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, USA
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: Monday-Friday 6:00am-2:30pm  (no call) 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
Nursing
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
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. The Referral Clerk is responsible for obtaining referrals for patients who the providers have referred to specialist and will provide clerical/receptionist support. Days and Shifts: Works 30 plus hours per week Monday through Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm Varied Rotates with other staff working Saturday 7:45am – 12:00pm and Sunday 10:45am – 3:00pm. Department: LCHC Medical Clinic 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, USA
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.
Laboratory Technician Technologist
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
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 other Friday and Saturday 6:00pm – 6:30am Works 36 hours and paid for 40. 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
Assistant/Support Nursing
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
Promotes partnership while providing quality care to patients, according to LCHC Standards for patients with acute, skilled nursing, or chronic health conditions. Days and Shifts:  Rotation Below Week #1 Wednesday 7:00am through Friday 7:00pm Week #2 Friday 7:00pm through Monday 7:00am Week #3 Paid Week Off Will work the Emergency Room 12 to 14 hours, in the 60 hour rotation, as part of Hospital/ER coverage. Weekend Rotation Schedule:  Every 3rd weekend. Departments: Med-Surg & Emergency Requirements: ARNP or PA-C required Current license in state of Iowa Current Healthcare Provider BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications ATLS within six months of hire Drug Enforcement Agency permission to prescribe and maintain controlled substances Iowa Controlled Substance certificate Child and Dependent Adult Mandatory Abuse Reporter Certification Experience and/or extensive training in hospital medicine
Education Physician Assistant Physician & Surgeon
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
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 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00pm – 6:30am 36/40 (36 hours worked=40 hours pay) 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 English well.
Nursing
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
The role of the Care Coordinator is to assist the healthcare team including medical providers, patients, and families by coordinating and facilitating patient care leading to the best outcome while providing regular and consistent follow-up during transitions of care with patient, coordinators and other healthcare professionals in other care settings. Responsible for providing direct care to those in need.  Perform nursing assessments and assist physician with employment and surveillance examinations.  Educate individuals on health/wellness/safety related topics through individual discussions or group training.  Communicate effectively with other peers for continuity of care; patients for injury care instruction; and others in personnel and safety with a need to know.  Maintain satisfactory relations with other departments and units.  Maintain confidential electronic medical records.  Maintain satisfactory relations in accordance with mission, vision and core values of Lucas...
Nursing
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
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 M-F 7:00am – 7:00pm (Varied – Up to 36-40 hours per week) Works every 4th or 5th Saturday morning 8:00am-12:00pm & Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm Department: LCHC Medical Clinic Requirements: Current Iowa RN licensure Phlebotomy experience preferred BLS certification Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English well. Computer literate – Electronic Medical Record...
Assistant/Support Nursing
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
Maintain cleanliness and orderliness as assigned throughout facility Perform housekeeping duties as directed Perform laundry duties as directed Days and Shifts: Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm  Every 8th weekend 8:00am-4:30pm On-Call Rotation Schedule:  Holidays Department: Housekeeping Requirements Educational/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent Institutional housekeeping/laundry/custodial experience helpful Mandatory abuse reporter certification required within 6 months Ability to understand and follow written/verbal directions as given Ability to work with minimal supervision Dependable and responsible Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well
Assistant/Support Technician
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
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 – 12 hours shifts 6:00am – 6:30pm Works every 3rd  Saturday & Sunday 6:00am – 6:30pm 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
Assistant/Support Nursing
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
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 Friday 5:00am – 1:30pm 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,...
Laboratory Technician Technologist
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
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 2 out of 3 weekends, Fri, Sat. & Sun. or Sat., Sun., Mon. 6:00am – 6:30pm 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.
Nursing
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
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 varied days and shifts 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 – Preferred 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 within 6 months of hire Ability...
Technologist
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
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 Friday 5:00am-1:30pm 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,...
Laboratory Technician Technologist
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
Acts as a first unit ambulance response person in addition to performing requested functions in emergency room 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 + On Call Rotation Opposite 12 hours of shift Required:  Orientation of 10 shifts in first 6 weeks All part time and occasional EMS employees will receive incentive pay of 30% of base for each hour worked. Department: Ambulance/Emergency Departments Requirements Educational/Experience: Current Iowa EMT licensure Valid Chauffeur’s License Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification Mandatory Abuse Reporter Certification required within 6 months of hire Ability to read, write, speak and understand English well
Technician
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
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.
Nursing
Lucas County Health Center Chariton, IA, USA
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
Nursing Technician