Covenant Health

Job Title
LPN
ID
4003673
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
MEDICAL UNIT

Overview

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Licensed Practical Nurse, Complex Medical Unit

Full Time, 72 Hours per pay period, Day 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. Annually Parkwest is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Tennessee's “Top 10” hospitals.

 

4 Riverstone, Complex Medical Unit:

As a caregiver in Parkwest Medical Center’s Complex Medical Unit, 4 Riverstone, you will meet daily challenges of caring for patients with a wide array of medical conditions. These subspecialties include nephrology, hepatology, immunology, infectious disease, endocrinology, gastroenterology, psychiatry, and geriatrics. Nurses on 4 Riverstone have a unique opportunity to work within a collaborative framework with an interdisciplinary team. Patients often have multiple diagnoses including, but not limited to, pneumonia, COPD, CHF, acute and chronic renal failure, cellulitis, gastrointestinal bleeds, acute and chronic liver failure, and other generalized medical conditions. Discharge planning is an important component of the patient’s care; nurses collaborate daily with case managers, social workers, pharmacists, and therapists to develop individual patient care plans. 4 Riverstone provides a professional and stimulating environment where critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork is both nurtured and expected.

 

Staff members include RN’s, LPN’s, Certified Nurse Assistants, Patient Care Assistants, and Health Unit Coordinators who work together to provide exceptional patient care. Our department is high energy, team orientated, and customer satisfaction is a high priority. We currently use a self-scheduling module that covers a six-week period. Staff work three 12-hour shifts per week with every other weekend rotation. We have a supportive environment and orientation is tailored to you needs.

 

If you are team minded and enjoy a variety of medical conditions, then our Complex Medical Unit is a place to call home.

 

Position Summary:  

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

 

Recruiter: Jason Shubert || jshuber1@covhlth.com || 865-374-5393

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 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.

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).

                                                

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