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Licensed Practical Nurse - Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit (6JC) 50% - 100% / 20 - 40 hours per

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Closing date
Jun 24, 2022

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Science, Life Sciences, Neuroscience, Nursing
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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.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a 100% Licensed Practical Nurse to work in the Neuroscience Intermediate Care Unit.

Neuroscience Intermediate Unit (6 JCP):

The 6 JCP unit is a 47-bed intermediate and acute care neuroscience unit caring for adult neurology and neurosurgical patient population requiring telemetry monitoring, ventriculostomies with intracranial pressure monitoring, and intensive neurological monitoring. Patient diagnoses include stroke, central nervous system (CNS) autoimmune diseases, surgeries of the brain and spinal cord, and neurological traumas involving the head, brain, and spinal cord. Our honors and awards include:

* Joint Commission Stroke Center of Excellence
* Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center
* Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care
* The Joint Commission Designated Primary Stroke Center


* Functions within the scope of the practical nursing license to provide care to patients following the plan of care established by the registered nurse. Performs technical assessments, administers immunizations, assists with minor surgeries, administers medications and treatments, fits orthopedic devices, and may manage clinic programs.

Position responsibilities, but not limited to:

* Under direct supervision of physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or registered nurse,
* Performs technical, patient care and related clerical functions in an ambulatory setting.
* Duties may involve the use of electronic word/data processing equipment and/or conventional office equipment.
* 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.
* 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.

Percent of Time: 50% - 100% / 20 - 40 hours per week

Schedule: Monday - Friday, shift rotation, holiday coverage, no weekends

Location: John Pappjohn Pavilion

Merit Pay Plan:

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
* For more information about Why Iowa?, click here

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 Certification

Special Qualifications:

* Medical Terminology
* Public Contact/Customer Service

In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

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.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. For questions or additional information, please contact

Additional Information

* Classification Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
* Appointment Type: Merit
* Schedule: Part-time


* Pay Level: 10

Contact Information

* Organization: Healthcare
* Contact Name: Kylie Arras
* Contact Email:
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