Mercy Medical Center Clinton LPN Skilled Care Unit Full Time Days in Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa


SC101_37010 Skilled Care Unit 7 C

Expected Weekly Hours:



12 Hour Day Shift

Position Purpose:

Job Description Details:



Position Title: Licensed Practical Nurse SNU

Job Code: U01990

Reports To: MDS Coord & Assist Admin/ DON

Pay Grade: PG 17

Dept/Clinic: Skilled Care Unit

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Approved By: Human Resources

Date: May 2018

OSHA: 1 - Exposure


Under direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, assists in carrying out the phases of the nursing process as appropriately delegated by the Registered Nurse. Performs activities and functions of resident care, which are task oriented, and within the skill level of the Licensed Practical Nurse, in accordance with Mercy Medical Center protocol. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.


Adult Geriatric


  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service/care appropriate to the age of the patients served, in accordance with Mercy standards.

  • Utilizing the nursing process assists the registered nurse in providing resident care from a holistic approach, specific to the age of the resident population identified within the department/unit scope of service, and in accordance with the department/unit standards.

  • Demonstrates ability to anticipate/identify physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the resident and appropriately reports to the Registered Nurse.

  • Communicates and collaborates effectively with registered nurses, certified nursing assistants and other multi-disciplinary team members, as well as residents, families and significant others.

  • Implements and documents appropriated teaching needs to residents/family/significant others as delegated by the Registered Nurse.

  • Implements and documents appropriated teaching needs to residents/family/significant others as delegated by the Registered Nurse.

  • Prioritizes and implements appropriated interventions and treatments as delegated by the registered nurse, utilizing the formulated plan of care;

  • Collaborates with the registered nurse to evaluate and document resident responses to the plan of care, mediations, treatments and therapies (ongoing resident assessments).

  • Identifies and communicates significant changes in residents status (potential or actual adverse resident occurrences) to the Registered Nurse.

  • Reports and records aspects of data collection/tasks performed into the residents record accurately and concisely;

  • Upon completion of Pharmacology and Calculations Tests, administers medications (excluding intravenous administration) safely utilizing acquired knowledge and skills according to the physician's orders;

  • Ensures that documentation accurately reflects supplies, equipment and services provided.

  • Performs aseptic treatments/procedures per Registered Nurse delegation and physician order and in compliance with Mercy Medical Center protocol;

  • Maintains knowledge and demonstrates competency in use of resident equipment;

  • Maintains and annually updates the Licensed Practical Nurse Skills Performance Checklist per Mercy Medical Center established policy and unit standards;

  • Recognizes lawful/ethical limitations to his/her role in the nursing process;

  • Takes responsibility and maintains overall unit organizations and safety, and reports discrepancies to appropriated person in a timely manner within limitations of authority;

  • Supports and is involved in the applications of CQI principals;

  • Recognizes and communicates issues/occurrences utilizing established lives of authority, and assists in identifying ways to resolve variances or unacceptable outcomes;

  • Actively participates in department meetings, committees, conferences, and in-services;

  • Is knowledgeable of and actively participates in improving resident safety and reducing risk to residents. Complies with Safety and Infection Control Policies and Procedures.

  • Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mercy and Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Mercy and Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information pertaining to clients, physicians, employees, and Mercy business.

  • Demonstrates general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.)

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.


We serve together in Mercy and Trinity Health, in the spirit of the Gospel, to heal body, mind and spirit, to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us.


The Guiding Behaviors are the behaviors necessary for all of us to achieve our Vision. They are:

  • We support each other in serving our patients and communities.

  • We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and directly.

  • We are fully present.

  • We are all accountable.

  • We trust and assume goodness in intentions.

  • We are continuous learners.


Must be able to embrace and adhere to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization and support the Mission of Trinity Health.

Must demonstrate good work habits such as time management, attendance, punctuality, team building and other behaviors aligned to the Guiding Behaviors of the organization.


Requires an active Iowa LPN license in good standing. LPN Supervisor Training required within 30 days. One year of experience is preferred. Is able to communicate effectively with all members of the health care team. Positively promotes the image of Mercy Medical Center. Successful completion of security background check. Basic Life Support Certification is required. Must have a general working knowledge of computers and department specific software (i.e. Healthstream, internet, etc.) Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment. Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, Must practice vision, goals, and values of Mercy and Trinity Health

Mercy cultivates, upholds and supports a safe work environment. Associates support patient and staff safety by demonstrating aptitude and maintaining organizational employment standards and requirements. Associate job performance is continually appraised and formally evaluated during the course of employment with Mercy.


Must successfully pass employment physical examination and must adhere to applicable organizational requirements on an annual basis for Employee Health Directives. Must possess the ability to comply with Mercy and Trinity Health policies and procedures. This job is categorized as "Medium Work". Has the physical stamina to meet the requirements of this job. Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly. Must be able to handle stress effectively. Must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to environmental elements, internal and external, which may affect the work place, such as infectious disease, chemical and/or chemical fumes, dust, noise, physical injury from an out of control patient, and adverse effects of inclement weather which may occur.

These essential functions identify the major requirements of the job. They are not an exhaustive list of all job requirements. An employee may be called upon to perform physical actions not specifically identified in this job description.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit at . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.