LPN Transitional Care Unit

Unitypoint Health Peoria , IL 61601

Posted 2 months ago


UnityPoint Health

  • Methodist | Proctor | The Point of Unity is You.

UnityPoint Health is one of the nation's most integrated health systems. We have a vision for healthcare, and it starts with you: "Best outcome for every patient, every time."

Through relationships with more than 280 physician clinics, 29 hospitals in metropolitan and rural communities, and home care services throughout its 8 regions, UnityPoint Health provides care throughout Illinois and Iowa.

We surround you with care that is coordinated between your doctor's office, hospital and in your home.

With almost 600 board-certified physicians backed by a dedicated team of healthcare professionals who combine high-tech medicine with genuine warmth and caring, UnityPoint Health

  • Methodist provides coordinated clinic, hospital and home-based care for patients in Central Illinois.

Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse

UnityPoint Health-Proctor Campus

Shift: Full-time/36 hrs per week 7P-7A


As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional nursing knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients through the application of the nursing process


CLINICAL EXCELLENCE FOCUS: Promotes the use of evidence based practice through the nursing process, protocols and procedures while under the supervision of an RN, assesses patient's status through interview, observation and physical assessment of actual problems and outcomes

  • Assists the RN in the development of an Skilled individualized plan of care using a collaborative approach with the patient/family and health care team. Daily monitoring and revisions with med and treatment order changes.

  • Uses appropriate interventions identified in the plan of care to achieve expected patient outcomes

  • Systematically evaluates and documents patient's progress toward expected outcomes/goals on an ongoing basis throughout the shift

  • Completes Skilled required documentation as appropriate, including patient chart and event reports

  • Demonstrates professional accountability for own practice as evidenced through seeking resources and continuing self-development

  • Demonstrates technical knowledge of equipment and troubleshoots when problems arise

  • Acquires and maintains current knowledge and skills in evidence based nursing practice

  • Promotes the professional development of self and team members

  • Shares clinical knowledge through informal teaching and in response to the learning needs of others

  • Completes the following assessments per IDPH regulation: BIMS interview, Mood interview, AIMS assessment & daily psychotropic monitoring

  • ensure diagnosis is documented by Physician on admission and ongoing for all psychotropic meds per IDPH regulation

WORK ENVIRONMENT & CULTURE FOCUS: Participates in interdisciplinary care of the patient through collaboration with team members and utilizes additional resources when necessary

  • Analyzes clinical situations in a systematic way and acts to obtain resources or correct problems to meet or exceed expected outcomes or patient needs

  • Recognizes need for assistance and utilizes resources, including physician and nurse to nurse (UAT) consultation in a timely manner

  • Demonstrates ownership and persistence to ensure problem is resolved in best way possible.

  • Able to assume assignment of non-complex and some complex patient management with some turnover in assignment

  • Consistently prioritizes work based on changes in patient condition, changes in assignment and unanticipated interruptions

  • Identifies and utilizes team resources to solve identified problems or needs

  • Collaborates with the health care team in the organization of tasks and activities for the patient's care from admission to discharge according to the plan of care and to meet identified expected outcomes

  • Works with other team members in delegating tasks and activities appropriately

  • Provides goal-focused shift report

  • Advocates with physicians on patient's behalf when necessary

  • Utilizes communication and teamwork strategies aimed at promoting high team performance and achieving optimal patient outcomes and unit productivity

  • Chooses an appropriate and meaningful communication style when interacting with others; gives and accepts constructive feedback to/from peers

PATIENT EDUCATION FOCUS: Adapts teaching strategies appropriately to meet the patient's/family's age specific needs.

  • Adapts teaching strategies based on patient's response, readiness to learn and level of comprehension

  • Takes cultural, age-specific, gender, and developmental factors into consideration when teaching patients about procedures, illness, hospital experience, etc.

  • Ensures patient safety in the hospital environment by following policy/procedures and adhering to National Patient Safety Goals

  • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education

  • Utilizes SVI patient education system and other resources for patients and family members

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT FOCUS: Actively participates in data collection, analysis, problem solving and gives input on process improvements and patient satisfaction.

  • Assures that the care provided is consistent with standards of care, evidence based practices, national patient safety goals, core measures and other quality initiatives undertaken by the unit/hospital

  • Works with interdisciplinary team in identifying opportunities for improvement in patient care and patient/family satisfaction

  • Actively promotes and achieves customer satisfaction (patient, family, departments, physicians)

  • Participates in the implementation of Performance Improvement initiatives

  • Promptly and efficiently follows up on patient/family requests/needs - anticipates patient/family needs

  • Encourages coworkers in achieving excellent customer satisfaction; utilizes organizational service excellence standards

  • Serves on unit based councils

  • Identifies practice problems on the unit



  • Technical School in the field of licensed practical nursing required

License and Certification

  • CPR-must remain valid for 60 days following start date

  • Registered as Licensed Practice Nurse by state of IL.

Required English Skills

  • Basic oral skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker

  • Interaction with a wide variety of people

  • Maintain confidential information

  • Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information

  • Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor

Computer Skills

  • Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within a Windows OS and learning new applications.
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LPN Transitional Care Unit

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