A Licensed Practical Nurse is employed by Erlanger Medical Center is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient under the direction of an RN within the Pediatric Sub-Specialty Clinics for Childrens Medical Services.
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 o 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. Previous pediatric experience preferred.
Current licensure to practice nursing in the State of Tennessee.
Ability to assess patients, select, develop, implement and evaluate plan of care. Ability to administer pharmacological drugs as ordered, perform procedures and operate equipment necessary for patient care as assigned.
Patient Assessment & Documentation (per unit standards of care)
Schedule diagnostic testing
Pharmacology (administration and interaction)
Age Appropriate Care
Knowledge of Growth and Development
Lab Values/ Panic Levels