Catholic Health Initiatives LPN -8N ENT/Diabetes/Gen Surg- Mercy Medical Center (Monday-Friday Evening, occasional Weekends) in DES MOINES, Iowa

LPN -8N ENT/Diabetes/Gen Surg- Mercy Medical Center (Monday-Friday Evening, occasional Weekends)



Delivers, implements, and evaluates nursing care to

assigned patients under supervision of a registered nurse and is accountable

for patient care administered during the shift. Provides patient care

activities to patients of diverse ages.


  • Administers nursing care to patients under the

direction of the registered nurse; includes assessing patients, implementing

patient's plan of care, and evaluating the patient's response to care in

coordination with the physician.

  • Provides patient/family or

caregiver education as directed.

  • Utilizes hospital information

system to process orders/data and retrieve patient information.

  • Is knowledgeable in delegation

of tasks to certified nursing assistants, patient care technicians and nursing

technicians with patients.

  • Maintains knowledge of

documentation requirements needed for patients' records.

  • Works under direct supervision

using the Nurse Practice Act, Mercy Medical Center policies, nursing standards,

and nursing judgment.

  • Maintains knowledge of equipment

set-up, maintenance, and use (i.e., IV pumps, monitoring equipment, drainage


  • Works rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.

  • Initiates emergency support measures (i.e., cardiopulmonary

resuscitation, protecting patient from injury).

  • Takes assigned call as defined in unit policy.


  • Assists with patient care

duties/tasks (i.e., emptying drainage devices, ambulating, and hygiene).

  • Assists with clerical duties

(i.e., maintenance of chart, patient record, answering phones and call lights,

processing physician orders).

  • Maintains patient care supplies,

equipment, and environment.

  • Provides orientation/education

for staff, students, and health care members as directed.

  • Effectively assumes job

responsibilities of ancillary support during absence.



  • Possession of a current license as a practical nurse issued by the State of Iowa.

  • Successfully completes required medication examination prior to passing medication.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter – Child and/or Dependent Adult Abuse training within three (3) months of hire.

  • BLS certified by the end of the orientation period (approximately six (6) weeks).

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers cbchi

Job Nursing - LPN


Daily Schedule Mon-Fri Evenings

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0117474