UnityPoint Health

LPN CDU

Requisition ID
2021-101606
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IA-Sioux City
Address
2720 Stone Park Blvd
Affiliate
7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
City
Sioux City
Department
Clinical Decision Unit
State
IA
FTE
0.9
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
7a-7p Every Other Weekend
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's 

The LPN practices under the supervision of the Registered Nurse in coordinating the care of patients and families utilizing the nursing process and the skills that are part of their functions as a LPN. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health within the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.

Responsibilities

Clinical Excellence:

  • Provides direction and supervision of unlicensed assistive personnel (i.e. Patient Care Technician), demonstrates clinical judgment appropriate for Iowa’s LPN scope of practice, uses problem solving techniques and time-management principles, and delegates appropriately.

Collaboration

  • Assists in creating a positive work environment by working with team members to develop and facilitate initiatives to strive for positive outcomes in quality and care of patients. Effectively communicates with all team members, physicians, ancillary staff and all customers.

Delivery of Care

  • Complies with all policies and procedures, and guides team members with compliance. Maintains a safe and clean environm Compiles with all safety goals, infection prevention and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Assists patients with ADL’s according to hospital procedures, reports all abnormal findings and changes in patient condition to Registered Nurse in charge of patient. Assists with ambulation of patients, and uses assist devices as appropriate to protect patient and staff member.

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

 

Graduate of accredited nursing program.  

 

Experience:

 

 

 

 

 

Experience in skilled nursing, long term care or acute rehabilitation.

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Iowa.

 

Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.

 

Obtain CPI certification within (6) six months from date of hire

 

Completion of Basic Arrhythmia class within first year of hire.

 

Must obtain and maintain NIHSS education prior to end of orientation and complete every 2 years

 

Completion of eight hours of stroke

education prior to the end of orientation and annually

 

Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

 

 

 

Other:

 

 

 

 

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities.  May drive a UPH vehicle, rental or own vehicle.

 

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