Mary Greeley Medical Center LPN in Ames, Iowa
Under general direction, protects, promotes, and optimizes health and abilities. Prevents illness and injury. Alleviates suffering through the diagnosis and treatment. Advocates for patients and their families. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Attend and participate in 50% of department meetings.
Demonstrate understanding and proficiency of the Avasys telesitter solution software.
Train as a Monitor Technician to watch heart rhythms for patients on cardiac monitoring.
Assists RNs admitting patients to the department, wound care, medication pass, procedures and other tasks as delegated.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse and authorized by the State of Iowa to practice nursing.
Graduation from a school of nursing.
Basic Life Support (BLS) training, or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Mandatory Reporter training or within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
De-escalation training prior to performing direct patient care or within 90 days of hire
POSC training within first 90 days of hire for all night shift staff.
Complete LPN Expanded IV Therapy Course after first year of hire.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Proficient in communication skills.
Ability to pursue and foster a sense of team and partnership across all disciplines.
Ability to communicate effectively, in English, with diverse population groups.
Ability to be self-directed, flexible, and able to adapt to change.
Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and tactful manner with physicians, staff, patients and/or their representatives.
Ability to read and understand chart documentation.
Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills.
Ability to read, write and understand the English language.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience: