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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Company: West Tennessee Healthcare
Location: Camden
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Licensed Practical Nurse Job Responsibilities:

Performs specified patient care with a high degree of skill, minimal discomfort to the patient, and minimal supervision.
If IV Therapy covered in LPN school curriculum and competency demonstrated, may initiate peripheral IV access and administer IV flushes and IVPBs to patients according to hospital policy; administers medications and treatments, prepares for tests and surgery, and assists physicians with procedures and examinations according to hospital policy.
Must successfully complete a formal 40 hour intravenous therapy training competency program through Nurse Education after six months of employment with the hospital or provide 40 hour certificate from employment with previous hospital before being allowed to administer IV push medications.
Monitors and discontinues blood and blood products.
Receives and transcribes physicians' orders as appropriate.
Contributes to the development, implementation, and continuing evaluation of the patient care plan.
Identifies, records, and reports any change in patient condition or adverse reaction to treatment and/or medication to the RN and/or physician.
Ensures the proper segregation and safe disposal of hazardous pharmaceutical waste.
Documents care in patient's record.
Responds to medical emergencies, initiates CPR or appropriate action, and notifies appropriate personnel.
Orders patient supplies.
Performs related responsibilities as required or directed.

LPN Education: Completion of a vocational school LPN program.

LPN Requirements:

Current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse as approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing for practice in the state of Tennessee.
Responsible for Continuing Education Units annually.
BLS certification must be obtained within the orientation period, and certification must be kept current while in this position.
Special certifications may be required at the department's discretion.%60075630% %%mednurse%%

Keywords: West Tennessee Healthcare, Clarksville , Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Healthcare , Camden, Tennessee

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