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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: State of Iowa
Location: Cherokee
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) merged on July 1, 2022, to form one agency, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). We are seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to join the team at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute (CMHI). This is a full-time opportunity and starting pay is dependent upon experience and education with a possible shift differential of $0.90 per hour for second shift and $1.00 per hour for third shift. We also offer a strong opportunity for advancement, growth, and development. The CMHI team consists of medical providers, social workers, Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Resident Treatment Workers (RTWs), and Resident Treatment Technicians (RTTs). LPNs contribute to the team by demonstrating technical and professional knowledge of the Nursing process, medication management, handling physician orders, documentation and behavioral management of patients. Under direct supervision, duties include admission, transfer and discharge of patients, providing direct nursing care as specified in the patient's individualized treatment plan, alerting the team to any issues, and supervising or assisting with patient care including bathing, meals and other activities of daily living. Our LPNs also provide assigned patient education, therapeutic activities, behavioral management interventions, and comply with hospital safety precautions including observation checks, hand-off communication and timely reporting of concerns to the RN staff. There are also opportunities to provide leadership for non-licensed staff, facilitate collaborative work habits and promote team building. CMHI provides active inpatient treatment to adults, adolescents and children in need of acute psychiatric care. The facility provides several services including individualized treatment plans. Support for children and adolescent patients to continue their education is provided, and individuals are encouraged to collaborate with staff members in formulating their own plan. Medication, group counseling and activities therapies may be included as well. We have a great total compensation package, including: Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Investors Club (RIC) (Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan) Health, Dental and Vision Insurance Vacation Leave Sick Leave Paid Holidays (9 days/year) Flexible Spending Accounts Life Insurance Long-Term Disability Insurance For additional information on benefits click here. Please Note: Under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services new vaccine mandate for healthcare workers (published on November 5, 2021 and affirmed by the United States Supreme Court on January 13, 2022), all potential employees of this facility must have received, at a minimum, the first dose of a primary series or a single dose vaccine OR have an approved religious or medical exemption (as determined by the agency) OR have documentation reflecting a temporary delay in vaccination (as determined by the agency in accordance with CDC allowances), prior to the start date. Candidates shall coordinate with agency staff to ensure all requirements are met before the individual provides any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients. Cherokee Highlights CMHI is located in Cherokee, Iowa, a city of approximately 5,000 located in the beautiful Little Sioux River Valley in Northwest Iowa. Enjoy fishing and canoeing on the Little Sioux River that winds through town, providing a backdrop to a well-developed parks and trails system. In addition, Cherokee has over 1,000 acres of land devoted to parks for things like camping, hiking, and horseback riding. Cherokee is the home of the first accredited museum and planetarium in Iowa, Sandford Museum and Planetarium, established in 1951. Cherokee may be the smallest town in the world to have its own symphony orchestra! This 60-member orchestra has been referred to as the "best kept secret in Northwest Iowa." Cherokee is 1 hour from Sioux City, 2 hours from Omaha, and 2 hours from Des Moines. Des Moines is home to Wells Fargo Arena (host site of NCAA Basketball and premier concerts), and Lauridsen Skatepark, the nation's largest public skate venue. Additionally, Des Moines has one of the nation's finest State Fairs and is home to professional sports teams the Iowa Cubs and Iowa Wolves. Check out these 10 Reasons to Move to Iowa. The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer HHS values those with "lived experience" and encourages foster youth, foster parents, and/or parents who were in the DHS system to apply. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply (Hearing and Speech Impaired Relay Iowa 1- TDD). Our agency uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Iowa Board of Nursing or licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in accordance with the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrator's Agreement of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description.

Keywords: State of Iowa, Sioux City , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Cherokee, Iowa

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