Lakes Regional Healthcare



Lakes Regional Healthcare, an Avera Partner, is located in Spirit Lake, Iowa in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes and provides the area’s health care needs through their 49-bed full-service hospital, emergency care center, specialty physician clinics, imaging center, outpatient services center, and physician clinics.
 
With a mission of “improving the health and well-being of people in the Iowa Great Lakes region”, Lakes Regional Healthcare brings personalized and compassionate healthcare to its patients, enhanced with the most advanced and sophisticated medical technologies today. Hospital services include Cancer Care, Emergency Care (including eER), Obstetrics, Imaging Services (MRI, CT, PET, Fluoroscopy, 3-D Mammography, 3D/4D Ultrasound, and more), Critical Care (including eICU), Occupational Health, therapies (Physical, Occupational, Speech and Respiratory) and surgical services (Orthopedic, ENT, Ophthalmology, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology and more with the Mako and daVinci robotic assisted systems). Lakes Regional Healthcare’s active Outpatient Center provides care by regional specialists in Allergy, Cardiology, Dermatology, ENT, Neurology, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Pulmonology, Urology and more through their eConsults telemedicine access.

Awards

In 2019, LRH was named by iVantage Health Analytics and the Chartis Center for Rural Health as one of the “Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals” in the United States.

In late 2017, Lakes Regional Healthcare was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

In 2016, Lakes Regional Healthcare received the Blue Distinction Center and Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care designations by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. These designations recognized Lakes Regional Healthcare for delivering quality specialty care safely and effectively, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community, while ensuring high patient satisfaction and being 20 percent more cost-efficient than non-Blue Distinction Centers+ designated health care facilities.

In late 2015, Lakes Regional Healthcare was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Perspectives, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

RN
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
The RN provides direct/indirect patient care in the maternal and newborn setting, utilizing the nursing process to identify patient needs, systematically plan and implement a plan of care, and continually evaluate the outcomes of that care.  Provides and coordinates quality care for patients in the maternal and newborn settings, along with physician, ancillary departments, and co-workers.  The nurse will be cross trained to the Medical/Surgical Department and may be requested to float to other areas of the hospital   Services provided in our newly constructed spa-like birth center, with special attention given to physical and emotional comfort of our clients during transition through labor, delivery and postpartum.   EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Minimum Associate degree in nursing or above.  One year OB/Med-Surg RN experience preferred.    CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   Current Iowa RN license.  Certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or willingness to complete in accordance with education policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Part time
Provides nursing care to patients by utilizing the nursing process and meeting established patient care standards. Accountable for assigned responsibilities. Serves as an advocate for patients/families.  Adheres to the mission and values of Lakes Regional Healthcare in all aspects of job performance.   Also utilizes the nursing process to provide patient care to both hospice and home care patients as assigned.  Candidate will possess good oral and written communication skills, nursing judgment, organization skills and time management skills.     EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   Graduate of an accredited licensed school of nursing.  Associate degree in nursing.  One-year medical surgical and/or home care/hospice nursing experience preferred.   CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURE &/OR REGISTRATIONS:   Current RN license to practice in the State of Iowa.  Current Basic Life Support certification and Child & Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting certification or willingness to obtain according to hospital Education Policy.  Current driver's license, reliable transportation, proof of vehicle insurance coverage, and must be physically able to drive a vehicle.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Utilize the nursing process to identify patient needs, systematically plan and implement a plan of care, and continually evaluate the outcomes of that care.  Provide direct/indirect patient care in the medical/surgical setting which includes opportunities to meet psychosocial and physical need of our patients.  Works closely with physicians, ancillary departments and co-workers for patients across a wide range of age groups and diagnosis.  The various environments in which the Registered Nurse may work include medical/surgical, orthopedics, swing bed, pediatrics, surgical admissions.  The nurse may be requested to float to other areas in the hospital.                                                 EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:   Associate degree or above in nursing.  One-year hospital nursing experience preferred.                                                                  CERTIFICATION and LICENSURE   Current Iowa RN license.  