Covenant Health

Job Title
LPN I
ID
3233914
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
MEDICAL UNIT

Overview

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Medical Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

 

 

This is a very energetic and team oriented, 16 bed unit. Fast paced and challenging at times but rewarding in so many ways.We have strong collaboration inside and outside of our unit, working closely with physicians and families, respiratory and physical therapists, and chaplaincy services. You will also notice that our unit is very clean, orderly and organized. We are a NICHE designated unit: Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders (NICHE). This is a nurse-driven program designed to address the complex needs of older adults through best practice, education and tools. 

 

 

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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