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Licensed Practical Nurse, Orthopedic Med Surg

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Job Title
LPN
ID
3826819
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
ORTHOPEDIC MED SURG

Overview

Licensed practical Nurse, Orthopedic Med Surg

PRN/OCC, Variable Hours, Night Shift

Orthopedic Med Surg (5-West) is a 27-bed unit specializing in Orthopedic Joint/Spine and Bariatrics. The unit’s Joint and Bariatric patient’s average length of stay is 23 hours or less, leading to a fast turnover. The Orthopedic Med Surg team consist of RNs, Nurse Navigator, LPNs, Certified Nurses’ Aides, Patient Care Associates, Student Nurse Associate and Health Unit Coordinator.

Orthopedic Med Surg (5-West) is recognized as the “Joint Center.” Our Orthopedic Surgeons are well known in the East Tennessee region. Patient’s travel from multiple surrounding states for their expertise in total joint surgeries including hips (anterior and posterior), knees and shoulders. The team focus is providing excellent customer service, focused post-operative care, including ambulation, multi-modal pain management and standardized yet individualized patient home care education for our total joint/spine population. Orthopedic Med Surg team members encourage patient and family engagement in care and support of successful Bariatric and Joint/Spine outcomes.

The Fort Sanders Center for Bariatric Surgery is an Accredited Center by MBSAQIP. The bariatric surgeon at Fort Sanders performs a wide variety of procedures such as Gastric bypass, Gastric Sleeves and Duodenal Switch procedures. As a nurse on Orthopedic Med Surg you would be a part of an integral team who participate in the “RENEW” Program,” assisting patients postoperatively with the opportunity to achieve an obesity-free life through applied life-long education, motivation and the highest quality medical care delivered within a compassionate environment.

Joining the Orthopedic Med Surg (5-West) team, you will partner with nurses and other staff with over 20 plus years of Medical/Surgical experience who participate in unit decisions, process improvement and unit celebrations. Orthopedic Med Surg follows a multi-disciplinary approach to providing patient care to include our surgeons, physicians, pharmacy, case management plus physical and occupational therapy which is provided at bedside or in the unit’s gym. We strive to give every patient the highest level of care experience by practicing that the patient comes first, excellence in everything we do and making Fort Sanders Hospital and Orthopedic Med Surg the first and best choice. We are looking for professional individuals who like to work in a positive team environment with others who put their patients first: if that is you, please come join the Orthopedic Med Surg (5-West team).

Position Summary:

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

Recruiter: Jennifer Gordon || jgordon2@covhlth.com || 865-374-8107

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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