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Licensed Practical Nurse - Medical Surgical - Nights

Methodist Health System Fremont, NE

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.

Job Summary:

Work Schedule: 7pm to 7am

Accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families according to the individualized needs of the patient.


Essential Job Functions

1. Promotes positive relations when interacting with patients, visitors, families, physicians, customers and co-workers.

  • Greet, smiles and makes eye contact.

  • Introduces self by name.

  • Volunteers to help co-workers and other employees.

  • Addresses patients and others by surname.

  • Responds quickly to patients and/or other peoples' needs.

  • Knows and demonstrates 6 step customer complaint management process.

2. Assist the Registered Nurse (RN) by obtaining initial assessment of patient and on-going patient observation.

  • Completes initial assessment and documentation within standards set by nursing service.

  • Informs team leader/director of change in patient's status immediately.

  • Utilizes policies and procedures and Standards of Care to assess patient.

3. Performs nursing care as assigned by Charge Nurse, utilizing policies and procedures, Standards of Care and Care Plan.

  • Demonstrates skill in conceptual, technical, and procedural nursing practice to include unit specific policies and procedures outlines from orientation checklist.

  • Performs patient care and treatments in a timely manner.

  • Documents care and patient responses following policies and procedures for documentation.

  • Safely and accurately administers medication without incident.

  • Reports variances to team leader/director immediately.

4. Conducts patient teaching according to needs identified by discharge planning and care plan.

  • Conducts patient education utilizing available resources and documentation on patient education form.

  • Documents appropriate information on discharge forms.

5. Provides safety measures to protect staff and patients.

  • Utilizes patient restraints and documentation according to hospital policy.

  • Utilizes bed rails according to policy.

  • Reports safety hazards to director/charge nurse immediately.

  • Completes variance report within eight (8) hours of occurrence or incident.

  • Removes unsafe or unnecessary equipment.

  • Keeps room in a neat and orderly fashion.

6. Communicates verbally and in writing with patients, visitors, employees and medical staff.

  • Demonstrates courteous, helpful and professional behavior.

  • Provides team leader/director with complete and accurate report on patient's condition.

  • Actively participates in unit meeting.

  • Utilizes appropriate communication channels in attempting change.


7pm to 7am

Job Description:

Job Requirements


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing required.


  • Current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) License, valid compact multistate license to work in Iowa or temporary permit while awaiting licensure required.
  • Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.


  • Knowledge of nursing practices and principles, medications and effects, charting and notes.
  • Knowledge of the operation and use of equipment and manual dexterity.
  • Ability to apply nursing practices and principles.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with staff, patients, visitors, physicians and other departments.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to changing nursing practices.
  • Ability to apply positive patient relations when dealing with patients, staff, physicians or the public.

Physical Requirements

Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
    • Climbing
    • Crawling
    • Kneeling
    • Sitting
  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
    • Balancing
    • Carrying
    • Crouching
    • Distinguish colors
    • Keyboarding/typing
    • Lifting
    • Pulling/Pushing
    • Repetitive Motions
    • Stooping/bending
    • Twisting
  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
    • Fingering/Touching
    • Grasping
    • Hearing
    • Reaching
    • Seeing/Visual
    • Speaking/talking
    • Standing
    • Walking

Job Hazards

  • Not Related:
    • Electrical Shock/Static
    • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
  • Rate (1%-33%):
    • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
  • Occasionally (34%-66%):
    • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
    • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
    • Explosives (pressurized gas)
  • Frequent (67%-100%):
    • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
    • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
    • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

About Methodist:

Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.

Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

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Date Posted July 23, 2023
Date Closes October 31, 2023
Requisition JR100275
Located In Fremont, NE
Job Type Part-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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