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Graduate Practical Nurse - Physician Practice - Full-Time - Chattanooga, TN

Company: Medicine Journal
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Graduate Practical Nurse EMG performs selected nursing functions under the direction of the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Physician or the Advance Practice Practitioner. The incumbent is a non-licensed healthcare provider employed by Erlanger who is responsible for direct and/or indirect patient care.Education:Required: Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing and eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam for licensed professional nurse (LPN). De-escalation training, if applicablePreferred:N/AExperience:Required:Knowledge of practical nursing principles and practice skills. Medical background required. Preferred:N/APosition Requirement(s): License/Certification/RegistrationRequired:Proof of graduation from an accredited school of practical nursing (final school transcript, copy of diploma, or letter stating NCLEX-PN eligibility and test date.) Spring graduates must pass NCLEX-PN exam and obtain Tennessee Practical Nurse Licensure by October 1st; Fall graduates by May 1st. Guidelines also apply to out-of-state LPNs who are applying for Tennessee licensure. Tennessee licensure must be obtained within three months of hire date. BLS completed prior to going to the unit/ department and maintained going forward.The Nurse Licensure Compact will not change how to obtain or renew a Tennessee license. However, the Tennessee nursing license will be a single state license for Tennessee Residents or non-compact state residents. Tennessee licensure or multistate licensure from a compact state must be obtained within three months of hire for non-Tennessee residents.Preferred: N/ADepartment Position Summary:The Graduate Practical Nurse EMG (Erlanger Medical Group) performs selected nursing functions under the direction of a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Physician or Advance Practice Practitioner. The incumbent provides direct patient care including procedures, activities of daily living and operates equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.The Graduate Practical Nurse EMG demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned clinic. S/he must be familiar with the assessments and treatments of patients within the clinic. The incumbent demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs. Provides the care needed as described in the clinic's policies and procedures.

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