Lakes Regional Healthcare

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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 2020, Lakes Regional Healthcare (LRH) was rated as a five star hospital by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and is the only hospital in northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota to receive the agency’s highest rating.  LRH was again 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 for a second year.

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.

Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 2020
Full time
Works in the operating room environment under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and Surgeon.  Functions as a member of the healthcare team by performing scrub duties for patients of all ages.  Scrubs for all types of surgical procedures, demonstrates and maintains sterile technique.  Monitors and obtains supplies for the operating room and central supply.    CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURE &/OR REGISTRATIONS:   Graduate of an accredited Surgery Technician program.  Current Surgical Technician certificate or diploma.  Current certifications in BLS and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or completion according to hospital Education Policy.   EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   Six months surgical scrub experience preferred.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 2020
Full time
Works in the operating room environment under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and Surgeon.  Functions as a member of the healthcare team by performing scrub duties for patients of all ages.  Scrubs for all types of surgical procedures, demonstrates and maintains sterile technique.  Monitors and obtains supplies for the operating room and central supply.    CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURE &/OR REGISTRATIONS:   Graduate of an accredited Surgery Technician program.  Current Surgical Technician certificate or diploma.  Current certifications in BLS and Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or completion according to hospital Education Policy.   EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   Six months surgical scrub experience preferred.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 2020
Full time
Performs housekeeping duties that promote a safe and sanitary environment.  Clean and maintain all patient care areas preventing the spread of infection.  Removal of trash, monitor supply of linens and clean office areas as assigned. Candidate will be committed to a team approach and use effective interpersonal skills in working with patients, visitors and co-workers.   EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   High School Diploma or GED preferred.  Attend yearly Asbestos Awareness Course.  Housekeeping experience helpful.  Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter Certification or completion according to Education Policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 2020
Full time
Performs housekeeping duties that promote a safe and sanitary environment.  Clean and maintain all patient care areas preventing the spread of infection.  Removal of trash, monitor supply of linens and clean office areas as assigned. Candidate will be committed to a team approach and use effective interpersonal skills in working with patients, visitors and co-workers.   EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   High School Diploma or GED preferred.  Attend yearly Asbestos Awareness Course.  Housekeeping experience helpful.  Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter Certification or completion according to Education Policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 2020
Full time
Lakes Regional Healthcare is a growing and dynamic healthcare facility located in Spirit Lake, Iowa.  The hospital provides patient services that include acute & critical care, Obstetrics care, anesthesia and surgical services, imaging/radiology services, emergency services, laboratory services, visiting physician clinics, an orthopedic clinic 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:   Under the general direction of the Vice President of Ancillary and Community Services, the Laboratory Director is an active member of hospital leadership and is responsible for the overall operation, administration of laboratory services, and management of human and other resources needed to provide diagnostic laboratory services.  This includes provisions for the proper physical, emotional, and spiritual care of patients; continuing education and development of staff; enhancement of effective relationships with other hospital departments, disciplines, and community agencies.  As Director of the Laboratory, all responsibilities as established by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) must be followed including but not limited to assuring the required personnel positions for nonwaived testing are followed.  Director will promote standards or compliance, support collaborative relationships and maintain a safe and positive work environment. EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology or related service field.  Three years of experience as a medical technology generalist preferred.  Two years of supervisory experience required.   CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   Certification as a medical technologist with ASCP or equivalent certification body.  Certification in BLS and Mandatory Reporter of Adult/Child Abuse or completion according to hospital Education Policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 2020
Full time
Responsible for efficient, orderly and complete payment of patient accounts by third party payers and/or patients. Processes commercial claims including workers compensation and liability claims for all service lines.  Candidate will have knowledge in preparing and reviewing UB-04 and HCFA 1500 claims for complete and accurate information.  Will perform timely follow-up of claims/bills according to hospital guidelines.  Safeguards the public relations of the hospital by consistent professional conduct.   EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   High school diploma or equivalent is required.  One to two years of college preferred.  One-year experience in a healthcare business office setting is preferred.  Experience with automated systems preferred.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 2020
