Licensed Practical Nurse, Mercy Home Care

Mercy Medical Center

This job 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

  • 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.
  • 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/in home 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
  • Responds appropriately to emergencies and life-threatening situations.
  • Follows Mercy's safety guidelines, carries out job-specific safety duties and responsibilities, and promptly reports any unsafe conditions, situations, incidents and injuries.

Department Specific Duties

  • Demonstrates ability to function independently.
  • Demonstrates tolerance of home environment and diverse lifestyle of patient/family.

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

  • Previous Patient Care Tech or Licensed Practical Nurse experience preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration

  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association (required).
  • Currently licensed to practice as a LPN in the state of Iowa or compact state (required).
  • Current valid driver's license, own reliable transportation and automobile insurance.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse & 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 · Mercy Home Care
Schedule: Full Time, Day, 0800-1630 M-F

Job ID: 80917

Posted 18 days ago

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