LPN, Rehab CVA Unit
Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is an award-winning, certified, and accredited facility with 541 beds. As a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders offers state-of-the art care that maximizes recovery from stroke. We are also the region’s leader in technology in areas such as bariatric surgery, robotic surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Our door-to-balloon times for heart attack patients are below the national average, and our hip fracture center offers advanced diagnosis, surgery and recovery procedures for hip patients.
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is a member of , a locally-owned, non-profit health system based in Knoxville, TN, with a “patient-focused” culture. It has been recognized by for Tennessee. The CEO of our company, Jim VanderSteeg, attends every new employee orientation and will ask you to sign our pledge of excellence to always put patients first, strive for excellence in everything we do, and make Covenant Health the first and best choice for patients in our region. As you’d expect, we offer our employees a , including: offering unmatched medical insurance, tuition reimbursement; student loan repayment assistance, certification bonuses; leadership and professional development programs; an employer-matched 401(k); and a generous Combined Time Off (CTO) program.
The LPN/LVN II will provide nursing care under supervision of a registered nurse, within an assigned unit.
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- 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: Must have a minimum of six (6) months experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse; and have successfully completed an IV therapy course developed from the Infusion Nurse Society Standards; or have a minimum of six (6) months experience as a LPN/LVN and have documented proof of having successfully completed a formal institutional/agency-based intravenous therapy training and competency program prior to January 1, 2007 or if after 2007, have completed a formal IV therapy program based on the current INS standards.
Licensure Requirement: Currently licensed by the Tennessee Board of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse.