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LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse)

Company: Mercy Hospital Iowa City
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

*LPN hospital shifts available 0700-1900 OR 1900-0700, and weekend option. **FREE Convenient Parking** Administers and documents SQ, IM, oral, and topical medications to patients according to guidelines for unit dose administration.* Assists in emergency and routine procedures.* Assists in IV therapy by discontinuing IV sites, hanging IV fluids without additives, flushing IV caps to maintain patency, and serving as the second person for clearing a PCA Pump.* Assists in procedures to admit, transfer, and discharge patients.* Assists with the daily review and revision of the patient plan of care. Does not assume accountability for the plan of care initiated upon admission.* Assures patient safety; maintains an orderly environment; reports faulty equipment to the appropriate person; reports to the RN and documents any variance/unusual occurrence.* Checks and documents vital signs, including blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.* Communicates to the RN, patient status and care given to the Registered Nurse and documents in the patient record.* Completes and documents routine tasks in the physical and emotional care of patients, such as feeding, bathing, and providing bedside care and support.* Completes daily assessments on assigned patients with a RNs supervision and co-signature indicating that assessment is accurate and complete.* Documents admission vital signs, height, and weight, and makes entries on the Graphic Record with supervision from the RN. Completes the Admission History (the RN must complete the initial nursing assessment).* Documents restraint alternatives and care, assists with restraint release (Only an RN may assess the need to initiate or discontinue a restraint and must co-sign the Restraint Flow sheet.)* Interprets policies and procedures to patient and family as necessary.Graduation from an accredited school of Practical Nursing- requiredLicensure in the State of Iowa - requiredJob Type: Full-timeBenefits:* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Free parking* Health insurance* Life insurance* Paid time off* Referral program* Vision insuranceMedical specialties:* Medical-Surgical* SurgeryStandard shift:* Day shift* Night shiftWeekly schedule:* Weekend availability

Keywords: Mercy Hospital Iowa City, Iowa City , LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse), Other , Iowa City, Iowa

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