Full time
Responsible for efficient, orderly and complete payment of patient accounts by third party payers and/or patients. Processes commercial claims including workers compensation and liability claims for all service lines.  Candidate will have knowledge in preparing and reviewing UB-04 and HCFA 1500 claims for complete and accurate information.  Will perform timely follow-up of claims/bills according to hospital guidelines.  Safeguards the public relations of the hospital by consistent professional conduct.   EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   High school diploma or equivalent is required.  One to two years of college preferred.  One-year experience in a healthcare business office setting is preferred.  Experience with automated systems preferred.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 2020
Part time
Technician who works with the Registered Pharmacist (RPh), under direct supervision, in all phases of hospital pharmacy operation and pharmaceutical care.  Observes pharmacy administrative operations in addition to working with and learning the daily operations of the department.  Maintains records of pharmacy in an accurate manner and assures that information is readily available.  Demonstrates good work ethics and has effective relationships with hospital staff, physicians, patients, public, and outside agencies.   EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:   High school student or graduate.  Previous pharmacy experience is preferred.     CERTIFICATION and LICENSURE:   Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of Iowa and a nationally certified Pharmacy Technician.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 2020
PRN
Performs diagnostic radiology and CT for hospital inpatients and outpatients in accordance with established standards and policies.  Performs MRI and or mammography exams as delegated.   EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Prior experience is preferred.  Graduate of an AMA approved Radiologic Technology program and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and eligible for a permit to practice in the State of Iowa.   CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE:   Must have a general permit to practice from the Radiology Section of the Iowa Department of Health and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  Must be current in, or attend the first available class to obtain certification in BLS for the healthcare provider.  Must be current in or complete the course for Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter according to hospital Education Policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 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:   Respiratory Therapist 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.  Performs daily floor therapies, responds to all codes, providing airway management as needed and performs diagnostic testing as ordered by the physician in a timely manner.  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 and EXPERIENCE:   High school graduate.  Graduate from an accredited Respiratory Care Program and either registered or registry eligible by the National Board of Respiratory Care with experience preferred.     CERTIFICATION and LICENSURE:   Maintains Iowa State License for Respiratory Care Practitioner.  Certification in BLS, ACLS, PALS & NRP and current certification in Mandatory Reporter of Dependent Adult and Child Abuse Reporting or willingness to obtain according to Education Policy.
RN
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 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.
RN
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 2020
PRN
Utilizes 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 of all ages in the emergency and non-emergency care settings, along with physicians, ancillary departments, and co-workers.  Nurse cares for patients of all ages in a fast paced Emergency Department.  Position will assist in the educational activities of the nursing services departments.     EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Associate degree or above in nursing.  Graduate from a CCNE or NLN accredited nursing program preferred.  Six months RN experience required to work in the Emergency Department.  One-year experience with cardiac monitoring is preferred.   CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   Current RN license to practice in the State of Iowa.  Current certifications for BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, NRP and Mandatory Reporting of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse or completion in accordance with hospital Education Policy.  Basic Coronary Care Class certification preferred.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 2020
Utilizes 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 of all ages in the emergency and non-emergency care settings, along with physicians, ancillary departments, and co-workers.  Nurse cares for patients of all ages in a fast paced Emergency Department.  Position will assist in the educational activities of the nursing services departments.     EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Associate degree or above in nursing.  Graduate from a CCNE or NLN accredited nursing program preferred.  Six months RN experience required to work in the Emergency Department.  One-year experience with cardiac monitoring is preferred.   CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   Current RN license to practice in the State of Iowa.  Current certifications for BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, NRP and Mandatory Reporting of Child and Dependent Adult Abuse or completion in accordance with hospital Education Policy.  Basic Coronary Care Class certification preferred.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Apr 01, 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
Apr 01, 2020
Full 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.