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Clarke County Hospital LPN - Med/Surg Department - (Full Time) Nights in Osceola, Iowa

Company Overview

Join an award-winning team! Exceptional patient satisfaction reflects our positive work culture and our friendly staff throughout the hospital. We strive to make a difference by providing excellent, compassionate care.

Job Summary

Provide professional nursing care, under supervision, in an individual manner considering physical, psychological, environmental, spiritual, social, economic and rehabilitative needs according to established standard and practices.

Depending upon the environment of care, the following age groups are considered: infancy (birth to 12 months), toddler, (1-4 years), preschool (4-6 years), school age (6-12 years), adolescents (12-18 years), early adult (18-44 years), middle adult (44-59 years), late adult (60 years and older).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consult with and keep supervisor informed of activities, needs and problems with regards to patients.

  • Administer medications, perform treatments as prescribed, make rounds with physicians and assist as needed, discontinue IV?s, changing dressings, apply suction, give catheter care, check tubing and drain bags, take vital signs, and perform charting duties under the general supervision of an RN.

  • Assist in admit of patients, assist in obtaining required information, take and transcribe physician orders and place in EMR, provide for patient comfort and ensure that room is adequately supplied, prepare patients for meals, pass trays, assist or feed patients as needed.

  • Will have input into the patient?s care plan with the primary registered nurse.

  • Give a.m. and p.m. care such as baths, personal hygiene, oral care, etc. and prepare patients for naps and bedtime; give bedpans, urinals, assist patients to commode or bathroom, collect specimens as ordered, ambulate patients, reposition patients; take and record vital signs, check and record intake and output, observe patients for color and condition of skin, response to medications, treatments, symptoms, adverse reactions, emesis, drainage and discharges, bleeding, and record observations and report to supervisor or physician as required.

  • Monitor patients for critical changes and initiate emergency procedures as required.

  • Institute nursing measures to prevent patients from developing complications and alleviate discomfort and pain.

  • Inform supervisor if standards of care are not being met.

  • Check medical equipment, IV?s etc. for proper functioning and report problems.

  • Answer call lights, telephones and respond as appropriate.

  • Perform various cleaning procedures as needed.

  • Adheres to hospital policies, procedures, objectives, safety, environmental, infection control and quality assurance program.

  • Maintain all required records, reports, statistics etc.

  • Assist in the care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.

  • Participate in educational programs and in service meetings. Attend meetings as required.

  • Follow all Hospital Safety standards and participate in Safety Training.

  • Actively participate in team oriented decision making process. Is a team player, willing to be flexible and open to others ideas.

  • Focus portions of daily work towards high customer satisfaction. The goal of all employees is to meet or exceed our customer?s expectations 100% of the time.

  • Develop a proactive mind set toward the job. Observes opportunities for improvement, formulates ideas, communicates those ideas with their supervisor and/or other staff, and carries out variations in work habits in continuous improvement.

  • Responsible for adhering to standards, procedures and goals relating to the Compliance Program. Expected to report conduct that is known or suspected to be illegal or in violation of the organizational policy. Reporting may be in person or in writing to supervisor or manager, Compliance Officer or verbally through Compliance Reporting Line (ext.5442).

  • Performs other duties as directed by a proper authority as indicated in an approved Hospital policy

    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:

    High school diploma plus graduation from a recognized Practical Nursing program.

    Experience:

    Hospital experience preferred.

    License(s)/Certification(s):

    Valid driver?s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. Must have a current LPN license to practice in the state of Iowa.

    BLS within 6 months of hire.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

    Must be able to read write and speak English. Basic Computer skills needed.

    Other:

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

    Benefits and Perks

  • Fantastic culture & team work in a fun environment

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS)

  • Paid Time Off and Sick Leave

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Free Long Term Disability coverage

  • Free Life Insurance

  • Free access to workout equipment

  • Vision services discounts

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • OTC drug discount purchase

    Equal Opportunity Employer

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