Licensed Practical Nurse - Nights
Company: Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital
Posted on: June 25, 2022
Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital - Knoxville, TN
1250 Tennova Medical Way
Kindred Healthcare has partnered with Tennova Healthcare and the
University of Tennessee Medical Center to open the brand new 57-bed
inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital provides care for patients across
an 11-county region with impairments resulting from a traumatic
medical situation, such as stroke, serious spinal cord and brain
injury, neurologic illness, major multiple trauma, and orthopedic
conditions with complex or profound impairments. Although the
majority of patients are seniors, Knoxville Rehabilitation Hospital
is equipped to also treat younger patients recovering from
With more than 20 standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities
(IRFs) across a dozen states, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation
Services (KHRS) is a partner of choice for many major hospital
systems in the creation and success of joint-venture operations
that outperform in both clinical and financial outcomes. We bring
proven rehabilitation management and services expertise that
benefits our partners as well as the nearly 50,000 IRF patients we
see each year who seek to recover and get home quickly from any of
a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord
injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and
Provides patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical
and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of
patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and
responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the
supervision of a registered nurse.
Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct
administration based on the age and clinical condition of the
Reduces the potential for medication errors by following correct
Performs patient care considering needs specific to the standard of
care for patient's age; includes geriatric and general inpatient
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
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
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.
Graduate of accredited licensed practical/ vocational nurse
Current state licensure as Licensed Practical/Vocational
CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
IV Certified required or obtained within 6 months highly
Minimum six months' Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal
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