Licensed Practical Nurse, Cardiac Stroke

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
  • 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 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 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
  • Responds appropriately to emergencies and life-threatening situations.

Department Specific Duties
  • N/A
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 patient care tech or Licensed Practical Nurse experience preferred.
  • N/A
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Currently licensed to practice as a practical nurse in the state of Iowa required.
  • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
  • Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association preferred.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support will be required within 6 months of hire if not current.
Physical Demand Requirements
  • Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Cardiac-Stroke Center
Schedule: Full Time, Day/Evening, 0700-1930, every third weekend

Job ID: 83003

Posted 11 days ago

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