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Vanderbilt University Medical Center PCU, LPN, FT in Tullahoma, Tennessee

PCU, LPN, FT - 2104413

Job : LPN

Primary Location : TN-Tullahoma-Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital (VTHH)

Organization : Progressive Care Unit 262017

Shift: : Days

Description

Progressive Care Unit, LPN FT

# 2104413

Job Summary:

This position involves delivery of nursing care based upon nursing process under the direction of a Registered Nurse according to the hospital’s policies and procedures.

Position Shift:

  • Days

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to demonstrate effective communications skills, empathy, and unconditional positive regard toward all patients and co-workers.

  • Delivery of clinical practice utilizing standards of practice and in accordance with the hospitals mission & vision.

  • Ability to work under limited supervision and to follow written and oral instructions.

  • Knowledge of bio psychosocial and spiritual aspects of human behavior ranging from infancy to geriatrics.

  • Compliance with organizational requirements, including policies, procedures and regulations specific to your unit.

  • Mechanism must be provided for contact of employee (i.e., cell phone, telephone, emergency contact).

  • Flexibility in schedule in order to meet the needs of the patients, community and staff.

  • Participates in performance improvement to improve patient outcomes.

  • Maintains licensure, required certification and annual education requirements prior to due date.

  • Demonstrates professional behavior with a positive outlook at all times

  • Knowledge and implementation of standardized PPE regarding the prevention / transmission of infectious disease / isolation processes.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Click here to view how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day: Celebrate 2019

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

Vanderbilt Tullahoma Harton County Hospital:

Our 135-bed facility is accredited by The Joint Commission and features an accredited Chest Pain Center.

Acquired by Vanderbilt Health in 2021, the hospital has served Tullahoma, Coffee County, and surrounding counties for more than 50 years. With more than 100 doctors and 500 hospital staff, Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital delivers personalized, high-quality health care close to home, offering a comprehensive range of services in a modern, patient-friendly environment

Our goal is to create an exceptional experience for our patients and their families: keeping them safe, delivering evidence-based medicine, and treating them with kindness and respect.

Click here for more information: www.VanderbilttullahomahartonHospital.com

Our Nursing Philosophy:

We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

Achieve the Remarkable:

Learn more about VUMC Nursing:

  • Nursing Careers : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/index.html

  • Benefits : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/benefits.html

  • Our Nursing Philosophy : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.html

  • Our Nursing Leadership : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html

  • Shared Governance : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.html

  • Education & Professional Development : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html

  • Life In Nashville : http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.html

  • VUMC Nursing : http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing

Basic Qualifications

Associate's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Required

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Within 6 months

Additional Qualification Required:

  • Progressive Care Unit: BLS, ACLS and CPR required. Knowledge of basic arrhythmia preferred. Approved Critical Care course preferred. Clinical experience preferred

  • Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • "Heavy Work" category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Carrying over 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Frequent: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Frequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Frequent: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Frequent: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.

Sensory

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

Environmental Conditions

  • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Req ID: 2104413

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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