Peninsula is division of Parkwest Medical Center Knoxville, TN
LPN Psych Services - Adult Population
Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift
Unit B is an 87-bed unit, divided into two separate “Tracks.” Track 1 is a 44-bed area that cares primarily for adult patients with mood disorders and/or chemical dependency issues. Track 2 is a 43-bed area that cares primarily for adult patients with thought disorders and/or chemical dependency issues. Unit B is a busy and exciting area to work where you will be exposed to patients dealing with a wide variety of psychiatric conditions. Staff may also work on other units in the hospital, offering the opportunity to work with many different types of patients. The care team consists of physicians, therapists, discharge planners, registered nurses, psychiatric technicians, and others who work together to develop a comprehensive treatment outline and care plan. We have a great team on the unit who all work together to provide excellent care for our patients in a safe, therapeutic environment.This unit creates a 6-week schedule which is released two weeks before the schedule starts. Staff preferences are considered and may be accommodated when they align with the overall staffing needs of the unit and facility.
Provides quality patient care under the clinical direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse.
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: Previous experience in the practice of psychiatric nursing is desired.
Licensure Requirement: Current license as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Tennessee or as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. CPR required.
Aptitude: Must demonstrate the ability to effectively work with others, to apply principles of education, and to organize and plan. Must have excellent assessment skills.
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