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Medical Assistant | LPN, Lakeside Primary Care

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024
Job Title
STUDENT PRACT NURSE ASSOC
ID
3989918
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
MEDICAL UNIT

Overview

Student Practical Nurse Associate, Complex Medical Unit

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.

4 Riverstone, Complex Medical Unit:

As a caregiver in Parkwest Medical Center’s Complex Medical Unit, 4 Riverstone, you will meet daily challenges of caring for patients with a wide array of medical conditions. These subspecialties include neurology, nephrology, hepatology, immunology, infectious disease, endocrinology, gastroenterology, psychiatry, and geriatrics. Nurses on 4 Riverstone have a unique opportunity to work within a collaborative framework with interdisciplinary team. Patients often have multiple diagnoses including, but not limited to, pneumonia, COPD, CHF, acute and chronic renal failure, cellulitis, gastrointestinal bleeds, acute and chronic liver failure, and other generalized medical conditions. Discharge planning is an important component of the patient’s care; nurses collaborate daily with case managers, social workers, pharmacists, and therapists to develop individual patient care plans. 4 Riverstone provides a professional and stimulating environment where critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork is both nurtured and expected.

Staff members include RN’s, LPN’s, Certified Nurse Assistants, Patient Care Assistants, and Health Unit Coordinators who work together to provide exceptional patient care. Our department is high energy, team orientated, and customer satisfaction is a high priority. We currently use a self-scheduling module that covers a six-week period. Staff work three 12-hour shifts per week with every other weekend rotation. We have a supportive environment and orientation is tailored to you needs.

If you are team minded and enjoy a variety of medical conditions, then our Complex Medical Unit is a place to call home.

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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