Licensed Practical Nurse -Geriatric Psychiatric Inpatient Unit (2JPE) | University of Iowa - Military Veterans

at HERC - Central Midwest

Iowa City, Iowa

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives. ® The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a 50-100 % Licensed Practical Nurse to work in the Geriatric Psychiatric Inpatient Unit (2JPE). Geriatric Psychiatry (2 JPE) John Pappajohn Pavillion (2 JPE) is a 14-bed inpatient unit dedicated to geriatric and adult psychiatric services. This unit patient population includes dementia, depression, anxiety, Parkinson's, and Huntington's. Services provided include medication management, assistance with daily activities, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, and electroconvulsive therapy. Summary: Functions within the scope of the practical nursing license to provide care to patients following the plan of care established by the registered nurse. Performs technical assessments, administers immunizations, assists with minor surgeries, administers medications and treatments, fits orthopedic devices, and may manage clinic programs. Position responsibilities, but not limited to: Under direct supervision of physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or registered nurse Performs technical, patient care and related clerical functions in an ambulatory setting Duties may involve the use of electronic word/data processing equipment and/or conventional office equipment Provides patient education regarding diagnosis, medication and treatment under direct or indirect supervision of the physician, or as directed by clinic protocols Applies dressings, assesses and documents wound condition, removes sutures, assures proper fit of orthopedic equipment, and provides treatments according to standardized protocols. Responsible for instructing patients on the specific procedures for follow-up care Initiates basic cardiac life support and assists in emergency situations as needed Assures timely reporting of lab work to physician staff and appropriate transfer of medical records as directed by physician or as requested by patients Maintains appropriate inventory of medical equipment and patient education materials in patient examination areas Performs physical assessment, which may include vital signs, weight, height, and current history and makes observations relevant to patient conditions. Documents and/or reviews all pertinent data, including allergies, current medications, and health history Percent of Time: Your preference of 50%-100% - 20-40 hours per week Schedule: Shift preference negotiable, but every third weekend and rotating holidays are required Location: 2JPE Merit Pay Plan: Benefits Highlights: Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans For more information about Why Iowa?, click here Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with the Iowa Board of Nursing, or eligible for temporary work permit. Responsible to take the required continuing education hours to maintain a valid LPN certification. Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification Special Qualifications: Medical Terminology Public Contact/Customer Service In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. For questions or additional information, please contact Applicant selected for position, if external, must be available to attend a 2 week orientation session Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Iowa City, Iowa

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