LPN - Med/Surg/Peds (Days or Evenings) FT or Relief

Posted Date: 12/4/2022

Job Location: St. Anthony Regional Hospital, 311 South Clark St, PO Box 628, Carroll, IA, 51401
Department: Med/Surg/Peds
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Job Summary

Provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care to patients in medical facility by performing the following duties under the direction of the Registered Nurse.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Takes and records vital signs, height and weight.

• Records food and fluid intake and output as directed.

• Observes, assesses and reports changes in patient status to charge RN.

• Takes physician orders and records in EMR as needed.

• Administers specified medications and treatments according to policy.

• Collects samples such as urine and sputum from patients for testing.

• Serves and collects food trays and feeds patients requiring help.

• Bathes, dresses and assists patients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as needed.

• Transports patients or assists patients to walk.

• Answers bells, changes bed linen, runs errands, directs visitors, and answers telephone.

• Encourages attendance to all unit activities.

• Conducts groups with patients on a variety of topics such as anxiety, grief, stress and coping

• Safely uses restraints according to Hospital policy.

• Works willingly and accepts assignments as given.

• Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.

• Participates in opportunities that enhance personal and professional growth.

• Performs other duties as necessary or assigned.

• Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.

• Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations and JCAHO standards.

• Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.

• Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

• Certification from college or technical school.

Position Requirements, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

• Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurses.

• Currently licensed in the State of Iowa as a Practical Nurse.

• BLS certification required.

• MOAB within 6 months of hire.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; talk and hear; and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to walk and sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 21 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, combative patients and blood-borne pathogens.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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If you have further questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 712-794-5111.


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