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LPN Licensed Practical Nurse-New Hospital Opening!

Company: Kindred Healthcare
Location: Franklin
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

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.

Keywords: Kindred Healthcare, Franklin , LPN Licensed Practical Nurse-New Hospital Opening!, Healthcare , Franklin, Tennessee

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