Lucas County Health Center



Lucas County Health Center, located in Chariton (pop. 4,573), is a non-profit county hospital offering comprehensive health care services in South Central Iowa.  Located in the rolling hills of Lucas County, LCHC has a rich heritage of delivering excellence in healthcare.

LCHC is proud to offer services such as surgical, obstetrics, radiology, sleep studies, chemotherapy, counseling, wound healing, specialty clinics, and two family practice clinics.


Awards

Press Ganey Summit Award

Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Oct 18, 2021
The Manager of Med/Surg is a Registered Nurse who provides administrative oversight and direction for all service functions within the Med/Surg – Special Care Unit (SCU) departments. Supervises, assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the delivery of patient care. Develops and implements departmental plans, including performance improvement activities and compliance with current regulations. Supervises and evaluates all personnel assigned to the unit and effectively utilizes nursing personnel, time responsibilities for the unit and is directly accountable to the CNO. Communicates effectively with staff, providers and administration both written and verbally. Days and Shifts: Mainly Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm Department: Med-Surg Requirements Educational/Experience: Current Iowa licensure as a Registered Nurse ACLS Certification PALS Certification NRP Certification Healthcare Provider BLS certification Mandatory Reporter certification within 6 months of hire Strong...
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Oct 18, 2021
Under limited supervision, plans, directs, and evaluates total nursing care and functions in one unit on a particular shift, including functioning in Charge Nurse role. Responsible for orientation, training, and management of personnel.  Relates effectively with other shifts for continuity of care; maintains satisfactory relations with other departments; participates in all phases of education, maintenance of records, and upgrading of policies, procedures, and skills. Days and Shifts: 3 shifts/week 6:00am – 6:30pm Works every 3rd Saturday & Sunday On call one 12 hour shift per pay period Department: Med-Surg Requirements Educational/Experience: Current Iowa licensure as a Registered Nurse Healthcare Provider BLS Mandatory Abuse Reporter Certification within 6 months of employment ACLS within 12 months of employment PALS within 12 months of employment Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English well.
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Oct 13, 2021
Assists the Physician and/or Physician’s Assistant, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in providing patient care to the clinic patients as directed. Relates effectively with other clinic staff for continuity of care; maintains satisfactory relations with other departments of Health Center, participates in all phases of education, maintenance of records, and upgrading of policies, procedures, and skills. Facilitates a friendly, efficient, professional atmosphere within the office. Assists in the operations of the clinic as directed and maintains clinic in proficient and efficient manner. Days and Shifts: Mainly Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri, & Sat. (Varied – Up to 36-40 hours per week) Mon., Thurs. & Fri. 7:00am-6:00pm varied Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm Works 5 consecutive weekends in a row with every 6th weekend off. Department: LCHC Medical Clinic Requirements: Medical Assistant certification Phlebotomy experience preferred BLS certification Ability to...
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Oct 13, 2021
Assists the Physician and/or Physician’s Assistant, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in providing patient care to the clinic patients as directed. Relates effectively with other clinic staff for continuity of care; maintains satisfactory relations with other departments of Health Center, participates in all phases of education, maintenance of records, and upgrading of policies, procedures, and skills. Facilitates a friendly, efficient, professional atmosphere within the office. Assists in the operations of the clinic as directed and maintains clinic in proficient and efficient manner. Days and Shifts: Mainly Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri, & Sat. (Varied – Up to 36-40 hours per week) Mon., Thurs. & Fri. 7:00am-6:00pm varied Saturday 8:00am-12:00pm and Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm Works 5 consecutive weekends in a row with every 6th weekend off. Department: LCHC Medical Clinic Requirements: Current Iowa RN licensure Phlebotomy experience preferred BLS certification Ability to read,...
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Oct 06, 2021
Acts as a first unit ambulance response person in addition to performing requested functions in emergency room, lab and respiratory care procedures.  Participates in second unit call, as well as other duties as assigned. Days and Shifts: 36 for 40 3 12-hour shifts per week 6:00pm-6:00am On call opposite 12 hours worked Works every third weekend Saturday and Sunday 6:00am-6:00pm Department: ER\Ambulance Requirements Educational/Experience: Current paramedic license in the State of Iowa Chauffeur License Mandatory Abuse Reporter Certification required within 6 months of hire Documentation of High School Diploma or GED ACLS, Healthcare Provider BLS Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Sep 29, 2021
Under limited supervision, plans, directs, and evaluates total nursing care and functions in one unit on a particular shift, including functioning in Charge Nurse role. Responsible for orientation, training, and management of personnel. Relates effectively with other shifts for continuity of care; maintains satisfactory relations with other departments; participates in all phases of education, maintenance of records, and upgrading of policies, procedures, and skills. Days and Shifts: Varied days and shifts 6:00 am – 6:30 pm or 6:00 pm – 6:30 am Department: ER Requirements: Current Iowa licensure as a Registered Nurse BLS, NRP, TNCC & ACLS certification (May obtain within 1 year of hire date) Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English well.
