Catholic Health Initiatives LPN Licensed Practical Nurse Lead - Mercy Internal Medicine Urbandale Clinic in URBANDALE, Iowa

LPN Licensed Practical Nurse Lead - Mercy Internal Medicine Urbandale Clinic


Job Summary

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse

or Physician, Licensed Practical Nurse functions as a vital member of the

healthcare team who contributes to the success of the practice by

demonstrating customer/patient focus, effective communication,

professionalism, and teamwork. Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan,

implement, and evaluate comprehensive care provided to selected patient

populations and their families.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performsbasic nursing care to patients by following established standards andprocedures.

  • Collectspatient data such as vital signs; notes how the patient looks and acts,or responds to stimuli, and reports this information accordingly.

  • Preparesand administers injections, performs routine tests, treats wounds, andchanges bandages.

  • Prepares patientrecords and files using established medical record forms/automatedsystems and documentation practices.

  • Administerscertain prescribed medications, and monitors and documents treatmentprogress and patient response.

  • Participates inthe implementation and evaluation of patient care based on practiceguidelines, standards of care, and federal/state laws and regulations.

  • Monitors anddocuments treatment progress and patient response.

  • Conveysinformation to patients and families about health status, healthmaintenance, and management of acute and chronic conditions.

  • Participates inteams to improve patient care processes and outcomes.

  • Performs otherduties as assigned.


Job Requirements /Qualifications

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required &


  • Must be a graduate of anaccredited school of practical nursing program.

  • Must have current/valid Licensed PracticalNurse license from the state licensing board.

  • Must have current healthcareprovider CPR (Basic Life Support) certification.

Experience (required and preferred):

  • 1 yearexperience in a clinic or acute hospital nursing setting required



Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 80

Weekends Required None

Req ID: 2018-R0179590

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.