Licensed Practical Nurse - IRL GI at University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

The Iowa River Landing GI Clinic is seeking a 100% Licensed Practical Nurse. Functions within the scope of the practical nursing license to assist physician staff with patient care. Performs technical assessments, administers immunizations, assists with minor surgeries, administers medications and treatments, fits orthopedic devices, and may manage clinic programs.

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.®

University of Iowa Health Care-Iowa River Landing offers the world-class, academic-level medicine you expect from UI Hospitals and Clinics in a convenient medical office building that makes visiting the doctor a pleasant experience. Our pledge at UI Health Care-Iowa River Landing is that our patients will receive the best possible care in a friendly, compassionate, efficient way.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Performs various screening tests in preparation for patient's physical examination.
  • Administers medications, gives injections, monitors intravenous fluids and performs treatments which are within the practical nurse scope of practice. Observes and documents patient reactions to medications and treatments, and initiates emergency treatment as indicated.
  • Assesses visual acuity, oxygen saturation, and blood glucose levels.
  • Assists in examinations of patients, diagnostic procedures, and minor surgeries.
  • 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.
  • Maintains responsibility for screening and directing communication between clinic staff, consulting staff, continuing care providers, students, university faculty and staff, and the public.
  • Responsible for evaluating and documenting function of emergency equipment and for maintaining stock medication supplies.
  • May exercise functional supervision over students or health aids.

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

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Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours a week will be accomplished between the times of 8:00am - 5:00pm, with a 1-hour lunch. This position will be included in the weekend rotation.

Location: Iowa River Landing

Rotations: Saturday and Sunday off. Saturday rotation

Pay Grade: Pay Plan 10

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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 provider.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Previous clinical experience desired.
  • Previous pediatric experience desired.

Application Process:

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on 8/22/2021.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Appointment Type: Merit
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Pay Level: 10
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 39024.72
  • Starting Salary Maximum: 58025.52
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Alyson Maloney
  • Contact Email:

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