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Licensed Practical Nurse, Senior Behavioral Health

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024
Job Title
LPN
ID
3559117
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
SR BEHAVIORAL HLTH

Overview

Licensed Practical Nurse, Senior Behavioral Health

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night 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. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.

Senior Behavioral Health:

Our 16-bed Senior Behavioral Unit serves older adults ages 55 and older. We focus on the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of each patient. We provide services for a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses (including dementia, depression, suicide, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder). We provide stabilization in an acute care setting involving EKGs, daily labs, intravenous fluids, or antibiotics. We construct individualized treatment plans working in collaboration with physicians, families, recreational therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and social/case workers. Our goal is to ensure that the patient lives life to the fullest as they age. Patients are encouraged to participate in group therapy every day with fun and motivating activities. We take pride in creating a safe environment for both patients and staff.

Educational opportunities are always encouraged to develop best practice skills including certifications, seminars, and de-escalation classes. Positive and energetic traits are a must for this fast-paced, team-centered unit. Team members consist of RNs, LPNs, CNA/PCAs and Health Unit Coordinators who work together to provide exceptional care. Scheduling is a 6-week period. Staff work 3 days per week, 12-hour shifts, and every other weekend.

We have a supportive environment and an orientation tailored to your needs. If you are looking for a work “home” then you have found the right floor! If you are passionate about Senior Behavior Health and putting patients first apply today!

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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