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
Jul 09, 2020
PRN
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
Jul 09, 2020
Under the supervision of the Director of Surgical and Anesthesia Services, functions as a member of the healthcare team by:  assuming responsibility for central supply functions, ordering and stocking supplies, and performing clerical responsibilities.  Follows hospital policies and procedures for sterilization, decontamination and cleaning of surgical instruments.  Coordinates with the surgical team to create an efficient operative schedule assisting with room cleaning and flow of surgical cases.  Assists in maintaining, ordering and stocking of supplies and inventory.  Holiday &/or call rotation - ability to flex to department needs.  EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   High school diploma required. One year's experience as a central supply technician preferred.  Solid organizational skills and knowledge of aseptic technique preferred.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
Registered Nurse position to work within the Surgical Service Department including pre/post-surgical care as well as post anesthesia care unit.  RN shall triage and initiate accurate ongoing assessments of physical and psychosocial problems of patients of all ages within the surgical care system as evidenced by computer documentation.  Serves as a strong patient advocate and helps prepare the patient with preoperative education as well as assembly of the surgical chart.  The surgery department cares for patients across the age spectrum from newborn to the geriatric population.  The hours vary depending on the need of the surgery schedule.  The position also takes a block call and holiday call rotation.  The surgical specialties provided in the department but not limited to include:  plastics, ortho, podiatry, urology, OB/GYN, general, GI, and eye surgery.   EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   Associate degree or above in nursing.  Six months RN experience required to work in Surgical...
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
Registered Nurse position to work within the Surgical Service Department including pre/post-surgical care as well as post anesthesia care unit.  RN shall triage and initiate accurate ongoing assessments of physical and psychosocial problems of patients of all ages within the surgical care system as evidenced by computer documentation.  Serves as a strong patient advocate and helps prepare the patient with preoperative education as well as assembly of the surgical chart.  The surgery department cares for patients across the age spectrum from newborn to the geriatric population.  The hours vary depending on the need of the surgery schedule.  The position also takes a block call and holiday call rotation.  The surgical specialties provided in the department but not limited to include:  plastics, ortho, podiatry, urology, OB/GYN, general, GI, and eye surgery.   EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:   Associate degree or above in nursing.  Six months RN experience required to work in Surgical...
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
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...
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 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.     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...
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
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...
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
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,...
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
Responsible for the reception and registration process of all patients which includes interviewing the patient to obtain updated demographic information, insurance information and determination of the appropriate pay source for the medical visit.  Emphasis on excellent customer service skills as well as attention to detail.  Familiarity with multi-line phone systems preferred.    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.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
Under the clinical supervision of the Licensed Nurse, functions as a member of the healthcare team to provide patient care to Medical/Surgical patients.  Provides basic nursing care to patient within the Nursing Assistant's scope of practice that includes actions that meet psychosocial and physical needs.  Care opportunities include a wide range of diagnosis and ages.                                             EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Completion of the 75-hour nurse aide course, currently a student in an accredited nursing program, current EMT certification, or completion of the hospital-sponsored nurse aide class.  One year of medical/surgical hospital experience preferred.   CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   Nursing Assistant certification, Basic Life Support, Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or ability to obtain in accordance with the education policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
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
Jul 09, 2020
Under the clinical supervision of the Licensed Nurse, functions as a member of the healthcare team to provide patient care to Medical/Surgical patients.  Provides basic nursing care to patient within the Nursing Assistant's scope of practice that includes actions that meet psychosocial and physical needs.  Care opportunities include a wide range of diagnosis and ages.                                             EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Completion of the 75-hour nurse aide course, currently a student in an accredited nursing program, current EMT certification, or completion of the hospital-sponsored nurse aide class.  One year of medical/surgical hospital experience preferred.   CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS:   Nursing Assistant certification, Basic Life Support, Adult/Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting or ability to obtain in accordance with the education policy.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
PRN
Under specific written assignment and supervision, provides a variety of health maintenance and housekeeping tasks to assist patients in maintaining a safe home environment.  Assist home care and hospice patients with activities of daily living.  Services may include personal care, exercise assistance, light housekeeping and laundry.  Must have great communication and time management skills, be compassionate and friendly. EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent.  One year of Home Care experience preferred.   CERTIFICATION, LICENSURE, and/or REGISTRATIONS: 75-hour Nursing Assistant certification or equivalent upon hire.  National Home Health Aide/Homemaker certification. Current Mandatory Child/Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting certification within six months of hire.  Basic Life Support certification within six months of hire.  Valid driver's license, reliable transportation and proof of vehicle insurance coverage.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
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
Jul 09, 2020
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...
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
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...
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
Health Screener will greet and initiate proper COVID-19 health screening of all staff, patients, family members, guests and visitors to the facility.  Screener will ensure each individual entering the facility complies with CDC and facility guidelines.  Screening will include measurement of temperature and a screening survey.  Upon completion, will provide instructions and direct patients and guests to their desired location.  Maintains required documentation and recording according to facility policy.  Screener will ensure adequate sanitation of screening station and equipment supplies.   EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:   High school diploma or equivalent required and must be a minimum of 16 years of age.  Previous healthcare experience is preferred.  Must be able to perform basic operations on a computer within the Windows operating system.  Position requires problem solving and critical thinking skills with ability to multi-task.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
Health Screener will greet and initiate proper COVID-19 health screening of all staff, patients, family members, guests and visitors to the facility.  Screener will ensure each individual entering the facility complies with CDC and facility guidelines.  Screening will include measurement of temperature and a screening survey.  Upon completion, will provide instructions and direct patients and guests to their desired location.  Maintains required documentation and recording according to facility policy.  Screener will ensure adequate sanitation of screening station and equipment supplies.   EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:   High school diploma or equivalent required and must be a minimum of 16 years of age.  Previous healthcare experience is preferred.  Must be able to perform basic operations on a computer within the Windows operating system.  Position requires problem solving and critical thinking skills with ability to multi-task.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Spirit Lake, IA
Jul 09, 2020
Under the supervision of the Vice President of Ancillary and Community Services this position is responsible for and directs the development, operation, administration and evaluation of all mandated and discretionary population health services within local, state and federal regulations and policy of Lakes Regional Healthcare.  Also responsible for the Public Health Department's implementation of the core functions and essential services of public health within Dickinson County.  Assures adequate programming is in place to meet community needs and serves as the liaison to the Board of Health.   EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Bachelor's degree or higher from a college or university in a health related field of study with a minimum of two years experience in public health, one of which is in management; or graduate of an accredited school of Registered Nursing with an Iowa license (BSN preferred) with a minimum of two years of related public health experience.  Two years of...