Licensed Practical Nurse -Medicine Psychiatric Inpatient Unit (3BT)
University of Iowa
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Internal Number: 22002721_1655223874
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a 60-90% Licensed Practical Nurse to work in the Medicine Psychiatric Inpatient Unit (3BT).
Medicine Psychiatric Inpatient Unit (3BT):
This Unit is a 15-bed secure unit that serves adult patients who have acute physical illnesses in conjunction with an acute psychiatric disorder. 3BT is one of only a few such specialized medical/psychiatric units in the country.
Functions within the scope of the practical nursing license to provide care to patients following the plan of care established by the registered nurse. Performs technical assessments, administers immunizations, assists with minor surgeries, administers medications and treatments, fits orthopedic devices, and may manage clinic programs.
Position responsibilities, but not limited to:
Under direct supervision of physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or registered nurse
Performs technical, patient care and related clerical functions in an ambulatory setting
Duties may involve the use of electronic word/data processing equipment and/or conventional office equipment
Provides patient education regarding diagnosis, medication and treatment under direct or indirect supervision of the physician, or as directed by clinic protocols
Applies dressings, assesses and documents wound condition, removes sutures, assures proper fit of orthopedic equipment, and provides treatments according to standardized protocols. Responsible for instructing patients on the specific procedures for follow-up care
Initiates basic cardiac life support and assists in emergency situations as needed
Assures timely reporting of lab work to physician staff and appropriate transfer of medical records as directed by physician or as requested by patients
Maintains appropriate inventory of medical equipment and patient education materials in patient examination areas
Performs physical assessment, which may include vital signs, weight, height, and current history and makes observations relevant to patient conditions. Documents and/or reviews all pertinent data, including allergies, current medications, and health history
Percent of Time: 60%-90% - 24-36 hours per week Schedule: Shift preference negotiable, but every third weekend and rotating holidays are required Location: 3BT Merit Pay Plan: Benefits Highlights:
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with the Iowa Board of Nursing, or eligible for temporary work permit. Responsible to take the required continuing education hours to maintain a valid LPN certification.
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
Public Contact/Customer Service
Expanded IV Therapy
In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. For questions or additional information, please contact Lindseyfirstname.lastname@example.org
Applicant selected for position, if external, must be available to attend a 2 week orientation session Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.