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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: State of Iowa
Location: Independence
Posted on: November 24, 2022

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 Independence Mental Health Institute (IMHI). This is a full-time position with HHS and i n addition to the base pay rate, there is an available 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. IMHI provides inpatient treatment and acute psychiatric services. The facility offers several services including individualized treatment plans and support for children and adolescent patients to continue their education. Individuals are encouraged to collaborate with staff members in formulating their own plan. Medication, group counseling and activities therapies might be included as well. LPNs at IMHI participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team. LPN staff provide direct patient care and perform general nursing procedures. LPNs are expected to effectively apply nursing knowledge and skills throughout the delivery of services, document client treatment and concerns, administer medications and communicate information and issues with supervisory and other nursing staff. When a long-term team member was asked "why did you choose a career at IMHI," the team member stated, "It really is the work that has kept me here. The work is rewarding. The patients are the most difficult to treat and most expensive. We are the final stop for getting cutting edge psychiatric treatment." If you enjoy helping people with adult, children and family services, mental health treatment, disabilities services and long-term care, then this could be a great opportunity for you. 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 & 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. Independence Highlights IMHI is in Independence, Iowa, a city of approximately 6,000, located in scenic Northeast Iowa. The Wapsipinicon River flows through town offering many recreational opportunities from canoeing to fishing. Independence is a progressive community sporting a newer public library, trails and home of Cedar Rock state park which includes a Frank Lloyd Wright home. Independence is 30 minutes from Waterloo/Cedar Falls home of the UNI Panthers, 45 minutes from Cedar Rapids and 1 hour from Iowa City, home of the Iowa Hawkeyes. 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 HHS 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.More information regarding the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators agreement of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing is available at the Nurse Licensure Compact. Review the provisions of the statute that authorized the creation of the Nurse Licensure Compact at Chapter 152E, Iowa Code.

Keywords: State of Iowa, Cedar Rapids , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Independence, Iowa

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