Licensed Practical Nurse (Lpn)- West Meade Place

National Healthcare Corporation Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 3 days ago

DEPARTMENT: Nursing

SHIFT: All Shifts (12 hour shifts)

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, and Registered Nurse Managers

RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING: Nursing Assistants and others as assigned

POSITION SUMMARY:

Supports the mission of NHC 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Health - Ability to meet performance requirements

  • 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, prioritizing to meet the patient care needs

  • 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.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Physical Demands:

  • Able to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day

  • Able to lift 60-70 lbs on occasional basis

  • Able to bend, stoop, squat and twist numerous times a day

  • Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests

  • Able to speak in clear, concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired

  • Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity

  • Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:

  • Working with the interdisciplinary care team, to assure accurate patient assessment and development/revisions of individualized plans of care.

  • Maintains open and ongoing communication with patients and families, providing opportunity and encouragement 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 doctors and families are being notified of changes in patients' condition

  • Assume responsibility for assisting with meds and treatments as needed.

  • Assist with admitting patients and processing of physician orders as required.

  • Assist with hiring and supervision and participates in the 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 physician 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) (written, verbal warnings, suspension and termination) promptly and effectively as stated in personnel policies and amendments.

  • Maintain the security of the premises and direct unauthorized persons coming on the premises to leave

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Relieve other shifts if needed.

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