Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Full Time
West Meade Place - Nashville, TN

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Health- Ability to meet performance requirements

Education and Training:
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Licensed to practice in this state.
Participates in continuing education so that he/she has knowledge of current trends and developments in nursing and maintains current licensure requirements.
Maintains CPR certification.

Job Knowledge and Capabilities:
Ability to learn, absorb, and apply technical training, follows doctor’s orders, prepare and administer treatment or medication, and keeps records in a prescribed manner.
Ability to perceive difference in patient behavior and recognize symptoms and the ability to communicate effectively in writing, by telephone and in personal contacts.
Ability to organize work procedures, assume responsibility and tactfully supervise others.
Maintains positive attitude and is an open-minded, supportive member of the Nursing Department.

Physical Demands:
Able to be on feet standing or walking 8 – 12 hours per day.
Able to lift 60-70 lbs. on occasional basis.
Able to bend, stoop, squat, and twist numerous times daily.
Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests from patients.
Able to speak in clear concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity.
Presents a professional appearance at all times.
Must be able to supervise and instruct others.
Must have good leadership and communication skills.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities Required:
Assumes responsibility for safe administration of medications and treatments.
Assists is admitting new residents.
Assist physician during rounds.
Maintain the self-respect, personal dignity and physical safety of each resident while assisting each resident to attain their highest practical level of self care.
Supervises and evaluates work performance of nursing staff.
Monitors care provided to be sure policies and procedures are followed.
Carries out disciplinary actions as stated in personnel policies.
Responsible for condition of medication and treatment carts and appropriate supplies.
Assign duties to non-licensed nursing staff and supervise to ensure compliance with assigned care, breaks, and documentation.
Resolve employee work related problems, complaints and grievance as possible.
Assist in the orientation for new licensed and non-licensed staff.
Attends appropriate nursing and staff meetings.
Participates in the Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance program.
Makes walking rounds
Assists Unit Manager as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

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The HealthCare Center at West Meade Place has been providing nursing services to the Greater Nashville community since 1992. At that time we...