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RN or LPN-Pediatric (Chattanooga)

Description

SUMMARY

Provides general nursing care to patients in the outpatient integrated clinical setting utilizing a team based model

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Explains procedures and treatments to patient to gain cooperation, understanding, and relieve apprehension.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques under the orders of the physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Prepares equipment and aids Physician during treatment and examination of patient.
  • Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.
  • Initiates a patient education plan, including patient and family instruction, according to the individualized needs of the patient as prescribed by Physician
  • Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or Physician of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.
  • Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate.
  • Under the direction of the provider, executes standing orders to assure preventive, chronic, diagnostic and medication needs of the patient are met; facilitate the highest quality of care and efficient patient flow in a team based care environment.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience:

Diploma Nursing or greater degree; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience OR Diploma from technical program or one to two years related experience and/or training or combination of education and experience.

Communication Skills:

Must possess the ability to communicate verbally and non-verbally with clients, coworkers and members of management. Excellent professional customer service skills required.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Work Processing software, Electronic Medical Records software and Spreadsheet design software.

Certificates/Licenses:

Registered Nurse with State of Tennessee OR Licensed Practical Nurse in Tennessee.

CHS is an EEO Employer

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