Licensed Practical Nurse- Hallmar

  • Mercy Cedar Rapids
  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
  • Feb 19, 2021
Full Time Nursing

Job Description

Up to $2500 sign on bonus! If you love geriatric care, but don’t love traditional residential facilities, we’d like to welcome you home to Hallmar at Mercy Medical Center! During its nearly 60 years of trusted senior care, Hallmar has evolved from one of the first nursing services of its kind in Iowa to a perfect place to call home for 50 residents. Guided by the compassionate components of The Mercy Touch, Hallmar caregivers equip residents with the resources to live happy, safe lives with fast access to healthcare as part of the hospital. Our elders have so much to teach us, join the Hallmar team and learn from the best!     Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions Ensures that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcomes Makes observations and collects data on assigned patients and provides input into the plan of care based on the information collected. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to implement and evaluate patient response to the plan of care. Consistently communicates appropriate patient information to care providers, registered nurses and other members of the health care team in a timely manner. Accepts telephone and verbal orders from physicians and mid-level providers Effectively organizes and prioritizes daily work and makes adjustments, taking into consideration the needs of the patient, department, physicians, and other staff. Performs bedside nursing care under the direct supervision of an RN. Provides limited intravenous therapy under the direct supervision of an RN in accordance with the Iowa Board of Nursing scope of practice (N/A for Hospice) Responds appropriately to emergencies and life-threatening situations. Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions Performs care conference assessments as assigned to help create a plan of care for best resident outcomes. Reviews staffing during each shift to ensure proper staffing compliment to resident's needs; making arrangements as needed to fill staffing gaps. Works efficiently and independently in the charge nurse role. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Demonstrates critical thinking skills and abilities. Sound background in basic nursing principles and procedures. Demonstrates ability to provide safe and effective basic nursing care. Professional Experience– Required vs. Preferred Previous patient care tech or Licensed Practical Nurse experience preferred. Previous experience in long term preferred Education-Required vs. Preferred N/A Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association (required). Currently licensed to practice as a practical nurse in the state of Iowa (required). Physical Activity Requirements Constant = 67-100% of workday Standing Walking Grasping Feeling   Frequent = 34-66% of workday Reaching Sitting Lifting Fingering Talking Hearing Repetitive motion Balancing Stooping Pushing Pulling Handling   Occasional = 33% or less of workday Kneeling Crouching Climbing   Physical Demand Requirements Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Employment Type

Full Time