Covenant Health

LPN - Oncology, Gynecology, Surgery

ID
3090753
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
ONCOLOGY-GYN-SURG

Overview

 

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LPN I - Oncology, Gynecology, Surgery 

Facility: Parkwest Medical Center

Department: Oncology, Gynecology, Surgery

Schedule: Full-Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

 

 

Our Oncology-Gynecology-Surgery Unit is a fast-paced, energetic and fun group! Our unit consists of 44 beds. We have a wide variety of patients that provide opportunities for our RNs to build skills and knowledge base. We have post-op surgery patients who will need surgical incision care, JP drains, ileostomy, colostomy, ileal conduits, NG tubes, patients with epidurals, PCAs, infusions of blood products, TPN, and chemotherapy. Schedules: We have modified self-scheduling with a requirement of six weekend shifts over a six week period. After 1-year, new graduates can become chemo certified.

 

 

Position Summary:

The LPN/LVN I will provide nursing care under supervision of a registered nurse, within an assigned unit.

Responsibilities

  • Initiates admission database and history, and in collaboration with the RN implements patient and family teaching and care needs.
  • Practices in compliance with all regulatory standards and adheres to all hospital policy and procedures in the performance of duties.
  • Performs and prioritizes nursing care tasks.
  • Accurately follows the nursing plan of care and pertinent medical orders in collaboration and under direction of RN.
  • Observes and reports nursing interventions and patient responses, and documents in a timely, concise and legible manner.
  • Recognizes, responds and reports changes in patient conditions to RN Team Leader.
  • Participates in unit specific quality assurance activities and patient care conferences as requested.
  • Demonstrates principles of infection control; collaborates with infection control nurse to ensure safety of patients, visitors, and personnel.
  • Assists in orienting new employees or students to unit routines.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:           None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience:         No prior experience as a LPN/LVN needed.

 

Licensure Requirement:      Currently licensed by the Tennessee Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse.

 

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