LPN: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421

19-03-2020

  • Full time

Job Description

Now Hiring Full Time, Night Shift! 

Visit www.standiferplace.org to apply now!

Call 423-490-2187 for more information.

Summary:

Provides resident care by utilizing the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementation of care. Exhibits organizational abilities related to work flow and prioritizing resident care needs. Uses current standards of practice and follows current facility policy and procedures while providing resident care. Supports the mission of The Health Center at Standifer Place and exemplifies The Better Way through leadership and demeanor. Represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

 

Education and Training:

  • Graduate from a nursing program accredited by the State.
  • Maintains a current unencumbered licensed to practice in the state where employed
  • Seeks opportunities for personal and professional growth. 
  • Attends continuing education offerings and through teaching and mentoring, contributes to the ongoing education of partners under his/her supervision

Job Knowledge and Capabilities:

  • Is responsible for maintaining clinical competency as evidenced by application of integrated nursing knowledge and skills, leadership and communication skills.
  • Utilizes the nursing process in assessment, planning and implementing care.
  • Exhibits organizational ability related to work flow, by prioritizing to meet the patient’s care need.
  • Integrates current standards of practice as well as local, state, and federal regulations related to nursing services in the care of patients.
  • Practices continuous quality improvement thinking and problem solving skills

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

  • Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and to develop/revise individualized plans of care.
  • Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families.
  • Provide opportunity and encouragement for patients and their families to participate in decision making.
  • Assure that nursing partners have been assigned duties
  • Make rounds, with specific attention to high acuity patients
  • Monitor unit/units to ensure that appropriate nursing care (according to established policies and procedures) is being provided and that the medical staff and families are being notified of changes in patients condition
  • Assume responsibility for assisting with medications and treatments as needed.
  • Assist with admitting patients and processing of medical staff orders as required.
  • Assist with the hiring, supervision, and orientation of new nursing partners
  • Assures the personal dignity and physical safety of each patient. Assist patients to attain the highest level of self-care possible.
  • Assist the medical staff during rounds.
  • Supervise nursing partners as assigned. Complete performance evaluations as required (two times per year).
  • Make changes in staffing schedule as indicated by absence and illness and contact additional help to assure staffing levels are maintained in order to meet the care needs of patients.
  • Carry out personnel disciplinary action(s) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.
  • Maintains the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave. Calls security for assistance as needed.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.
  • Relieve other shifts if needed

About The Health Center at Standifer Place

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Jonathan Richards

Chattanooga, TN, United States

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