Licensed Practical NurseFEATURED

Mercy Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids

Job Description

If you love geriatric care, but dont love traditional residential facilities, wed like to welcome you home to Hallmar at Mercy Medical Center! During its nearly 60 years of trusted senior care, Hallmar has evolved from one of the first nursing services of its kind in Iowa to a perfect place to call home for 50 residents. Guided by the compassionate components of The Mercy Touch, Hallmar caregivers equip residents with the resources to live happy, safe lives with fast access to healthcare as part of the hospital. Our elders have so much to teach us, join the Hallmar team and learn from the best!

Job/Position Specific Duties

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Responds appropriately to emergencies and life-threatening situations.
Provides limited intravenous therapy under the direct supervision of an RN in accordance with the Iowa Board of Nursing scope of practice (N/A for Hospice)
Performs bedside nursing care under the direct supervision of an RN.
Effectively organizes and prioritizes daily work and makes adjustments, taking into consideration the needs of the patient, department, physicians, and other staff.
Accepts telephone and verbal orders from physicians and mid-level providers
Consistently communicates appropriate patient information to care providers, registered nurses and other members of the health care team in a timely manner.
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to implement and evaluate patient response to the plan of care.
Makes observations and collects data on assigned patients and provides input into the plan of care based on the information collected.
Ensures 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 outcomes

Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions
Performs care conference assessments as assigned to help create a plan of care for best resident outcomes.
Reviews staffing during each shift to ensure proper staffing compliment to resident's needs; making arrangements as needed to fill staffing gaps.
Works efficiently and independently in the charge nurse role.
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 Licensed Practical Nurse experience preferred.
Previous experience in long term preferred

Education-Required vs. Preferred
Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred
Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, 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
Repetitive motion

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

Employment Type

Part Time

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