Practical Nurse, Certified - is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient under the direction of a RN.
The employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective to the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures.
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
Knowledge of general nursing principles and practice skills; knowledge of organizational functions, policies and regulations; knowledge of current trends and new developments; knowledge of principles and practices of nursing, applicable to those areas requiring special education.
Current licensure to practice nursing in Tennessee.
Ability to re-assess patients, administer pharmacological drugs as ordered, perform procedures (as certified) and operate equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.
Admission- Data Information Sheet, Triggers, Multi-disciplinary Education Form
Implement Plan of Care
Individualize Plan of Care
Evaluate Plan of Care
Patient re-assessment & Documentation- (per unit standards of care)
Pharmacology (administration and interaction)
Age Appropriate Care
Knowledge of Growth and Development
Lab Values/ABGs/Panic Levels (assessment and intervention)
Chest Tubes- Set-up, Emergency Treatment, Emptying
Central Line- Care of & Lab Draws
IV Technique/TPN or PPN- Site Rotation, Labeling, & Documentation
Restraints- Alternatives, Application, & Documentation
Pre-op/Post-op Care- Turn/Cough/Deep Breathe Q2H
Specimens-C&S, 24 Hr Urines, Sputum, Gastric, Stools, etc.
Enteral Feedings- Continuous/Bolus, Residual Checks, Irrigation
Volume Replacement- Continuous/Bolus/Rapid
Wound Care- Vac-Pac/Irrigation
Skin Care- Decubitus Prevention, Intervention, & Documentation
Skin Staples/Sutures-(removal of)
Foley Care- Insertion, Precautions, Irrigation, Removal, & Documentation of Output
Ostomy Care & Irrigation
Elimination- Removal of Impaction, Enema Administration
Cardiac Monitoring- Placement of Electrodes & Trouble-shooting
Setup/Assist or Perform Invasive Procedures
Body Substance Isolation (BSI)
Insertion of NGT or DHT
IV Push Medications
Phlebotomy-Technique, Labeling, Type & Cross Match
Hospital Information System
Specialty Carts- Latex, Urology, Traction, ENT, etc.
Code Carts - Location, Daily Checks, & Knowledge of Contents
Pyxis- Supply & Medication
SCD/TED Hose/Foot Pumps
K Pads (Heating Pad)
Erlanger Health System - 13 months ago