Current certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter or obtaining in accordance with the hospital Education Policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Utilize the nursing process to identify patient needs, systematically plan and implement a plan of care, and continually evaluate the outcomes of that care.  Provide direct/indirect patient care in the medical/surgical setting which includes opportunities to meet psychosocial and physical need of our patients.  Works closely with physicians, ancillary departments and co-workers for patients across a wide range of age groups and diagnosis.  The various environments in which the Registered Nurse may work include medical/surgical, orthopedics, swing bed, pediatrics, surgical admissions.  The nurse may be requested to float to other areas in the hospital.   EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:   Associate degree or above in nursing.  One-year hospital nursing experience preferred.                                                                  CERTIFICATION and LICENSURE   Current Iowa RN license.  Current certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter or obtaining in accordance with the hospital Education Policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
The RN provides direct/indirect patient care in the maternal and newborn setting, utilizing the nursing process to identify patient needs, systematically plan and implement a plan of care, and continually evaluate the outcomes of that care.  Provides and coordinates quality care for patients in the maternal and newborn settings, along with physician, ancillary departments, and co-workers.  The nurse will be cross trained to the Medical/Surgical Department and may be requested to float to other areas of the hospital   Services provided in our newly constructed spa-like birth center, with special attention given to physical and emotional comfort of our clients during transition through labor, delivery and postpartum.   EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Minimum Associate degree in nursing or above.  One year OB/Med-Surg RN experience preferred.    CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   Current Iowa RN license.  Current certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or willingness to complete in accordance with education policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
PRN
The RN provides direct/indirect patient care in the maternal and newborn setting, utilizing the nursing process to identify patient needs, systematically plan and implement a plan of care, and continually evaluate the outcomes of that care.  Provides and coordinates quality care for patients in the maternal and newborn settings, along with physician, ancillary departments, and co-workers.  The nurse will be cross trained to the Medical/Surgical Department and may be requested to float to other areas of the hospital   Services provided in our newly constructed spa-like birth center, with special attention given to physical and emotional comfort of our clients during transition through labor, delivery and postpartum.   EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Minimum Associate degree in nursing or above.  One year OB/Med-Surg RN experience preferred.    CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   Current Iowa RN license.  Current certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or willingness to complete in accordance with education policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
PRN
Registered Nurse who functions in the Surgical Services setting, specifically, but not limited to the role of Circulator.  Works in a combination environment including OR, Pre & Post OP and PACU.  Provides direct patient care to pediatric through geriatric patient populations.  Addresses the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care related to the surgical environment.  Communicates with surgeon and anesthetist continuously and as needed about patient condition and plan of care during intraoperative phase.  Demonstrates knowledge and competence in utilizing the computer system to perform nursing responsibilities.    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   Associate degree in Nursing or above.  Six months RN experience required to work in the Operating Room.   CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURE &/OR REGISTRATIONS:   Nursing license to practice in the State of Iowa.  Current certifications include BLS, ACLS, PALS, and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or willingness to obtain according to hospital Education Policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Under the direct supervision of the Surgical Services Supervisor and Director of Surgical & Anesthesia Services, the Pre-Admission Nurse performs an assessment with the patient prior to admission via an interview process (telephone or in person) as well as collects the patient's medical history. Ensures pre-operative care requirements of patients are obtained including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation, and compiles and enters data into electronic health record to provide safe delivery of care. The nurse also works closely with the anesthesia department in coordinating the patient's needs to include lab results, physical assessment or special needs of individual prior to date of surgery.  Performs patient teaching/education as established by the department.    EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Associate degree in nursing or above with an emphasis on education.  One – two year experience in Same Day Surgery required.  One – two years experience in OR/PACU preferred.    CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   RN licensure to practice in the State of Iowa.  