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LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Summary

Nursing Scholarship Available
Increased Pay Rates

(Pay based on years of experience)

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, provides individualized nursing care including task completion for the infant, toddler, child, adolescent, adult, and/or geriatric patient through use of the nursing process and as appropriate for the age of the patient served. Performs patient care duties as outlined in the rehabilitation LPN Skills Inventory. The LPN is responsible for following Standard Precautions (Universal Precaution and BSI) procedure including transmission-based isolation as directed by the R. N. and/or IC/EH Coordinator as appropriate.

Scope of Authority / Leadership Responsibility / Reporting Relationships / Identification of Work Team

In collaboration with a Registered Nurse, the LPN has responsibility to provide direct and indirect care for the rehabilitation patient; to provide guidance to CNA, volunteers, and students as needed; to monitor all supply usage; to initiate emergency procedures related to patients, families, staff, and institution; and to adhere to all criteria set forth by JCAHO, CARF, and Tennessee State Board of Nursing.

Minimum Qualifications or Equivalents

Education, experience, licensure, certification, and/or specific skills and time frame for proficiency where appropriate.

Education
  • Graduation from accredited School of Practical Nursing with current licensure as LPN by State of Tennessee.
Experience
  • Two years designated experience in acute care or participation in appropriate orientation and/or refresher program.
Licensure/Certification
  • Current Tennessee State LPN licensure
  • Current CPR Certification
Skills/Competencies
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Working knowledge of:
  • Patient observation (vital signs, neurological signs, skin, bowel, etc.).
  • Operation/use of frequently used patient care/safety equipment.
  • Frequently performed patient care procedures.
  • Medication administration.
  • Pediatric issues – play therapy, medication dosages, chronological vs. developmental age, safety issues.
Physical / Mental Requirements 
  • Must be able to lift objects more than 50 pounds and be able to perform difficult manipulative skills. Must be able to concentrate on fine detail with some interruption.
Siskin Hospital is a Smoke-Free Facility!

In order to further our mission of helping others achieve and maintain healthy lives, effective March 1, 2017, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation will no longer hire individuals who use tobacco or nicotine products in any form. Siskin Hospital recognizes the major importance of employees’ health and the responsibility of maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all employees, volunteers, patients and visitors. Therefore, all individuals who are offered a position with Siskin Hospital are screened for illegal drug, alcohol, and/or tobacco/nicotine as part of the post-offer health screening. Individuals whose post-offer health screening results are verified positive for illegal drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco/nicotine use, and/or whose reference and/or background checks are verified unsatisfactory, will be disqualified from employment, their job offer will be withdrawn, and they may be disqualified from applying for employment for one (1) year from the date of the post-offer health screening.

The Cultural Competency and Diversity Plan of Siskin Hospital is designed to help create and maintain an environment that promotes inclusion. Overall, creating the best experience for our patients and our employees. Caring People, Changing Lives.

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If you are interested in joining our family, please email your resume to Human Resources at recruitment@siskinrehab.org.