LPN – 2nd shift – St. Luke's Hospital Transitional Care Center – Cedar Rapids, IA

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St. Luke's Hospital Transitional Care Center


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  • $51.2K – $64.8K a year is Indeed’s estimated salary for this role in Cedar Rapids, IA.
 

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The St. Luke’s Transitional Care Center is looking for reliable LPN’s (Licensed Practical Nurse) to care for our skilled nursing patients in a professional and considerate manner. You will work under the supervision of a registered nurse or doctor. LPN professionals must be first and foremost qualified and compassionate. The ideal candidate will be experienced in providing basic care to those who need it while remaining patient and calm.

Responsibilities

  • Record a patient’s medical history accurately
  • Take and record measurements of blood pressure, temperature, heart rate etc.
  • Observe patients under treatment to identify progress, side-effects of medications etc.
  • Monitor patients’ condition including fluid intake and output and compose patient charts
  • Assist ailing patients in daily necessary activities such as eating, bathing etc.
  • Administer injections, prescribed medications, clean and dress wounds and assist with other basic medical care tasks
  • Collect samples for lab testing as assigned
  • Provide emotional and psychological support when needed
  • Communicate with patients’ family or friends to provide advice, comfort and release instructions

Skills

  • Proven experience as LPN or similar role
  • Ability to undertake a variety of diverse care tasks and work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Familiarity with health, safety and sanitation standards and procedures
  • Understanding of confidentiality obligations and nursing best practices
  • Excellent knowledge of medical and hospital terminology
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Compassionate and able to handle stress
  • Successful completion of LPN license program is a must

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