Current certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or willingness to obtain in accordance with hospital Education Policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Lakes Regional Healthcare is a growing and dynamic healthcare facility located in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  The hospital provides inpatient services that include acute & critical care, Obstetrics care, outpatient surgery services, imaging/radiology services, emergency & laboratory services, visiting physician clinics and primary care clinics.  The hospital is located in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes.  In addition to being part of a growing and vibrant community, the area provides access to wonderful lakes, parks, schools and walking/biking trails.  www.vacationokoboji.com   SUMMARY:   This RN professional will join a Respiratory Therapy Team that consists of Registered Respiratory Therapists, RNs and Critical Care Paramedics.  Position includes an opportunity to work in fast paced Inpatient and Outpatient Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Rehab Departments.  The inpatients and outpatients span the entire age spectrum working with a variety of age groups from newborn to geriatric populations.  Candidate will show genuine commitment to compassionate care of patients at Lakes Regional Healthcare and demonstrate effective working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, the public and outside agencies, through the use of effective interpersonal skills.  Performs daily floor therapies and responds to all codes.  Assists in the performance of daily clerical, clinical and diagnostic duties associated with Respiratory Care including scheduling and performing Respiratory Care procedures as ordered by the Medical Staff.  Consults with and keeps Respiratory Care Supervisor informed of the department's activities with regard to patient care.   EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Minimum Associate degree in nursing or above.  CEU or other Respiratory Therapy associated courses or willingness to attend as assigned.  Six months RN experience required.  Two years general Medical/Surgical hospital experience or other health related experience preferred.    CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   Current Iowa RN license.  Certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or completion in accordance with Education Policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Scheduling Specialist is responsible for the care coordination of the Outpatient Services Center.  Includes effectively coordinating the scheduling, pre-registration, registration, and coordination of OPS Center patients and specialty consulting physicians' office clinics.  Provides a clean, safe, work environment within Outpatient Services Center utilizing time and resources wisely with adherence to department and hospital policies and procedures.  Specialist will provide a warm welcoming first impression for the Outpatient Services Center while handling multiple patient inquiries and problems.  Follows defined standards of work to optimize hospital financial outcomes and patient satisfaction.  Coordinates the comprehensive care of outpatients frequently via telephone to include, but not limited to receiving physician's orders, coordinating multiple services, rescheduling patient appointments, and connecting patients to appropriate resources.   EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Associate degree of Science or Business preferred or years of experience in similar role considered.  One-two years hospital or clinic based experience preferred.  Qualified candidate will exhibit strong communication skills, with ability to think critically and problem solve in short time frames.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Lakes Regional Healthcare is a growing and dynamic healthcare facility located in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  The hospital provides inpatient services that include acute, critical care, and obstetric care, along with outpatient services including surgery, imaging, lab, emergency, visiting physician clinics, and primary care clinics.  The hospital is located in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes. Vacation Okoboji  In addition to being part of a growing and vibrant community, the area provides access to wonderful lakes, parks, schools and biking trails. This position is an opportunity to become part of the Administrative team at Lakes Regional Healthcare.  As a senior executive, this position will interact with other quality leaders at the hospital and be a contributor toward improving the health and well-being of patients in the Iowa Great Lakes region.  The Vice President will oversee departments to include Laboratory, Imaging Services, Pharmacy, Rehab Services, Public Health, Homecare, and Hospice. Specific duties of the position include interviewing, hiring, developing, training, and retaining employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Position will manage, supervise, and coordinate day-to-day operations including financial management, operating budget, expense management, staffing, and Medical Staff relations. We are looking for a proven leader who has a Bachelor's degree in a clinical discipline, with a Master's degree in health care administration, business administration, or nursing administration preferred.  Licensure in Nursing, Imaging, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Laboratory, or other Ancillary Clinical profession required.  Qualified candidates will have five years of hospital management.  Other desired qualities would include an ability to effectively communicate expectations, motivate individuals, foster collaboration between departments, and a proven ability to provide positive and motivating leadership that supports teamwork.    If you feel that you meet the above requirements and are an energetic person looking to advance in your current position, we would like to meet you and show you what our hospital and area has to offer.
