Under general supervision, the LPN will provide a combination of nursing services, instruction, and assessments throughout the hospital; to assist with prevention and alleviation of mental illness and promote mental health; to participate in a variety of nursing assessments, direct patient care, and health education services; and to do related work as required. The LPN is accountable for the delivery of patient care within the standards, policies, procedures and guidelines set forth by Unity, CMS, and Licensure Standards.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.
Receive delegated orders from the Director of Nursing and see that these orders are carried out by staff.
Supervise and direct the day-to-day functions of the medication nurse, and/or nursing aides.
Supervise all resident/patient treatments.
Keep intake and output records.
Assist physicians and the Director of Nursing in the treatment and examination of patients.
Perform administrative duties such as documenting nurses' notes, physicians' orders, discharge plans, dietary changes, reports, evaluations and studies.
Recognize and respond to changes in patients' conditions and document observations, interventions and outcomes.
Order from pharmacy, prepare and administer medications as ordered by physician.
Monitor and/or record follow through for signatures of telephone orders from physicians.
Conduct and monitor prescribed treatments, such as dressing changes, drawing of blood, catheter changes, NG tube insertion and removal, laboratory work, etc. as assigned.
Give and receive condition report from the on-coming and off-going shift.
Perform emergency procedures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and in the event of death, notify family and appropriate third parties.
Recognize, intervene and report accidents and incidents when they occur.
Monitor and update care plans each shift as appropriate.
Recognize, intervene and report complaints and grievances from patients, families, visitors and facility.
Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records, conditions and other information relating to patients, employees and facility.
Encourage an atmosphere of optimism, warmth and interest in patients' personal and health care needs.
Attend and participate in orientation programs, on-going training and educational classes.
Inventory and request equipment, supplies, etc.
Assist in updates of written policies and procedures of routine nursing care.
Update daily census report and submit as required.
Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies.
Admit, transfer and discharge patients.
Minimum of six (6) months experience in a hospital, long term care facility or other health care institution, preferred.
Completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing Program.
Licensed Practical Nurse license in the State of Tennessee.
Position may require unscheduled overtime, week-end work.
Must be willing and able to work flexible hours
- Technical/other training degree or better
Licenses & Certifications
- CPR Certification
- CPI Certification
- Licensed Practical Nurse
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