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Licensed Practical Nurse, Orthopedic Med Surg

Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
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Licensed Practical Nurse, Orthopedic Med Surg

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift


With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 301 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 8 step-down beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 1 electrophysiology lab
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • 205 active and courtesy physicians
  • 1,192 employees


Provide direct nursing care to all patients assigned.


Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || || 865-374-5391


  • Works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
  • Assists with and documents patient/family health education.
  • Assesses and identifies the patient's physiological and psycho-social problems and needs.
  • Formulates/initiates nursing care plan which is consistent with the medical plan and accepted current standards of care and practice.
  • Demonstrates principles of infection control; collaborates with infection control nurse to ensure safety of patients, visitors and personnel.
  • Communicates patient's progress to team leader and advises team leader of patient situations which may require further assessment and/or intervention.
  • Participates in the orientation of new personnel.
  • Performs other indirect care duties as assigned.
  • Follows directions accurately and efficiently.
  • Performs nursing care according to accepted standards and hospital policies and procedures.



Must be a graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing. Must have knowledge of:

  1. General nursing theory and practice;
  2. Hospital policies and procedures;
  3. Infection control;
  4. Fire and Safety regulations.

For staff involved in the care of age-specific groups, knowledge of the bio-psychosocial needs of adult, geriatric and pediatric patients is essential. Special knowledge is required in growth and development needs of pediatric/geriatric patients where applicable.



Previous experience in department specialty is required.



Must be currently licensed by the Tennessee Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or have a temporary permit to practice.  Must be currently certified in the life support program(s) specific to unit(s) worked (CPR, ACLS, NALS) or must be recertified during orientation period.


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