RN
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
The RN provides direct/indirect patient care in the maternal and newborn setting, utilizing the nursing process to identify patient needs, systematically plan and implement a plan of care, and continually evaluate the outcomes of that care.  Provides and coordinates quality care for patients in the maternal and newborn settings, along with physician, ancillary departments, and co-workers.  The nurse will be cross trained to the Medical/Surgical Department and may be requested to float to other areas of the hospital   Services provided in our newly constructed spa-like birth center, with special attention given to physical and emotional comfort of our clients during transition through labor, delivery and postpartum.   EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Minimum Associate degree in nursing or above.  One year OB/Med-Surg RN experience preferred.    CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   Current Iowa RN license.  Certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or willingness to complete in accordance with education policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Food Service Worker/Cook to be part of a creative working environment in providing dietary services to patients, guests and staff.  Performs a variety of duties related to food production including preparation and serving of high quality food, desserts and beverages using sanitary and safe food preparation techniques.  Setting-up and completing food service, record keeping, sanitation, ware washing and tray line and room service duties.  Food service or restaurant experience, food preparation, sanitation and dietary knowledge preferred but not required. Ability to cook large quantities of food according to standardized recipes.  Position includes benefit participation options and vacation time.   EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   High school graduate or equivalent.  Additional courses in food preparation, sanitation and therapeutic diets desired but not required.  One to two years of dietary experience, food preparation experience in a hospital, nursing home or school environment preferred.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Lakes Regional Healthcare is a growing and dynamic healthcare facility located in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  The hospital provides inpatient services that include  acute & critical care, Obstetrics care, outpatient surgery services, imaging/radiology services, emergency & laboratory services, visiting physician clinics and primary care clinics.  The hospital is located in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes.  In addition to being part of a growing and vibrant community, the area provides access to wonderful lakes, parks, schools and walking/biking trails.     SUMMARY:   Seeking a Medical Technologist to be a part of our laboratory team.   This position will interact with the existing quality med techs at LRH, and be a contributor toward improving the health and well-being of patients in the Iowa Great Lakes region.  Opportunity to work alongside qualified techs in a clean and comfortable environment.  Team has scored 100% on the last three CMS - CLIA Standard Inspections.  Responsible for specimen collection and processing, test performance, and reporting of laboratory test results.  Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen collection and processing, timely test analysis, and maintaining records of patient test results.  Performs proficiency testing and maintains records that demonstrate they are handled in the same manner as patient samples.     EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   Associate or Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science/medical technology preferred.  One year in a hospital setting is beneficial.   CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURE &/OR REGISTRATIONS:   A training program in medical technology with board certification by American Society of Clinical Pathologists, HEW or other equivalent certification body.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Lakes Regional Healthcare is a growing and dynamic healthcare facility located in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  The hospital provides inpatient services that include  acute & critical care, Obstetrics care, outpatient surgery services, imaging/radiology services, emergency & laboratory services, visiting physician clinics and primary care clinics.  The hospital is located in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes.  In addition to being part of a growing and vibrant community, the area provides access to wonderful lakes, parks, schools and walking/biking trails.     SUMMARY:   Seeking a Medical Technologist to be a part of our laboratory team.   This position will interact with the existing quality med techs at LRH, and be a contributor toward improving the health and well-being of patients in the Iowa Great Lakes region.  Opportunity to work alongside qualified techs in a clean and comfortable environment.  Team has scored 100% on the last three CMS - CLIA Standard Inspections.  Responsible for specimen collection and processing, test performance, and reporting of laboratory test results.  Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen collection and processing, timely test analysis, and maintaining records of patient test results.  Performs proficiency testing and maintains records that demonstrate they are handled in the same manner as patient samples.     EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   Associate or Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science/medical technology preferred.  One year in a hospital setting is beneficial.   CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURE &/OR REGISTRATIONS:   A training program in medical technology with board certification by American Society of Clinical Pathologists, HEW or other equivalent certification body.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
