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Licensed Practical Nurse

Posted on: June 5, 2024
Surgical Technologist

Website Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

LPN – Primary Care, Pulmonology, Med/Surg/Peds

Primary Care and Pulmonology are full-time, Med/Surg/Peds is part-time

Workplace Details

Join our team and see why Prairie Lakes Healthcare System continues to be named a Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital year after year. Be a part of our mission to make a positive difference in the health of the patients and communities we serve by delivering accessible, high-quality, affordable, and compassionate healthcare. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is an independent, non-profit rural healthcare system serving 10 counties in northeastern South Dakota and west-central Minnesota.

Job Summary

This position is responsible for nursing care of patients as directed by medical providers. Responsible for patient flow and assisting providers as necessary with examination. Provides nursing care for patients in accordance with established standards, policies, and nursing scope of practice.

Responsibilities include:

·        Coordinates the collection of all documentation required prior to the patient’s first visit including labs, x-rays, pathology reports, physician notes, etc.

·        Assists as needed with patient assessments (vitals, reason for visits, etc.) adapting basic procedures to patient medical needs and treatment stage.

·        Coordinates and ensures patients are in the room and ready for the physician to see.

·        Prepares equipment and aids providers during treatment, examination, and procedures.

·        Implements and notes physician orders.

·        Directs patient flow as dictated by the treatment plan.

·        Observes, records, and reports allergies and reaction to drugs. Administers medications as directed.

·        Coordinates and assists with discharge instructions, follow-up care, diagnostic tests, and existing and new medication instructions.

·        Administers and documents general nursing care.


Prairie Lakes Healthcare System offers comprehensive benefits for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and generous paid time off to maintain a healthy home-work balance.

Additional benefits for those qualifying include:

·        Flexible Spending Account

·        Roth IRA retirement plan

·        Employee Assistance Program for mental health

·        Education Loan Program

·        Community discounts including the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center


Holds or is eligible for licensure as a licensed practical nurse in South Dakota.

Graduate of an approved school of nursing. Three to five years of progressive clinical experience in a primary care setting or similar clinical experience preferred.

Mandatory Basic and Advanced Life Support Training per policy.

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

To apply for this job please visit www.prairielakes.com.