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Sep 29, 2021
Assist in ER,  OR, Cardiac Rehab., and Specialty Clinics during busy times; Assist with task oriented nursing care as needed (i.e. IV starts, etc.); Enable floor nursing staff to do morning rounds with physicians; Cover for breaks in nursing departments;  Cardiac Rehab as needed; Back-up for Specialty Clinics as needed; OR recovery as needed; OR set up for emergency cases; Chart audits; Admitting and discharging patients; Assist with “now” orders in any of the above named departments; Assist with 2nd unit ambulance with transfers. Relates effectively with other shifts for continuity of care; maintains satisfactory relations with other departments; participates in all phases of education, maintenance of records, and upgrading policies, procedures, and skills. Night Float-check charts in health information for deficient charting; Admit clients into EPIC. Days and Shifts: Works varied days and shifts 6:00am – 6:00pm or 6:00pm – 6:00am Orientation of 10 shifts in first 6 weeks...
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Sep 08, 2021
Responsible for answering multi-line telephone, scheduling appointments, routing phone calls and taking messages.  Obtains insurance information and checks patients in upon their arrival.  Greets and assists customers as needed.  Other clerical support as requested. Days and Shifts: Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Every 4th  or 5th Saturday 7:45am – 12:00pm and Sunday  10:45am – 3:00pm Department: LCHC Medical Clinic, Specialty Clinic & Diabetes Education Requirements: High School diploma or equivalent Excellent verbal/interpersonal customer service and computer skills Ability to use electronic medical record and other software programs Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well Experience in healthcare setting helpful
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Aug 27, 2021
Acts as a first unit ambulance response person in addition to performing requested functions in emergency room, lab and respiratory care procedures.  Participates in second unit call, as well as other duties as assigned. Days and Shifts: Varied days/shifts as needed 6:00am – 6:30pm or 6:00pm-6:30am + call Required:  Orientation of 10 shifts in first 6 weeks All part time and occasional EMS employees will  receive incentive pay of $3.00 for each hour worked. Department: Ambulance/Emergency Departments Requirements Educational/Experience: Current Paramedic license in the State of Iowa Valid Driver’s License at Chauffeur level Mandatory Abuse Reporter Certification required within 6 months of hire Documentation of High School Diploma or GED Current ACLS certification  Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification  Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Aug 04, 2021
Under limited supervision, plans, directs, and evaluates total nursing care and functions in one unit on a particular shift, including functioning in Charge Nurse role. Responsible for orientation, training, and management of personnel.  Relates effectively with other shifts for continuity of care; maintains satisfactory relations with other departments; participates in all phases of education, maintenance of records, and upgrading of policies, procedures, and skills. Days and Shifts: Works 24 hours per week 8:00am to 4:30pm Department: Infusion Clinic Requirements Educational/Experience: Current Iowa licensure as a Registered Nurse Healthcare Provider BLS ACLS Certification Mandatory Abuse Reporter Certification within 6 months of employment Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English well
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Jul 16, 2021
Performs after hours registration of all patients.  This includes verifying accurate demographic and insurance information is obtained, along with all required patient signatures.  Provides direct, hands on patient care in the Emergency Department floor in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.  Under close supervision, provides technical support for all levels of providers, nursing, and EMS staff as appropriate and in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.  Functions as a 1:1 sitter for patients when deemed necessary. Days and Shifts: Works 3-12 hour shifts per week. Nights 6:00pm – 6:00am Saturday and Sunday 6:00am – 6:00pm or 6:00pm – 6:00am Department: Emergency Departments Requirements Educational/Experience: Certified /Licensed as CNA (75 hour course) OR EMT-B High school diploma or GED equivalent Eighteen (18) years of age or older Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification or within 3 months of hire Mandatory Abuse Reporter Certification required...
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Jul 09, 2021
Under limited supervision, plans, directs, and evaluates total nursing care and functions in one unit on a particular shift, including functioning in Charge Nurse role. Responsible for orientation, training, and management of personnel.  Relates effectively with other shifts for continuity of care; maintains satisfactory relations with other departments; participates in all phases of education, maintenance of records, and upgrading of policies, procedures, and skills. Days and Shifts: 3 shifts/week 6:00pm – 6:30am                  36/40 (36 hours worked=40 hours pay)                          Works every 3rd Friday & Saturday On call one 12 hour shift every other week Department: Med-Surg Requirements Educational/Experience: Current Iowa licensure as a Registered Nurse Healthcare Provider BLS Mandatory Abuse Reporter Certification within 6 months of employment ACLS within 12 months of employment PALS within 12 months of employment Ability to read, write, speak, and understand...
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Jul 09, 2021
Maintain cleanliness and orderliness as assigned throughout facility Perform housekeeping duties as directed Perform laundry duties as directed Days and Shifts: Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 8:30pm Work every 7th weekend:  Saturday 8:00am-4:30pm and Sunday 8:00am-4:00pm On-Call Rotation Schedule:  Holidays Department: Housekeeping Requirements Educational/Experience: Institutional housekeeping/laundry/custodial experience helpful Mandatory abuse reporter certification required within 6 months of hire Ability to understand and follow written and verbal directions as given Ability to work with minimal supervision Dependable and responsible Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Jul 07, 2021
