LPN-General Behavioral (Older Adult), Full Time

UnityPoint Health St. Lukes

Requisition ID
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1026 A Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
General Behavioral/1W
Scheduled Hours/Shift
day/evening rotation, every 4th weekend
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Are you interested in being part of a high performing team and providing support and compassion to patients with mental illness? St. Luke’s Inpatient Older Adult Behavioral Health unit has been providing acute mental health care services for years and are the experts in this field.  Mental Health Registered Nurses utilize trauma informed care techniques to provide support to patients in acute crisis, with a focus on immediate safety and ongoing support to successfully transition back into the community.

Why choose UnityPoint Health St. Luke’s Older Adult Behavioral Health Unit?

  • Better nurse-patient ratios than other comparable Acute Inpatient Behavioral Health Units
  • Safe working environments with access to 24/7 security services and additional BH response
  • You will have the opportunity to work with a large collaborative healthcare team.  The team includes a supportive nursing leadership team, nurses, patient care technicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, recreational therapists, care coordination, and social work.
  • Ability to cross-train across other age groups if desired


New Grad RNs welcome to apply! CPI and other certifications offered.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).  Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty.  Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.  Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.  Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. 

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Key Accountability

·         Assist with admission assessment which includes completion of the comprehensive evaluation of the mental status – patient’s mood affect, thought content and psychosocial issues.


Key Accountability

·         Assist with completion of the care plan, documents on the progress towards goals per unit policy.


Key Accountability

·         Maintains competence in the management of the patient undergoing ECT where applicable.

Is knowledgeable regarding managed care implications – precertifications and utilization review


Key Accountability

·         Maintains competence in performing procedures involved with the management of violent or potentially violent patients.  Complies with policies for restraint and seclusion per service guidelines.


Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·         Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·         Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·         Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·         Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·         Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·         Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·         Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·         Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·         Have the courage to challenge the status quo.



Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





Current licensure in good standing to practice as a licensed practical nurse in the state of Iowa.

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification as outlined by policy or obtain certification within 3 months from the date of hire.








Prefer one (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical ability.






Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.







Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English.

Basic computer knowledge using Word processing, spreadsheet, email, and web browser.







Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities. May drive a UPH vehicle, rental, or own vehicle.



Job ID: 73986

Posted 17 days ago

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