PRN
Seeking a Medical Technologist to be a part of our laboratory team.   This position will interact with the existing quality med techs at LRH, and be a contributor toward improving the health and well-being of patients in the Iowa Great Lakes region.  Opportunity to work alongside qualified techs in a clean and comfortable environment.  Team has scored 100% on the last three CMS - CLIA Standard Inspections.  Responsible for specimen collection and processing, test performance, and reporting of laboratory test results.  Follows the laboratory's procedures for specimen collection and processing, timely test analysis, and maintaining records of patient test results.  Performs proficiency testing and maintains records that demonstrate they are handled in the same manner as patient samples.      EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   Associate or Bachelor's degree in clinical laboratory science/medical technology preferred.  One year in a hospital setting is beneficial.   CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURE &/OR REGISTRATIONS:   A training program in medical technology with board certification by American Society of Clinical Pathologists, HEW or other equivalent certification body.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Lakes Regional Healthcare is a growing and dynamic healthcare facility located in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  The hospital provides inpatient services that include acute & critical care, Obstetrics care, outpatient surgery services, imaging/radiology services, emergency & laboratory services, visiting physician clinics and primary care clinics.  The hospital is located in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes.  In addition to being part of a growing and vibrant community, the area provides access to wonderful lakes, parks, schools and walking/biking trails.  www.vacationokoboji.com   SUMMARY:   Critical Care Paramedic, Respiratory Therapy works in a fast paced Inpatient and Outpatient Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Rehab Departments.  Position works with a variety of age groups from newborn to geriatric populations.  Shows genuine commitment to compassionate care of patients at Lakes Regional Healthcare and demonstrates effective working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, the public and outside agencies, through the use of effective interpersonal skills.  CCP documents accurate and ongoing assessments of patient's physical and psychosocial needs as well as any concerns.  Performs daily floor therapies and responds to all codes.  Assists in the performance of daily clerical, clinical and diagnostic duties associated with Respiratory Care including scheduling and performing Respiratory Care procedures as ordered by the Medical Staff.    EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:   Paramedic License with additional Critical Care Paramedic endorsement.  CEU or RT associated courses or willingness to attend as assigned.  Six months Paramedic experience preferred.   CERTIFICATION and LICENSURE:   Current Iowa license.  Current certifications including BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or willingness to obtain in accordance with Education Policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
PRN
Seeking a Patient Care Supervisor to be an active member of our patient care leadership team.  This position provides direct supervision of staff and monitors department & shift flow to ensure quality patient care is delivered throughout the hospital.  Ensures adequate staffing is provided in all nursing areas to meet the needs of patients.  Candidate will demonstrate a high level of leadership skills, serving as a positive role model, leading by example and empowering employees to achieve successful outcomes.  In addition to the supervisory role, Patient Care Supervisor maintains clinical duties as a registered nurse, providing direct patient care and assisting staff. EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:   Registered Nurse degree required, BSN preferred.  One year nursing management experience preferred along with one to three years medical/surgical staff RN experience. CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   Current Iowa RN License.  Currently certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, TNCC, and the Mandatory Reporting of Adult/Child Abuse or obtains within the first 6 months of hire.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Feb 19, 2020
Full time
Responsible for registration of patients, including patient interviews and insurance verification, explanation of hospital policies regarding visitation, payment for charges, and services available. Screens visitors and releases patient condition information when authorized. Handles routine patient inquiries and problems. Operates switchboard to relay incoming calls, outgoing calls, and pages.   EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:   High school diploma or equivalent required.  Previous switchboard experience and knowledge of hospital systems preferred.  Qualified candidate will have exceptional attention to detail, experience with medical terminology, advanced computer skills and excellent customer service skills.