Covenant Health

Job Title
LPN I / LPN II
ID
2021-39231
Facility
Cumberland Medical Center
Department Name
EMERGENCY ROOM

Overview

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Emergency Department

PRN (As Needed), 48 - 56 hours per 2 week pay period, shift to be determined by Manager.

 

The Emergency Department is a 24 bed newly constructed unit opening in October 2016.   Our Department sees approximately 32,000 patient per year.  Our staff members include RNs, LPNs/Techs, and HUCs.  We are team oriented and work at a lively pace.  Customer Satisfaction is a high priority.  The patients we care for typically have medical emergencies and acute care illnesses with occasional trauma.

 

 

Responsibilities

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

 

Position Accountabilities and Performance Criteria:

  • 1. Initiates admission database and history, and in collaboration with the RN implements patient and family teaching and care needs.
  • 2. Practices in compliance with all regulatory standards and adheres to all hospital policy and procedures in the performance of duties.
  • 3. Performs and prioritizes nursing care tasks.
  • 4. Accurately follows the nursing plan of care and pertinent medical orders in collaboration and under direction of a RN.
  • 5. Observes and reports nursing interventions and patient responses, and documents in a timely, concise and legible manner.
  • 6. Recognizes, responds and reports changes in patient conditions to RN Team Leader.
  • 7. Demonstrates principles of infection control; collaborates with infection control nurse to ensure safety of patients, visitors, and personnel.
  • 8. Assists in orienting new employees or students to unit routines.
  • 9. Administers IV venipuncture and parenteral fluids per established hospital protocol.
  • 10. Performs specific advanced patient care treatments as approved to perform per hospital protocol.
  • 11. Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served. 
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. Performs other duties as assigned.

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:  Minimum of six (6) months experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse; and have successfully completed an IV therapy course developed from the Infusion Nurse Society Standards; or have a minimum of six (6) months experience as a Licensed Practice Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse and have documented proof of having successfully completed a formal institutional/agency-based intravenous therapy training and competency program prior to January 1, 2007 or if after 2007, have completed a formal IV therapy program based on the current INS standards.

 

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

 

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