

    • Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

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