Employment Opportunities

Position Posted On:
Urbandale Health Care Center
4614 NW 84th Street
Urbandale, IA  50322
Job Title:
Licensed Practical Nurse
Job Type:
Health & Human Services
Full Time
Hours Per Week:
32-40 hours/week
Position Start Date:
Contact us for more information
Pay Rate:
Starts at $19.00/hr
How To Apply:
In person at Urbandale Health Care Center or online.
Contact Name:
Britny Marin  
Job Description:
All Shifts are available for this position. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: o Administers basic nursing care to Residents in accordance with facility’s policies and procedures. o Thoroughly assesses Residents and responds according to Nursing Standards of Practice. o Plans and implements Resident care according to Care Plan o Evaluates Residents on an on-going basis to ensure needs are met and Care Planned properly o Observes Resident, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies Physician of Resident's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents. o Documents interventions and Resident/family education. o Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal ranges and assess condition of Resident. o Responds to life saving situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol. o Supervises C.N.A.s. Charge Nurse will supervise all nursing staff. All nurses are responsible for supervision of the C.N.A.s. Appropriately handles all employee related issues within scope of authority. o Administers medication, according to doctor’s order and established policy and procedure. o Conduct narcotics counts and maintains emergency kits/EDKs. o Follows and executes Admission, Discharge and Transfer procedures. o Communicates appropriately and completely with Physicians and does appropriate documentation in regards to doctor’s orders. o Effectively handles Resident and family complaints and requests.
Job Qualifications:
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience: Must have successfully completed Licensed Practical Nurse Program Language Ability: Ability to converse in English. Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos using the English language. Ability to speak loudly; Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to Residents, Resident family members and other employees of the organization. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Residents, families and Employees. Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Computer Skills: No computer skills needed. Certificates and Licenses: Current License Practical Nurse License, State of Iowa - LPN Supervisory Course Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 5-35 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to quiet. Duties may require work in wet environment (non-weather), such as shower rooms. Job requires frequent and regular exposure to body fluids and blood. Includes potential exposure to HIV and Hepatitis B. Personal Protective Equipment provided. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must regularly lift and /or move more than 40 pounds. May occasionally lift more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and smell. The employee regularly pushes and pulls. The employee is required to move intermittently and is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. Must be able to assist in the evacuation of Residents in emergency situations. Emotional stability to deal with stressful situations on a regular basis; Ability to deal with illness, death and dying;