Catholic Health Initiatives Chattanooga , TN 37402
Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician, Licensed Practical Nurse functions as a vital member of the healthcare team who contributes to the success of the practice by demonstrating customer/patient focus, effective communication, professionalism, and teamwork. Utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive care provided to selected patient populations and their families.
Performs basic nursing care to patients by following established standards and procedures.
Collects patient data such as vital signs; notes how the patient looks and acts, or responds to stimuli, and reports this information accordingly.
Prepares and administers injections, performs routine tests, treats wounds, and changes bandages.
Prepares patient records and files using established medical record forms/automated systems and documentation practices.
Administers certain prescribed medications, and monitors and documents treatment progress and patient response.
Participates in the implementation and evaluation of patient care based on practice guidelines, standards of care, and federal/state laws and regulations.
Monitors and documents treatment progress and patient response.
Conveys information to patients and families about health status, health maintenance, and management of acute and chronic conditions.
Participates in teams to improve patient care processes and outcomes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing program.
Must have current/valid Licensed Practical Nurse license from the state licensing board.
Must have current healthcare provider CPR (Basic Life Support) certification.
Demonstrates a commitment to service, hospital values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.
Reverence: Profound respect and awe for all of creation, the foundation that shapes spirituality, our relationships with others and our journey to God.
Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, fidelity, trust, truthfulness in all we do.
Compassion: Solidarity with one another, capacity to enter into another's joy and sorrow.
Excellence: Preeminent performance, becoming the benchmark, putting forth our personal and professional best.
Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.
Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.
Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.
Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.
Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers
This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.