Responsible for assisting the Registered Nurse in implementing the plan of care for a group of patients and functioning in a technical role in providing quality patient care. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
Graduate of approved vocational nursing program.
Licensed Practical Nurse with current license to practice in the state of Tennessee.
Effective June 1, 2018: All new hires and transfers are required to have BLS certification.
Key Job Responsibilities
Contributes to the nursing assessment by collecting, reporting, and recording objective and subjective data.
Provides direct care in a safe manner.
Evaluation of the plan of care on a continuous basis.
Effectively communicates in writing and orally with patients/families and other health team members.
Participates in activities designed to improve health care delivery in assigned area.
The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
Must have good balance and coordination.
The physical requirements of this position are: medium work – exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.
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