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Hourly LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse - Medical Surgical Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit (4RC)

Posting ID 129653
Department Nursing Service/UIHC
Jobcode Licensed Practical Nurse
Working Title Hourly LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse - Medical Surgical Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit (4RC)

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Nursing is seeking a hourly, PRN Licensed Practical Nurse to work in the Medical Surgical Cardiology Intermediate Care Unit. 

Medical Surgical Cardiology Unit (4 RCP) – Gold Beacon Unit

4RCP is a 47-bed unit providing care for adult medical cardiology, cardiac and thoracic surgery patients requiring telemetry monitoring, temporary cardiac pacing, vasoactive and anticoagulant medication infusions. The unit provides care to postoperative patients including esophagectomies, Nissen fundoplications, thoracotomies, heart transplantation, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve replacements and transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR). 4RCP also provides care to patients with cardiomyopathy, pulmonary hypertension, chest pain, post percutaneous coronary interventions, as well as arrhythmia management. In addition, the unit is certified to provide care to patients with left ventricular-assist-devices (LVAD). Through a multidisciplinary teamwork approach, 4RCP was awarded with a Gold Beacon Award for Excellence by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN); this is the only Gold Beacon Award in the state of Iowa. Our certifications include:

  • Joint Commission Advanced Disease Specific Certification for Ventricular Assist Device
  • Joint Commission Certification for Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy
  • Joint Commission Certification for Cardiac Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Aortic Aneurysm
  • Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Valve Repair and Replacement


  • 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

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


Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. 

Phone: 319-384-6736
Application Instructions In order to be considered, applicants must send your resume that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position to
Ad Start Date 08/18/2022
Ad End Date 11/30/2022

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