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)
GENERAL SUMMARY :
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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
- 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.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
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).
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
Primary Location IOWA-DES MOINES-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Daily Schedule Mon-Fri Evenings
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72
Weekends Required Occasional
Req ID: 2017-R0117474