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Licensed Practical Nurse, Acute-Renal, Pulmonary

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024
Job Title
LPN
ID
3971617
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
CARDIOLOGY UNIT

Overview

Licensed Practical Nurse, 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:

The LPN/LVN I 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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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