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Licensed Practical Nurse - Clinic (UI Heart and Vascular Center) at University of Iowa

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Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Job Description:
Licensed Practical Nurse â€" Clinic (UI Heart and Vascular Center)

Classification Title: Licensed Practical Nurse

Department: UI Heart and Vascular Center

Pay Grade:

Percent of Time: 100%

Schedule: 40 hrs/wk, Monday - Friday (scheduled between 7:30am-5:30pm)

Staff Type: Merit

Type of Position: Regular

Position Summary:

Function within the scope of the practical nursing license to assist physician, advanced practice provider and/or RN with patient care. Perform technical assessment, administer medications, and assist with minor procedures/treatment. Additionally, may be assigned to manage clinic programs. Travel is required to support clinical outreach locations.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Perform physical assessment, which may include vital signs, weight, height, and current history and makes observations relevant to patient conditions. Documents or reviews all pertinent data, including allergies, current medications, and health history.
  • Perform various screening tests in preparation for patient’s physical examination.
  • Administer medications, give injections, monitor intravenous fluids and perform treatments which are within the practical nurse scope of practice. Observe and document patient reactions to medications and treatments, and initiate emergency treatment as indicated.
  • Assess oxygen saturation and blood glucose levels.
  • Assist in examinations of patients, diagnostic procedures, and minor procedures/treatments.
  • Provide patient education regarding diagnosis, medication, and treatment under direct or indirect supervision of the physician, or as directed by clinic protocol.
  • Initiate basic cardiac life support and assist in emergency situations as needed.
  • Assure timely reporting of lab work to physician/advanced practice provider and appropriate transfer of medical records as directed by physician/advanced practice provider or as requested by patients.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory of medical equipment and patient education materials in patient examination areas.
  • Maintain 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.

  • Participate in huddles to address issues and plan upcoming clinics.

  • Demonstrate accountability for patient satisfaction.

  • Participate in discharge planning process to ensure continuity of care and appropriate identification of primary cardiologist.

  • Perform non-patient care tasks associated with clinical operations including (but not limited to): faxing/scanning, answering phones, scheduling follow-up appointments and/or obtaining insurance prior authorizations.

  • Travel to outreach clinics as assigned.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Please submit a complete application (resume upload preferred) as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

For questions or additional information please contact the UI Heart and Vascular Center Human Resources Team at: .

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.

Position Qualifications

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 Life Support (BLS) certification required.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet University’s Fleet Safety Program.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills desired.

  • Previous experience providing direct patient care in, or demonstrated knowledge of cardiovascular services desired.