Mercy Cedar Rapids
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/Position Specific Duties
Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Ensure 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 expanded 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.
Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions
Performs water treatment testing, accurately documents, and notifies appropriate personal of testing results outside of the established standards.
Performs dialysis treatments (machine set up, programming, monitoring, initiation and discontinuing etc.) according to unit policy and procedures.
Recognizes or identifies opportunities for department improvements and provides ideas and solutions.
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.
Professional Experience- Required vs. Preferred
Previous patient care tech or LPN experience preferred.
Education-Required vs. Preferred
Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred
Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), in accordance with the American Heart Association (required).
Currently licensed to practice as a practical nurse in the state of Iowa (required).
Physical Activity Requirements
Constant = 67-100% of workday
Frequent = 34-66% of workday
Occasional = 33% or less of workday
Physical Demand Requirements
Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently
Full Time, Day/Evening, M/W/F day evening rotation full and part-time shifts available