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Parkwest Medical Center
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Licensed Practical Nurse, Float Pool

PRN/OCC, Hours and Shifts vary


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. Annually Parkwest is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Tennessee's “Top 10” hospitals.


Float Pool:

At Parkwest Medical Center, our nursing Float Pool consist of an amazing team of nurses, patient care assistants and health unit coordinators with a wide skill set that are trained to staff all acute care units and/or specialty units in our hospital.


Acute Care Units include:

            Oncology, Post Surgical

            Orthopedic-Neuro, Bariatric

            Cardiac Specialty

            Cardio-Thoracic Surgical

            Complex Medical Unit

            Acute Renal, Pulmonary    

            Senior Behavioral Health


Specialty Units include:

            Emergency Department

            Critical Care


Our float pool exists to help out every unit throughout our facility during times of ever-changing patient census and staffing needs. We require at least one year of recent RN experience to join our float pool.  As an incentive for the flexible nature of our positions, we offer an additional differential to all float pool employees.


As a staff member in our float pool, you will perform a variety of tasks. Because our staff move from unit to unit, it is important that our staff have a positive patient centered attitude, can be flexible, and take initiative to deliver exceptional care.  In addition to having excellent critical thinking skills, our ideal candidate will also possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.


Our float pool department has a supportive environment and orientation is tailored to your needs. We want to grow employees by promoting a culture of excellence and professionalism.


If you are passionate about putting patients first and you think variety is the spice of life, apply for our float pool today!


Position Summary:

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


Recruiter: Jason Shubert || || 865-374-5393


  • 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 a 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.
  • Administers IV venipuncture and parenteral fluids per established hospital protocol.
  • Performs specific advanced patient care treatments as approved to perform per hospital protocol.
  • 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.


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).



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