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UnityPoint Health LPN Acute Rehab - (Part-Time Evenings. Two 8 Hour Shifts) in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's

Sioux City

Part-time - Two 8 hour shifts M-F and rotating weekends.

Recognized as a valuable member of the Rehabilitation team, the LPN practices under the supervision of the Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and assists patients in adapting to an altered lifestyle, while providing a therapeutic environment for patients and their families. Actions are team oriented to successfully provided patient/family care and high level of satisfaction, through evidence- based practice. Maintains a practice environment that reflects the ANA Code for Nurses, Philosophy of Nursing at UnityPoint Health with in the structure of the Professional Nurse Practice Model and in collaboration with other care givers.

Clinical Excellence & Patient Care

  • Possesses the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide care for people with physical disability and chronic illness

  • Participates in patient/family educational activities and uses appropriate resources to implement an individualized teaching and discharge plan with patients and their families

  • Performs hands-on nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to achieve quality outcomes for patients

  • Reinforces the care provided by other team members

  • Provides direction and supervision of unlicensed assistive personnel (i.e. Patient Care Technician), demonstrates clinical judgment appropriate for Iowa’s LPN scope of practice, uses problem solving techniques and time-management principles, and delegates appropriately

  • Coordinates nursing care activities in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team to facilitate achievement of overall goals

  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills to develop a rapport with patients, their families, and health team members and to ensure the fulfilment of requirements for legal documentation and reimbursement

  • Maintains a strong commitment to the rehabilitation team

  • Contributes to the assessment of the physical, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual dimensions of patients and their families, as well as their educational and discharge needs

  • Collaborates with other rehabilitation team members and contributes to the dynamic interdisciplinary plan of care

  • Implements the interdisciplinary plan of care within the scope of LPN/LVN practice and provides nursing care and education directly or through ancillary personnel, as needed, to maintain and restore function and prevent complications and further loss

Clinical Excellence & Patient Education

  • Reinforces information provided to patients about the disease processes underlying disabilities and teaches nursing techniques to help patients and their families develop the self-care skills necessary to move toward wellness on the illness-wellness continuum

  • Provides assistance to patients and their families within his/her scope of practice for future self-management and decision-making responsibilities by fostering patients’ independence and goal achievement

  • Reinforces the teaching done by the rehabilitation staff nurse and other specialists in rehabilitation and other healthcare disciplines and provides resource materials for patients’ changing needs

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Actively listens, reflects, and assists patients and their families through the stages of the grieving process to mourn the loss of abilities and roles

  • Advocates for policies and services that promote the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and participates in activities that will positively influence the community’s awareness of disabilities

  • Contributes to a safe and therapeutic environment and supports activities that promote the patients’ return of function and prevent complications or chronic illness

  • Intervenes on behalf of patients, along with the rehabilitation staff nurse, to ensure that medical professionals and nonmedical professionals work to maximize patients’ success when they return to work or school

  • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the designated time frame.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

Education:

  • Graduate of accredited LPN program.

License(s)/Certification(s):

  • Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Iowa.

  • Must possess and maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or obtain certification within three (3) months from date of hire.

  • Obtain CPI certification within (3) three months from date of hire

  • Must obtain and maintain NIHSS education prior to end of orientation and maintain bi-annually

  • Completion of eight hours of stroke education prior to the end of orientation and annually.

  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

  • Multicultural sensitivity.

  • Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.

  • Customer/patient focused.

  • Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions.

Requisition ID: 2020-75617

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Acute Rehab Unit- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .5

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: two eight hour shifts, evenings M-F weekends

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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