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Student Practical Nurse Associate, Acute-Renal, Pulmonary

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024
Job Title
STUDENT PRACT NURSE ASSOC
ID
3989937
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
CARDIOLOGY UNIT

Overview

Student Practical Nurse Associate, Acute-Renal, Pulmonary

PRN/OCC, Hours vary, Day Shift

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.

5 Riverstone, Acute-Renal, Pulmonary:

Located in the “Penthouse of Parkwest” 5 Riverstone is a 44-bed unit located on the 5th floor beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset. The 5 Riverstone family is a diverse group of hardworking, dedicated individuals who use humor and teamwork to navigate out day to day work environment.

As a part of the 5R Team, you will see a large variety of patients including cardiac, pulmonary, and renal. Nurses on 5R have the opportunity to use their cardiac telemetry skills, operate various forms of oxygen delivery methods including stable tracheostomies (no ventilator patients), and care for pre/post hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients. The population on the unit is highly varied form self-care patients requiring only a work-up to total care patients. Nurses collaborate daily with case managers, social workers, pharmacists, and therapists to develop individual patient care plans. 5 Riverstone provides a professional and stimulating environment where critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork is both nurtured and expected.

Our team includes high quality RNs, LPNS, Patient Care Assistants, and Health Unit Coordinators. Our staff rotates every other holiday and weekend. We utilize a preferred self-scheduling model that covers a six -week period to allow for flexibility. We welcome staff members of varying experiences, from new graduates to the experienced healthcare professional. Come join our amazing team on 5 Riverstone!

Position Summary:

Performs a wide variety of patient care activities and supportive services under the supervision of a registered nurse.

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

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills (Student Practical Nurse Associate Core Competency checklist) to include appropriate delivery of care according to age-specific needs of the population served.
  • Take and record temperature, pulse, respiration rates, blood pressure, weight, height, and intake-output measurements. Documents oxygen saturation if patient is connected to continuous pulse oximetry.
  • Employ all established infection control policies including standard precautions, transmission-based isolation precautions, OSHA standards, safety measures and proper body mechanic in performance of job.
  • Completes designated patient care activities and provides for patient comfort and privacy.
  • Identifies and assists patients that need assistance with nutrition and/or hydration.
  • Empty drains, canisters, urine bags, bedpans and emesis basins and record intake and output.
  • Help to maintain clean and orderly patient and work environment.
  • Revises and updates the plan of care as problems change and/or new problems are identified in collaboration with RN.
  • Assists RN in obtaining a thorough nursing history on assigned patients
  • Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication skills.
  • Document/maintain patient record as appropriate.
  • Performs basic dressing changes and is knowledgeable of the fundamentals of sterile technique.
  • Evaluates nursing care actions and patient responses and documents each shift.

  • Observes and responds appropriately to changes and complications in patient conditions. Report significant changes in patient condition to RN.
  • Documents treatments and diagnostic tests with results and response. Documents in a clear, concise, accurate and legible manner.
  • Observes assigned post-treatment/operative patients immediately upon return to floor and initiates appropriate nursing actions.
  • Obtains RN signature for review and co-signature all entries.
  • Completes assigned tasks with minimal supervision, but seeks guidance when uncertain how to perform procedure.
  • Communicates suggestions and/or complaints through appropriate channels. Displays cooperation, flexibility and positive behavior to patients and other staff members.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively perform under stress.
  • 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.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

Student in an accredited licensed practical nursing education program. Student currently be enrolled in an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse program.

Minimum Experience:

None

Licensure Requirement:

CPR required.

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