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Company: American Health Communities (AHC)
Location: Waverly, TN
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

AHC–American Health Communities is a network of 29 skilled nursing and rehab facilities. We treat patients recovering from illness, injury or surgery and provide daily care for long-term residents. Our parent company, American Health Partners, is a multifaceted company with operations in seven states. Come grow with us!

The role of the Graduate Nurse LPN position is to provide basic resident care in a manner conducive to the comfort and safety of residents, as well as give direct nursing care to residents. This position will assess resident health needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records under the direction of the Director and Assistant Director of Nursing Services in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the facility, and local, state and federal regulations, to maximize the fulfillment of care-giving needs of the patients.

POSITION SUMMARY

If you enjoy leading a team that's focused on making life better for others, we want you to join our AHC staff. As an LPN graduate nurse, your skills will be rewarded with competitive pay, generous benefits and opportunities to expand your capabilities and advance in your career. 

In this role, you'll provide personalized health care to residents and supervise other caregivers to ensure the comfort and safety of those we serve. Typical daily tasks include: 

  • Give direct nursing care to residents
  • Visit all assigned residents at regular intervals during tour of duty
  • Supervise feeding of residents as necessary
  • Notify physician/physician assistant/nurse practitioner when resident's condition warrants
  • Perform administrative duties, such as documenting of:
    • Nurses' notes
    • Assessments
    • Physician/Nurse Practitioner/ Physician's Assistant orders
    • Discharge plans
    • Dietary changes
    • Reports
    • Miscellaneous forms, charts, etc.
  • Chart pertinent facts and information in a professional, clear and comprehensive manner
  • Admit, transfer and discharge resident according to policy
  • Recognize and respond to changes in residents' conditions and document observations, interventions and outcomes
  • Order from pharmacy, prepare, administer and document medications and treatments as ordered by physician/nurse practitioner/physician's assistant
  • Ensure that physician/physician assistant/nurse practitioner sign off on all verbal orders and document process
  • Conduct and/or monitor prescribed treatments, such as dressing changes, drawing of blood, catheter changes, NG tube insertion and removal, laboratory work, etc.
  • Give and receive condition report from the on-coming and off-going shift
  • Perform emergency procedures, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and in the event of death, notify family and appropriate other parties
  • Recognize, intervene, report and document accidents and incidents when they occur
  • Monitor and update care plans on each shift as appropriate
  • Supervise and participate in fire safety and other disaster drills and be prepared to carry out duties in the event on an actual event
  • Recognize, intervene and/or report complaints and grievances from resident's, families, visitors and employees
  • Monitor the facility for possible health and safety hazards
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of records, conditions and other information relating to residents, employees and facility
  • Follow the established universal precautions and isolation procedures
  • Update daily census report and submit as required
  • Attend and participate in orientation programs, on-going training and educational classes
  • Check inventory and request equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Assist in updates of written policies and procedures of routine nursing care
  • Participate in surveys made by authorized government agencies
  • Monitor and participate in daily clean-up of the nurses' station
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Current State of Tennessee Licensed Practical Nurse (See exception below)
    • Exception: employed as a Graduate Nurse until successful completion of the State board per Governor's Executive order No. 28, dated April 17, 2020, amending Executive Order No. 26, paragraph 7.16.  If unsuccessful with State board, employee becomes ineligible for LPN Nurse position.
  • Current CPR Certification

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including possible overtime, shift changes and weekends
  • Job will require frequent lifting of objects up to 50 pounds

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Our Organization does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic(s) protected by federal, state, and local laws. The Organization will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities should a request for an accommodation be made.



Qualifications

Education
Required
  • Associates degree or better


Licenses & Certifications
Required
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • CPR Certification



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