Licensed Practical Nurse, Birthplace

Mercy Medical Center

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 Duties
  • Responds appropriately to emergencies and life-threatening situations.
  • Provides limited intravenous therapy under the direct supervision of an RN in accordance with the Iowa Board of Nursing scope of practice
  • Performs bedside nursing care under the direct supervision of an RN.
  • Effectively organizes and prioritizes daily work and makes adjustments, taking into consideration the needs of the patient, department, physicians, and other staff.
  • Accepts telephone and verbal orders from physicians and mid-level providers
  • Consistently communicates appropriate patient information to care providers, registered nurses and other members of the health care team in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to implement and evaluate patient response to the plan of care.
  • Makes observations and collects data on assigned patients and provides input into the plan of care based on the information collected.
  • Ensure 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 outcome

Department Specific Duties
  • Responsible for OR continuous readiness throughout shift
  • Performs scrub and/or surgical assist duties for cesarean sections, vaginal deliveries and other obstetrical surgeries
  • Provides patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse in Birthplace, NICU and Pediatrics
  • Demonstrates flexibility in adjusting to patients’ personal birthing experiences preferences. Promotes breastfeeding through support and education
  • Performs and documents patient rounds: asks about patient comfort & needs, removes trays, tidies rooms, assists to bathroom, etc.
  • Participates in vaginal deliveries by setting up delivery tables, assisting with bed adjustments and responds to requests by RN & physician; after delivery assists RN to clean the room as needed
  • Demonstrates positive communication and collaboration with all team members, checks in with Shift Supervisor/Charge RN frequently for priority assignments and proactively plans for unit needs
  • Provides clerical support duties including patient admissions, telephone communications, escorts patient at time of admission and discharge, completes order entry accurately and timely, copies records, performs chart assembly, etc.
  • Performs Surgical Assistant duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned including floating to other hospital departments
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.
  • Models exemplary customer service skills including verbal and non-verbal skills and proper phone etiquette.
  • Creates a welcoming environment for all healthcare team members.
  • Committed to ongoing self-development and learning.
Professional Experience
  • Previous experience preferred.
  • N/A
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association (required).
  • Currently licensed to practice as a practical nurse in the state of Iowa or compact state (required).
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse & Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Birthplace
Schedule: Part Time, Variable/Rotating Shifts, 7a-7p and 7p-7a, every 3rd weekend, call required

Job ID: 80840

Posted 15 days ago

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