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LPN Licensed Practical Nurse-New Hospital Opening!

Kindred Healthcare
Nashville, TN 37201

Description

Licensed Practical Nurse LPN

Sign on Bonus $1k for Days and $2k for Nights

Ascension Saint Thomas Rehabilitation Hospital

Ascension Saint Thomas Rehabilitation Hospital will serve nine counties and a population of 1.9 million—including more than 298,000 senior citizens. Upon completion and pending necessary regulatory approvals, the 40-bed, state-of-the-art facility will replace the 24-bed Acute Rehab Unit now located at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital. Saint Thomas Rehabilitation Hospital will provide additional access to post-acute care by addressing Middle Tennessee’s shortage of dedicated beds for individuals who require extended neurological and cardiovascular care following serious health events.

Full Press Release

https://www.kindredhealthcare.com/about-us/news/2020/08/06/ascension-saint-thomas-midtown-breaks-ground-on-transformative-facility-developments  

Job Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical, mental, and emotional aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations all under the supervision of a registered nurse.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Job Specific:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age and clinical condition of the patient
  • Reduces the potential for medication errors by following correct medication procedures.
  • Performs patient care considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age; includes geriatric and general inpatient rehabilitation patients.
  • Under the supervision of the R.N., assists with the assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.  Identifies and initiates appropriate rehabilitation nursing interventions.
  • Under the supervision of the R.N., performs timely and accurate QI assessments.
  • Carry out the plan of care as indicated by the patient’s needs and response to treatment; evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness; updates interdisciplinary care plan accordingly based on changes in patient’s condition and individual needs.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care
  • Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain.  Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques.  Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/ health care errors.
  • Formulates a teaching plan based upon the patient’s individual and  identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services according to level of licensure.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Registered Nurses, leadership, coworkers, physicians and the Rehabilitation Services staff.
  • Participates in team conferences.
  • Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.
  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
  • Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff and complies with appropriate and approved safety standards.  Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
  • Actively participates in Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement (CQPI) activities.  Offers suggestions for opportunities for improvements in patient care, safety, education, etc.
  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations
  • Other duties as assigned

 


Qualifications

  • Graduate of Licensed Practical Nurse program with current licensure in state of Indiana
  • Accredited nursing program preferred.
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, evaluate and direct activities of clinical personnel; effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred.
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills as required.
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  • Graduate of Licensed Practical Nurse program with current licensure in state of Indiana
  • Accredited nursing program preferred.
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, evaluate and direct activities of clinical personnel; effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred.
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills as required.

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Posted: 2022-05-09 Expires: 2022-06-24

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