Covenant Health

Job Title
LPN I
ID
3504715
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
EMERGENCY ROOM

Overview

 

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Licensed Practical Nurse- Emergency Room

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Variable Shifts

 

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

 

Emergency Room

Parkwest Medical Center has a very fast-paced, high-energy, busy, 39 bed emergency room.  We see a wide range of patients on a daily basis, averaging 140 per day.  It is a very broad spectrum and a continuum of care.  We currently use self-scheduling, but hold staff to the requirement of three 12 hours shifts per week.  We also rotate every other weekend and every other Monday.  

 

Position Summary:

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

 

 If you have any questions please contact Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || 865-374-8107 || jgordon2@CovHlth.com

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.
  • 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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