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Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
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Neuro Licensed Practical Nurse, Neuroscience Unit

$5,000 Sign-on Bonus for Experienced LPNs

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift 

Every other weekend and rotation of minor and major holiday.



At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center we specialize in neurological treatment and hold the longest running comprehensive stroke certification in the region - we provide full cycle, cutting edge stroke treatment including neurosurgical procedures, and neurointerventional radiology. We are a tertiary referral center for stroke and neurological care, meaning other hospitals trust us with their most complex patients.


The Neuroscience unit (5 North) at Fort Sanders Regional is a 35 private bed unit providing care for patients with neurological symptoms, including patients undergoing neurosurgical interventions and/or procedures. Patients who come to 5 North are often recovering from Cerebrovascular Accidents (CVAs, also known as strokes) or seizures. We specialize in the treatment of the post-operative patient including C fusion operations (posterior and anterior), laminectomy, craniotomies and spinal surgeries.


Our staff consists of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs, and HUCs who work together to provide exceptional patient care. In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.


As an organization, we want to grow our employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism. Because of this, all non-certified patient care assistants who are hired at Fort Sanders Regional will be automatically enrolled in our no cost “Growing Excellence through Me” (GEM) program, where they will attend classes and receive training to qualify to sit for their Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Upon receiving a CNA certification, our employees graduate from the GEM program and receive an automatic pay increase.


To learn more about our GEM program visit:


If you are passionate about putting patients first apply for our Neuro unit today!


Position Summary: 

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


Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || || 865-374-8107


  • Works in collaboration and under direction of a Registered Nurse.
  • Initiates admission database and history, and in collaboration with the RN, implements patient and family teaching and care needs.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care using focused assessment specific for stroke patients.
  • Responsible for delivery of patient care as directed for assigned patients including medication administration, therapy, and interventions.
  • Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support and communicate effectively with other licensed independent practitioners.
  • Practices in compliance with all regulatory standards and adheres to all hospital policies and procedures in the performance of duties.
  • Communicates the patient's condition to other care providers to initiate prompt therapy as needed.
  • Keeps patient documentation comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.
  • Performs and prioritizes nursing care tasks to formulate daily goals and plan of care for patients.
  • 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.
  • Communicates with peers and management any safety hazards identified in the workplace.
  • 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 stroke population served.
  • Establishes professional and respectful interpersonal relationships to create a culture of teamwork.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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: None


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


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