Provides direct, hands on patient care in the Medical Surgical Department and occasionally in the Emergency Department in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. Performs general clerical functions and facilitates communication for nursing unit. Under close supervision, provides technical support for all levels of providers, nursing and EMS staff as appropriate and in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. Days and Shifts: Works 3 shifts per week 6:00pm-6:30am. Rotates working every 3rd Friday and Saturday 6:00pm – 6:30am Department: Med-Surg Requirements: CNA Certification Listed on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry High school diploma or equivalent Healthcare Provider BLS certification Mandatory Abuse Reporter certification required within 6 months Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English well
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Jul 07, 2021
Provides direct patient care in all phases of surgery: Pre-operative, intra-operative, post anesthesia care unit, and post-operative. This position also requires central sterile processing functions. This includes cleaning, preparing/packaging of instruments, and sterilization of instruments and supplies. Prepares the operating room for surgery, assists the surgeon as scrub person, and ensures availability, sterility, and safety of all supplies and equipment in Surgery and Central Supply.   Days and Shifts: Varied days and hours as needed Department: Surgery Requirements Educational/Experience: Current Iowa licensure as a Registered Nurse ACLS, BLS, & PALS certification within 6 months Mandatory Reporter certification within 6 months of hire                           Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well Preferred experience/knowledge:  1 year RN, scrubbing, AORN standards
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Jul 07, 2021
Assist in ER,  OR, Cardiac Rehab., and Specialty Clinics during busy times; Assist with task oriented nursing care as needed (i.e. IV starts, etc.); Enable floor nursing staff to do morning rounds with physicians; Cover for breaks in nursing departments; Baby nurse; Cardiac Rehab as needed; Back-up for Specialty Clinics as needed; OR recovery as needed; OR set up for emergency cases; Chart audits; Admitting and discharging patients; Assist with “now” orders in any of the above named departments; Assist with 2nd unit ambulance with transfers. Relates effectively with other shifts for continuity of care; maintains satisfactory relations with other departments; participates in all phases of education, maintenance of records, and upgrading policies, procedures, and skills. Night Float-check charts in health information for deficient charting; Admit clients into EPIC. Days and Shifts: Works every 3rd Friday, Saturday & Sunday 6:00am – 6:00pm Orientation of 10 shifts in first 6 weeks...
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Jul 07, 2021
Prepares and cooks meals for patients, employees, and visitors working from established recipes, formulas, and menu cycles.  Confers with Nutritional Services Director or Dietitian regarding food needs, modified diets, menu changes, etc.  Operates commercial and large scale cooking equipment and appliances Days and Shifts: Monday through Thursday 6:00am – 2:30pm Friday 5:30am – 1:30pm Rotates working every other Saturday & Sunday 6:00am – 2:30pm Department: Nutritional Services Requirements Educational/Experience: Institutional cooking/food preparation experience helpful Ability to understand and follow written and verbal directions as given Ability to work with minimal supervision and give close attention to detail Modified Dietary Certification, or achievement of same within 90 days of employment Mandatory Abuse Reporter Certification within 6 months of employment Dependable and responsible Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well.
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Jun 30, 2021
Under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, performs clinical laboratory procedures, quality assurance, and instrument maintenance. Maintains cooperative working relationships with intradepartmental and interdepartmental personnel. Performs variety of general laboratory tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Performs routine and special laboratory tests in accordance with requisition of physician, may perform clinical tests in any one or combination of areas of specialization. Days and Shifts: Monday through Thursday 6:30pm – 5:00am On Call Rotation Schedule:  Holidays only. Department: Laboratory Requirements Educational/Experience: Associate Degree in Medical Technology ASCP certification or equivalent nationally recognized Medical Technology certification required within one year of hire Mathematical skills Mandatory Abuse Reporter Certification within 6 months of hire Reasoning and language skills at the college level Ability to read, write,...
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA 50049
Jun 30, 2021
Under the supervision of the Laboratory Manager, performs clinical laboratory procedures, quality assurance, and instrument maintenance. Maintains cooperative working relationships with intradepartmental and interdepartmental personnel. Performs variety of general laboratory tests to obtain data for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease. Performs routine and special laboratory tests in accordance with requisition of physician, may perform clinical tests in any one or combination of areas of specialization. Days and Shifts:  Monday through Thursday 6:30pm – 5:00am On Call Rotation Schedule:  Holidays only Department: Laboratory Requirements Educational/Experience: Associate Degree in Medical Technology or equivalent in a certified laboratory Mathematical skills Mandatory Abuse Reporter Certification within 6 months of hire Reasoning and language skills at the college level Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well.